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What is Domino’s Pizza Doing in Our Schools?

With childhood obesity on the rise, the US Department of Agriculture began raising nutrition standards for school food in 2012. The assumption was that fast foods and snacks were the culprits, and tha…

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3 Reasons to Watch ‘In Organic We Trust’

A new documentary hit the scene this week. In Organic We Trust takes a look beyond the organic label to see what it really takes to eat healthy and sustainably in this country. It’s a great, thought-p…

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$4.5 Million Awarded for Farm to School Programs

The 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act has made the promise of healthier school lunches more of a reality, as will new initiatives that support locally-sourced, minimally-processed foods to be deliver…

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3,717 Schools Get Healthier

Good news for First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative: the program has met and surpassed its nationwide goal for number of healthy schools certified by the HealthierUS School Challenge (HUS…

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Pink Slime: Now Just An Option For Schools

Much ado has been about the recent hoopla over the foodstuff dubbed “pink slime” which is really something called “lean finely textured beef” by the USDA. This is a highly processed form of meat trimm…

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What’s in a Fast Food Burger?

Last week, McDonald's announced that they would stop using ammonia-treated trimmings in their hamburgers. Dubbed "pink slime" by a USDA microbiologist, ammoniated beef is one of many surprises found i…

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New School Lunches are a Step in the Right Direction

By Kati Mora, RD for DietsInReview.com Just when you thought there was no hope for school time lunches, first lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack come to the rescue with a few…

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Jamie Oliver’s Lonely Struggle In L.A.–Not!

Jamie Oliver is at it again. After the successful run, last year, of his "Food Revolution" first season in Huntington, Virginia, the British celebrity chef has taken his Reality TV show to Los Angeles…

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Can Food Heal The World?

Our Western world has never been so well informed about food, nutrition and its impact on health as it is today. When it comes to making the “right” eating choices, however, all this knowledge bea…

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The Food Revolution Goes To Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the next stop on chef Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, the campaign aimed at weaning Americans off processed and junk food. He moved his whole family from London to the City of Angel…

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