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Food Revolution Day

May 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Y’all know about Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, right? His television shows brought viewers into the front lines of the childhood obesity battle, and a battle it is when faced with a food industry that will spend millions in marketing rather than admit that chocolate milk is not, in fact, a health food. (Neither is Nutella, [...]

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Win for Healthy Schools in DC (and 5 links for Friday)

May 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

First, some good news: Earlier this week, the DC City Council unanimously approved the “Healthy Schools Act.” The measure creates strong nutrition and exercise standards in a city with one of the highest rates of childhood obesity in the country. Among the highlights, the new legislation will: Mandate lower-calorie, lower-fat nutrition guidelines be met; Triple [...]

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