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AAP Urges Pasteurized Milk for Women, Children

More than 150 years after Louis Pasteur first tested a method of heat-treating milk to reduce the spread of germs and bacteria, renewed interest in consumption of unpasteurized (“raw”) milk has the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)... more

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Panic Over Pesticides

There’s no denying that the panic over pesticides in our food is warranted. These chemicals have been linked to everything from an increase in a variety of cancers to food allergies, and ADHD. Research shows that infants and children are especially... more

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Go Organic? Take Our Quiz!

Think you know which produce to buy organic? Take our quiz before your next trip to the grocery store! more

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Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Leading Toddlers Toward Obesity

As New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pleads for the soda ban fight to continue after his term is up, and the American Medical Association calls for taxation on high-sugar beverages such as soda and juice flavored drinks, a new... more

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Monster Cereals: Parents Beware

General Mills, in a move that smacks of business as usual, is rolling out a record five “Monster Cereals” just in time for Halloween. While there are no direct advertising plans for Count Chocula, Boo Berry, Franken Berry, Fruity Yummy... more

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Book Review: French Kids Eat Everything

When I first heard about the new book French Kids Eat Everything, I rolled my eyes. Yet another book about how French children eat better, sleep better, perform better, are better behaved… But I decided to read it anyway, desperate... more

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10 Ways To Remake The Sandwich

10 twists on the traditional sandwich that are sure to make this lunchtime staple healthy, hearty, and a cinch to prepare. more

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Green Feeding Tips

Ways to "go green" in your kitchen to help your whole family prepare, store, and enjoy food the healthier way. more

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Consumer Watchdog Group Takes Aim At Children’s Menus

“I’d like two cheeseburgers, two large orders of fries, 6-piece chicken nuggets, and four medium cokes.” Sound familiar? It should—an estimated 50 million Americans eat in fast food restaurants every day. Knowing how busy today’s families are, it’s easy to... more

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Does Sugar Make Kids Hyperactive?

Generations of well-meaning parents and highly educated doctors can’t all be wrong…or can they? For decades now, sugar-laden holidays have been a source of celebration and consternation. Parents and grandparents alike happily satisfy a child’s sweet tooth with birthday cakes,... more