Center for Science in the Public Interest http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1118/all en USDA gets solid "A" for school meal fixes http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/usda_gets_solid_a_for_school_meal_fixes <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/usda_gets_solid_a_for_school_meal_fixes" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/kid_eating.jpg" alt="USDA gets solid &amp;quot;A&amp;quot; for school meal fixes Blog Post" title="USDA gets solid &amp;quot;A&amp;quot; for school meal fixes Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Will pizza and French fries soon disappear from school cafeterias? In a word, no. More on that later. But thanks to new rules issued this week by First Lady Michelle Obama and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, school meals are about to undergo a major nutritional makeover for the better.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/usda_gets_solid_a_for_school_meal_fixes#comments Food News Blog Center for Science in the Public Interest Food & health news Healthy kids Michael F. Jacobson Nutrition Fri, 27 Jan 2012 17:33:53 +0000 Nifer 58697 at http://www.eatingwell.com Fighting to Sell Junk Food to Kids http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/fighting_to_sell_junk_food_to_kids <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/fighting_to_sell_junk_food_to_kids" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/PZ7053_0.JPG" alt="Fighting to Sell Junk Food to Kids Blog Post" title="Fighting to Sell Junk Food to Kids Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><h3><em>Really, grocery manufacturers? That&rsquo;s your highest priority? </em></h3> <p>Think of all the things that food manufacturers could be doing to improve the nation&rsquo;s health. They could reduce the amount of salt in packaged foods to help prevent blood pressure from rising. They could make healthier foods for school lunches. And they could use their billions of advertising dollars to encourage children (and their increasingly overweight parents) to eat healthier foods. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/fighting_to_sell_junk_food_to_kids#comments Food News Blog Center for Science in the Public Interest Family meals Food & health news Good choices Healthy kids Michael F. Jacobson Fri, 18 Nov 2011 21:41:55 +0000 Erin McCormick 32655 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Next Big Thing on Food Labels http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/the_next_big_thing_on_food_labels <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/the_next_big_thing_on_food_labels" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/salad_dressing_0.jpg" alt="The Next Big Thing on Food Labels Blog Post" title="The Next Big Thing on Food Labels Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Wouldn’t it be great to walk through the supermarket and be able to identify the healthiest products at a glance? Without even turning the package over and looking at Nutrition Facts panels?</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/the_next_big_thing_on_food_labels#comments Food News Blog Center for Science in the Public Interest Food & health news Health Michael F. Jacobson Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 22 Nov 2010 19:12:27 +0000 Erin McCormick 16655 at http://www.eatingwell.com Seven Reasons to Pass Child Nutrition Now! http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/seven_reasons_to_pass_child_nutrition_now <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/seven_reasons_to_pass_child_nutrition_now" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/6014A_0.jpg" alt="Seven Reasons to Pass Child Nutrition Now! Blog Post" title="Seven Reasons to Pass Child Nutrition Now! Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>When Congress comes back for the post-election session, there will be little time and many competing priorities. One that must be addressed is child nutrition. Child nutrition may not have the political cachet of some of the big-ticket items on Congress’ plate, but here are seven reasons why this bill should be a top priority for congressional action.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/seven_reasons_to_pass_child_nutrition_now#comments Food News Blog Center for Science in the Public Interest Food & health news Healthy kids Michael F. Jacobson Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 22 Nov 2010 17:42:44 +0000 Erin McCormick 16653 at http://www.eatingwell.com A Date Certain for Food Safety http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/a_date_certain_for_food_safety <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/a_date_certain_for_food_safety" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/egg_cracked_so10_310_0_0.jpg" alt="A Date Certain for Food Safety Blog Post" title="A Date Certain for Food Safety Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p><i>Monday, November 29 is our last best hope for the Senate to pass food safety reform. That’s something I hope we can be thankful for next week.</i></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/a_date_certain_for_food_safety#comments Food News Blog Center for Science in the Public Interest Food & health news Health Michael F. Jacobson Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 22 Nov 2010 17:36:25 +0000 Erin McCormick 16652 at http://www.eatingwell.com