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Where’s the Chicken?

Today’s New York Times offers an encouraging report from the cafeteria at the Family Life Academy Charter School in the Bronx, where a professional chef serves small portions of fresh, hot food — no ketchup, no processed foods, no sweets. The kids are devouring it. School co-founder Francisco Genko-ji Lugoviña pushed for a new menu […]

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Maine Bans BPA in Baby Products

On Friday, Maine became the 9th state to ban bisphenol A in baby bottles and other reusable food and beverage containers. Support for the bill was bipartisan, with the House of Representatives voting 145 to 3 and the Senate voting unanimously. The ban becomes law without Governor Paul LePage’s signature — he neither signed nor […]

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The Prenatal Dangers of Pesticides

Not one but three separate studies appearing in Environmental Health Perspectives indicate that prenatal exposure to pesticides negatively impacts cognitive development in children. Researchers at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health and Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health conducted long-term studies that demonstrate that a pregnant woman’s exposure to […]

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Spoiled Milk

Chocolate milk has the same total sugar as a soft drink.  Flavored milk has all kinds of “non-nutritive” additives. Anyone else a little frustrated that the stuff is regularly served at school? Sugar contributes to serious (and growing) health problems like obesity and type 2 diabetes.  When schools feed kids sugary drinks, they’re teaching a […]

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How to lower your BPA

What happens when five regular families switch from canned foods to fresh, organic foods for three days? Their BPA levels drop 60%. This according to a study by the Breast Cancer Fund and Silent Spring Institute, published in Environmental Health Perspectives. How can you lower your BPA? • Cook fresh foods. • Don’t consume canned […]

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