Congress approves first new wilderness area in 5 years
March 7, 2014, 2:42 p.m. by Russell McLendon
The bill protects 32,500 acres of Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, ending an unprecedented five-year drought of new wilderness areas designated by the U.S. Congress.
Does your junior chef have the culinary chops to get invited to the White House?
March 5, 2014, 6:24 a.m. by Robin Shreeves
Kids 8-12 can enter the 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. Winners get invited to the White House for the Kids’ State Dinner.
Michelle Obama unveils nutrition label of the future
February 27, 2014, 3:56 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
The FDA is opening up public comments for reaction to two possible nutrition labels. One will replace the label we’ve been looking at for 20 years.
Will Ferrell gets schooled by kids about healthy eating
February 25, 2014, 10 a.m. by Robin Shreeves
The “Anchorman” star joins Michelle Obama to celebrate the fourth anniversary of Let’s Move!
Do you want factory farms doing their own poultry safety inspections?
February 10, 2014, 12:16 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
Food and Water Watch parodies “Portlandia’s” awesome chicken sketch to make a point about factory farming inspections and urges consumers to take action.
5 fast facts about the farm bill, including why you may be eating more sushi
February 5, 2014, 2:43 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
Congress finally passed the farm bill and the president is expected to sign it into law. Here are 5 facts, picked out of 956 pages of legislation, to deepen your understand of what's actually in it.
January 29 is Big Block of Cheese Day at the White House
January 27, 2014, 3:51 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
The Obama administration is making Big Block of Cheese Day a reality. Fans of Aaron Sorkin’s 'The West Wing' and those who know their President Jackson history will already know what it’s all about.
‘Fed Up,’ a film about childhood obesity, has food industry on the defensive
January 22, 2014, 2:57 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
'Inconvenient Truth' producer Laurie David teams up with Katie Couric to make a film that doesn't have a distributor yet but already has the Grocery Manufacturers Association defending its efforts.
5 ways Michelle Obama has made the White House a more welcoming place
January 15, 2014, 4:04 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
In honor of her 50th birthday, we celebrate the first lady and her ability to lead by example — and to make us all feel at ease.
President Obama and Steve Harvey surprise kids on White House tour
December 18, 2013, 12:11 p.m. by Laura Moss
Video: President Obama and Steve Harvey surprise a White House tour group — and Harvey says he's never been ignored so much in his life.
Sally Ride awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously
November 22, 2013, 12:48 p.m. by Robert Z. Pearlman, SPACE.com
Ride is only the ninth astronaut to receive the honor.