Flavored milks may soon contain artificial sweeteners
March 1, 2013, 3:26 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
The dairy industry wants the FDA to approve the use of artificial sweeteners in products that are labeled as milk without putting that information on the front of the package. The public has until May 21 to give opinions.
Jonas Falk earns a healthy profit helping school kids eat well
February 28, 2013, 5:07 p.m. by John Platt
Founder of Organic Life has grown a $20 million company by serving great-tasting food at schools.
Child slavery: Girl Scout cookies' latest ethical problem
February 21, 2013, 11:41 a.m. by Robin Shreeves
A new petition asks the Girl Scouts to source its cocoa ethically so that the group's cookies aren’t created with the use of child slave labor.
Weekend reads: Make sure you sit down to family dinner this weekend
February 15, 2013, 5:26 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
Your weekend is busy, but sitting down for a meal with the family should be part of it. We’ve got a roundup of good advice on how to get it done from across the Web.
#NotLovinIt: Students head to McDonald's for free WiFi
February 14, 2013, 12:41 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
As libraries close or cut hours, students without access to WiFi at home are turning to the local McDonald's so they can study and do researching, using the free WiFi. That needs to change.
Make your own natural red food dye for Valentine's treats
February 12, 2013, 9:58 a.m. by Robin Shreeves
Instead of coloring Valentine’s treats with artificial red dye, try one of these natural red dye alternatives for cupcakes, cookies and more.
Are well-behaved children in restaurants the exception?
February 12, 2013, 8:48 a.m. by Robin Shreeves
A Washington family received an unexpected $4 discount at a restaurant because their kids had good manners. Are well-behaved children in restaurants really so rare?
USDA's 'Smart Snacks in School' proposal open for public comment
February 7, 2013, 2:08 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
The USDA wants to set nutritional standards for snacks sold in vending machines, "a la carte" lunch lines and school stores. Their proposal is open for comments from the public.
Tierra Farm organic snacks are fresh and satisfying
February 6, 2013, 1:26 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
The upstate New York company roasts and processes organic nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coffee and more that make for some seriously satisfying snacking.
Did Gatorade customers succeed in getting formula changed?
January 28, 2013, 3:33 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
Brominated vegetable oil is being removed from Gatorade products after a consumer petition received more than 200,000 signatures. Did the petition sway the company, and will other companies follow their lead?
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