It’s Friday afternoon, and that means it’s time for me to give you a little weekend reading from around the web. Here are a few food related items that I thought might interest you.

USA Today reports that Kellog is taking the immunity claims off of some of its cereals. It’s one more example that the backlash on front of packaging labels is having an effect.

Kellogg is scrapping controversial immune-system claims from its Cocoa Krispies and Rice Krispies cereal boxes even as some critics are turning their attention to another food giant, Nestlé, which is making similar claims on some cartons of its kid-targeted Juicy Juice.
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Wendy Gabriel from the My Green Side has some tips for greening up your Thanksgiving.

Make your Thanksgiving a little greener this year. Whether you’re hosting a Thanksgiving dinner or traveling to celebrate the holiday, there are many things you can do to have a greener Thanksgiving.
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If you’ve ever waited tables, you know that if you don’t work, you don’t make any money. The New York Times is reporting that because of the seriousness of the flu this year, that might change – at least temporarily.

In an effort to rein in the spread of the H1N1 flu, Representative George Miller, the chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, introduced legislation on Tuesday that would guarantee five paid sick days for workers sent home by their employers with a contagious illness.
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Want to know if a town is doing well? Take a look at its restaurants. One New Jersey town is seeing revitalization, and it’s most evidenced by the food that can be found on its main street according to The Courier Post.

Though the Broadway Theatre and biannual craft fairs have been staples of Pitman, the borough is just now beginning to emerge as an arts destination in southern New Jersey

How is that transformation becoming evident?

Follow the food.

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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.