food and drug administration 

Artificial Food Colorings Come Under Scrutiny by Federal Government

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If your kids seem to bounce off the walls after their morning bowl of cereal, you may want to take a look at the side of the box and see if artificial food colorings are listed in the ingredients.
The subject of...
Some parents say food dyes cause hyperactivity in their kids.

FDA Fears Kids Will Like Dissolvable Tobacco

Lawrence Deyton, head of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products,says he's concerned about dissolvable tobacco products. Credit: Jacquelyn Martin, AP
Remember candy cigarettes? You can still buy them, and odds are some kids still enjoy them, but th...

FDA wants antidepressant warnings for young adults

Currently, antidepressant medication labels include warnings about the increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in adolescents and children who take these medications. The Food and Drug Administration is now proposing that the labels be chan...

Some school cafeterias not being inspected

Would you eat in a restaurant that wasn't inspected regularly by the Health Department? Would you let your kids? According to the US Agricultural Department, millions of children are doing just that, eating in school cafeterias that are not being mon...

Spot the Block campaign aimed at tweens

In an attempt to raise pre-teen awareness about healthier food choices, the Cartoon Network is teaming up with the Food and Drug Administration to launch their new 'Spot the Block' campaign. The 'block', of course, refers to the nutritional facts lab...


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