Study Says 1 in 13 US Children Have Food Allergy

1 in 13 children in the U.S. have a food allergy. Credit: Getty Images
CHICAGO (AP) - Food allergies affect about one in 13 U.S. children, double the latest government estimate, a new study suggests.
The researchers say about 40 per...
Peanuts and milk were the most common sources.

Ina Garten Offers 5 Tips to Make Cooking Easier

Ina Garten shares five ways to make cooking easier from her latest cookbook. Credit: Ina Garten "Barefoot Contessa" host Ina Garten shares five ways to make cooking easier from her latest cookbook, "Barefoot Contessa: How Easy is That?"...Follow Ina Garten's tips to keep your kitchen running smoothly.

California Mom Sues Nutella, Says Nutrition Claims Exaggerated

A California mom says she was shocked to learn Nutella isn't nutritious. Credit: Alberto Pellaschiar, AP
Shocking as this may sound, chocolate may not be the most healthful choice for your kid's breakfast.
Not surprised? California ...
Mom says Nutella's marketing claims are misleading.

Farmer Steve's Organic Microwave Popcorn

Once you pop organic, you'll never want anything else. Credit: Amwell Valley Organic Grains
In 2007, there was a big push for microwave popcorn manufacturers to stop using diacetyl, an ingredient in artificial...
A friend recently turned us on to Farmer Steve's Popcorn, and our microwave has been popping with excitement ever since.

Can You Control What Your Children Eat?

Just try and stop him. Credit: Corbis
A new study from Johns Hopkins University makes a somewhat startling claim -- that parents don't have much control over what their children eat. Or maybe this finding shouldn't be all that...

Savenor's Bacon Society 2011: Monthly Bacon

Who wouldn't love a shipment of bacon in the mail every month? Credit: Savenor's
Sure, we've read the articles this year telling us how bacon has jumped the shark and the impassioned pleas for chefs around the country to move on to a new ...
Sure, bacon might have jumped the shark, but that's not enough to stop us diehard bacon fans from going hog wild for the smoky stuff.

Starving College Students Turning to Food Stamps

The stereotype of the starving college student conjures up images of co-eds subsisting on cases of ramen noodles and food smuggled out of the cafeteria by friends with meal plans. But these days, that stereotype may be more truth than fiction....

Baby Food Dispensing Spoon is Good to the Last Bite

Easy peasy lemon squeezy. Credit: Boon
Unless you're a circus performer, there's no easy way to juggle a baby, a spoon and a baby food jar with two hands. If the thought of a trapeze gives you vertigo, you may want try the Squirt baby food d...

Easy Treat: Make Your Own Popsicles at Home

The kids will have a blast creating their own pop-masterpieces. Credit: Zoku
Put an end to messy homemade juice pops that take forever to freeze with the adorable Zoku Quick Pop Maker. Keep the base in the freezer so it's always ready to go, then...

Opinion: Happy Meal Toy Lawsuit Is Out to Lunch

Will banning Happy Meal toys make kids eat healthier? Credit: Ben Stansall, AFP / Getty Images
Fighting childhood obesity is a good thing. Unfortunately, some folks are too focused on the toys in our kids' hands rather than the unhealthy food i...

Amazing Kid: Teen Teaches Homeless Kids Food Basics With After-School Programs

Catherine Aker knows homelessness can happen to anyone. That's why she reaches out to help kids who live below the radar. Credit: Carolyn Aker
Catherine Aker may be just 16 years old, but she is wise enough to know that poverty and homelessne...

Orthorexia: Healthy Eating Disorder?

Beth Dunn and her son, Greye, study up on breakfast foods. Credit: Beth Dunn
When he was eight years old, Greye Dunn worried about calories and vitamins, and had a fear of sodium. That was last year. Greye, who turns 10 this week, tells ParentD...

Dad Creates Edible Superhero Lunches

One Nebraska 5-year-old is the talk of his elementary school cafeteria thanks to the painstaking efforts of his dad, who makes him elaborate lunches in the form of comic-book superheroes. Kai Wilken, 35, of Omaha, spends hours each day th...

Product Recall: Certain HappyTot and HappyBaby Pouch Meals

Credit: Nurture, Inc. / FDA You may need to change the dinner menu tonight. Nurture Inc's HAPPYTOT Stage 4 and HAPPYBABY Stage 1 and Stage 2 pouch meals have been voluntarily recalled due to a packaging defect. The pouches in question may s...

Expert Tips for Getting Kids Involved in the Kitchen

"You don't need to be an expert to cook," Elisabeth de Mariaffi tells Cabin Fever. Elisabeth is the author of Eat It Up!, a colourful and practical new cookbook for children, and she's just the person to reassure a harried and hopeful parent that c...


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