junk food 

Students sell banned junk food from their lockers like drugs

Like the high school version of prohibition, students are reacting to junk food bans at their schools by establishing black market operations for trafficking the goods under the administration's radar. Soda? Chips? Chocolate bars? Just when you...

Children and eating disorders

We all knew that girl in high school, the one who never ate anything. She was pencil thin, with paper thin hair and skin. She was anorexic or bulimic, but no one ever talked about it. She withered away right in front of us and no one realized it...

Celebrating birthdays at school

Ellie's 7th birthday falls on a school day this year. In the past, she attended a small private school where bringing treats to share with the class was not only allowed, it was expected. But now that she is public school, the rules have changed and...

Kellogg to raise nutrition standards in kids' foods

A lot of attention is being paid lately to products being marketed to kids, especially food. Advocacy groups like the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood want to see food manufacturers stop...

Brits start war on cheese

There's a joke on my Mom's side of the family that the women will eat anything if it is covered in cheese. And, well, it is true; we will eat anything that has cheese on it. Some Britons would not be very happy about this fact: New advertising rules...

Junk food black market run by kids

Students in Scotland are running a junk food black market in order to get around the healthy meals offered by schools. The head of Glascow's school meals service said that students are smuggling sodas (fizzy drinks), sweets and other junk food onto...

Gwyneth Paltrow says a big NO to McDonald's

I was recently surfing about the web when I encountered an article in which Gwyneth Paltrow talks about her devotion to nutrition when it comes to her children, Apple and Moses. Her response when asked about allowing them to eat at McDonald's, was an...

Blogging Baby Size 6: Top six things pre-adolescent boys like to do at sleepovers

No, not that! They are PRE-adolescent! Get your minds out of the gutter. But my 12-year-old son had his best friend over for a sleepover last night, and this is pretty typical for them. They like to: 6. Buy their OWN bags of Fritos and Cheetos and...

Coca-cola threatening to pull its vending machines out of UK schools

From BBC.com:  In light of the Education Secretary's ban on junk food in schools, Coca-Cola has written a letter threatening to pull its vending machines, saying that its business would be unviable in light of the ban.  Coca-Cola further...

Do you want to help get junk food out of the schools?

Why not, I say? There is a bill proposed to Congress that would redefine  'junk food', and keep more of it out of our schools, not only the cafeterias, but also the vending machines. You can't control everything your child eats once they leave...

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