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....

No Licorice Now? Wow, Pregnancy is a Rough Gig

Pregnant? Lay off the licorice. Credit: Getty Images
"I will greatly multiply your pain in childbearing. In pain you will bring forth children." -- Genesis 3:16 Wow. No kidding. Forget labor pains. Pregnancy itself can be a bummer, what wit...

Whip Up Fast, Fresh Meals With Baby Food Maker

Tantalize your tot's tastebuds. Credit: Giggle
Ooh la la! Straight from France, the Beaba Babycook baby food maker makes it easy for any mama or papa to whip up fresh, healthy gourmet cuisine for their little bébé. Babycook is ...

'Top Chef' Host Padma Lakshmi Dishes on Cooking for Babies

Padma Lakshmi plans to cook for her baby at home. Credit: Andrew H. Walker, Getty Images
Padma Lakshmi has a lot on her plate. In addition to being a best-selling cookbook author, host of the Bravo series "Top Chef," creator of the spice l...

Popeye Propaganda: Kids Strong to the Finish Because They Eat Their Spinach

Forget the protein bars -- this man wants a can of spinach. Credit: Yoshikazu Tsuno, AFP / Getty Images
"I'm Popeye the sailor man! (Toot! Toot!) I'm Popeye the sailor man! (Toot! Toot!) I'm strong to the finish 'cause I eats me spinach. I'm Po...

Not Eating Puts Kids at Risk of Asthma, Study Shows

Hunger has profound effects on health. Credit: Getty Images
Health experts have long warned us that not eating can cause an incurable medical condition known as "death." However, you don't have to wait until the worms play pinochle on your sno...

Vegetables, Schmegetables, Autistic Kids are Picky Eaters; Study Says Relax

Man does not live by bread alone, the Gospel of Matthew tells us. True. There must frequently be peanut butter and jelly involved. Oh, and chicken nuggets. Don't forget the chicken nuggets. Beyond that, man is one happy camper. OK, so the ...

Want Fries With That? Kids See More Fast Food Ads, Fewer for Sweets

Burger, anyone? Fast food ads top those for cookies and candy. Credit: pointnshoot, Flickr
Sweet or salty? When it comes to kids and TV ads, salty wins. Kids are more likely to see television advertisements for fast food than for candy...

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...

Young Girls Who Drink Soda Are Less Healthy as Adolescents, Study Shows

Sip safely. Credit: Getty Images
We know soda may not be the most nutritious choice when it comes to beverages, but a recent study shows girls who drink soda as young children have less healthy diets through adolescence than their peers who pas...

Opinion: "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" Shows That Kids Don't Read

What chance does Jamie Oliver have when kids can't tell an eggplant from a pear? Credit: ABC
You don't need to work very hard to decipher the message behind Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution.
The new ABC reality series, which documents the ...

Are You Raising a "Good" Eater?

As long as there have been mothers, children have been admonished: "Clean your plate!" Parents will go to great lengths to command, cajole or trick their picky kids into consuming the broccoli or beets left cold and uneaten. Doubtless, it's done with...

Salt: Safe or Scary?

Should you be worried about your child's salt intake? EraPhernalia Vintage (catching up), Flickr
The latest nutritional bogeyman is partially hydrogenated oil, also called trans-fat. Hello, increased risk of heart disease! But what about salt,...

Choline for Early Development?

Choline is a nutrient similar to Vitamin B that has been found to have a positive effect on early development. The human body produces some choline and it is also found in breast milk, many common foods and is available as a dietary supplement. Ho...

Working Moms' Kids Are Less Healthy, Study Says

Moms who work outside the home don't have time for a healthy lifestyle, study says. Credit: moriza, Flickr Get your boxing gloves out, ladies, there's a new salvo being fired in the Mommy Wars -- a study out of Britain reveals that kids of wo...


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