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Slow Food

Posted in Bumkins, Nutrition Nook on October 2nd, 2009 by johanna – Comments Off

The Slow Food organization was founded in 1989 to promote a renewed interest in the source of food, in the preparalogo_testatation of food, in the taste of food, and in the worldwide effect of our food choices. Visit the Slow Food website for information about upcoming events and the latest news about the organization.

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Kids Meals

Posted in Nutrition Nook on February 8th, 2009 by johanna – Comments Off

appleA recent study published in the November 2008 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition looked at the nutrient content of kids meals offered by 10 fast-food companies. Only 3% of kids meals met the US Department of Agriculture nutrient standards for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Most of the kids meals that met the standards were deli-sandwich based meals and included milk and a side of fruit. Using this information, parents can make kids meals at fast-food establishments healthier by ordering milk instead of soda and a side of fruit instead of French fries.

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