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I’m catching up on news items from last week and wanted to share an important new study from The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity regarding how parents view food industry marketing practices targeted toward their children, a study which, according to the Rudd Center, is the first of its kind. Surveying 2,454 parents with children aged […]

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A Reader’s Food-In-The-Classroom Success Story

by Bettina Elias Siegel on October 30, 2012

Last week I shared a reader’s account of a teacher who used candy and other junk food to teach kindergarteners the ABCs and who was oblivious to two reported food allergies in her classroom.  But the story had a happy ending:  after the parent met with the teacher, the junk food program was dropped and […]

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Really? 20% of Kids Surveyed Think Pasta Comes from an Animal

by Bettina Elias Siegel on May 17, 2012

Well, that’s apparently true in Australia, anyway.  But would the results of a food literacy survey here in the U.S. be any different? We’ve talked a lot on The Lunch Tray about the sharp decline in food knowledge and cooking skills in America, a country which ranks last among 20 surveyed nations in terms of time […]

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