High Cost of Fruits, Veggies Tied to Higher Body Fat in Young Children

High prices for fresh fruits and vegetables are associated with higher Body Mass Index (BMI) in young children in low- and middle-income households, according to American University researchers in the journal Pediatrics. “There is a small, but significant, association between the prices of fruit and vegetables and higher child BMI,” said Taryn Morrissey, the study’s lead author […]

GMO-free ingredients are tough to round up in the U.S.

By John Upton, Grist.org Responsible food manufacturers are trying to meet consumer demand for products that are free from transgenic ingredients. And they are finding it exceedingly difficult in the U.S. to do so. The New York Times reported Sunday on the difficulties — and high costs — faced by small and large companies that want to […]

Farm-to-School Programs Improve Nutrition

Farm to School Efforts Double in Minnesota Demand from students, farmers and schools grows for farm to school programs   MINNEAPOLIS, Minn – March 9 – The number of Minnesota school districts purchasing fresh food from local farms has more than doubled in the last 15 months, according to a survey released today by the […]