18 Aug '11, 6pm

Teaching Children To Eat Again! | Care2 Causes

Teaching Children To Eat Again! | Care2 Causes

The statistics are alarming: approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children aged 2—19 years in the U.S. are obese. Since 1980, obesity rates among children and adolescents have almost tripled. Faced with these startling facts, schools in the city of Greeley, Colorado , have decided to make some big changes. They are throwing out the prepackaged food and going back to basics. Greeley’s schools will be cooking from scratch about 75 percent of the time on the opening day, with a goal of reaching 100 percent by this time next year, when ovens and dough mixers for whole wheat pizza crust will be up and running. The state of Colorado is a leader in the back-to-scratch movement. Of the 100 or so districts nationally that have worked with Cook for America , a group that trains school cooks in healthier lunch-ways, more than half are in Colorado, including schools in the largest d...

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20 Percent Of American Children Live In Poverty | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 18 Aug '11, 10am

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care2.com 19 Aug '11, 8pm

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care2.com 18 Aug '11, 4pm

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Meet Oprah Winfrey, The Educator! | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 16 Aug '11, 5pm

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nwf.org 15 Aug '11, 2pm

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Mother Kills Self, Autistic Son, In Despair Ove...

care2.com 10 Aug '11, 8pm

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Rooftop Solar Is Experiencing a Boon in Califor...

care2.com 17 Aug '11, 5am

Rooftop solar power installations are experiencing a boom this year in California , and the California based company Sunge...

Sixth Bullied Student Sues Minnesota School District | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 13 Aug '11, 12pm

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straitstimes.com 18 Aug '11, 9am

HANOI (AFP) - Vietnam is battling to control an unusually severe outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease that has killed ...

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felicianeo.com 18 Aug '11, 6am

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environmentalhealthnews.org 17 Aug '11, 1pm

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Burger Chain Says, "Eat Less Meat" | Care2 Causes

Burger Chain Says, "Eat Less Meat" | Care2 Causes

care2.com 10 Aug '11, 9pm

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Q&A: Laurie David on Healthy Parenting | Care2 Healthy Living: As a mother and environmentalist, Laurie David kn...

Q&A: Laurie David on Healthy Parenting | Care2 ...

care2.com 17 Aug '11, 1pm

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felicianeo.com 23 Aug '11, 2am

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Safe, organic food too expensive? Eat less meat: via @grist

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grist.org 16 Aug '11, 6pm

Great article, Michele.I am not sure why people believe that everything in the current American diet, which has already be...