Study: Food and Drinks Marketed to Teens Are Unhealthy

Each year, the average teen sees about 6,000 youth-targeted ads for food and drink products. The most attention-grabbing ads often feature celebrities like pop stars. A new study has found that nearly all of these celebrity-endorsed products are unhealthy. The list of products includes fast foods, sweets, soda, and other…

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Father’s Day Food Memories

Even though Father’s Day is about six months off from Hannukah, it always makes me think of my taciturn father’s potato pancakes. Made in a large, battered cast iron pan, these latkes were always perfect: crisp outside, juicy inside, delicious whether with sour cream, sugar, apple sauce, or just plain….

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Graduating With a Diploma in Food Allergy Life

My nails will be painted. I will sit up tall in the white wooden chairs used only for special occasions, as I fiddle with the edges of the program. The room, lined with graduation photos and decorations, will vibrate with excitement and emotion. I will resemble the other parents today….

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Dear Teacher of my Food Allergic Child

image: created by author I wish I had written this letter in the Fall, when school started. As a teacher, you are the next most important and influential person in my child’s life. As the school year ends, cards and gifts will flow to you with words of gratitude and…

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Chipotle Restaurants Linked to Food Poisonings

Chipotle Mexican Grill, one of the most popular restaurant chains with teens, is under fire after its locations have been linked to food poisonings. More than 50 people in nine states have contracted E. coli from the restaurants. E. coli is a bacterium that can cause severe stomach pain, diarrhea,…

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