Americans consuming less sugar. New research from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES) suggests that Americans are consuming less sugar – including white and brown sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, maple syrup, honey and molasses – than in the year 2000. The research shows Americans consume an average of 19 teaspoons per year, down from 25 teaspoons in 2000. Los Angeles Times

Kids need longer meal time to crunch on healthy foods. In France, kids get one to two hours to eat their lunch; kids in the U.S. get 25-30 minutes. Some say the limited lunch period isn’t enough time to eat a healthy meal and may be part of the reason why 25 million kids in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Studies show that eating too quickly may cause kids to consume more calories. Given that 30-50% of kids’ calories come from school meals, it may be worthwhile to give our kids more time to chew the apple instead of chugging the apple drink.
USA Today 

Road trip for real food. Try as we might, not all of us have access to healthy, affordable food. Over the next decade it is estimated that 50% of children of color born will develop Type 2 diabetes as a result of poor diet. Twelve activists sponsored by Live Real kicked off their
Food and Freedom Rides to spread the word about food injustice and develop solutions in urban and rural communities such as Birmingham, Alabama and Detroit, Michigan. The Daily GOOD


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