Jill Richardson

08/14/2014 - 6:43pm

    You can lead a kid to vegetables, but you can’t make her eat. Especially if the food doesn’t taste good.

    That’s what the government found out in the wake of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

    I was active in advocating for school lunch reform at...

04/07/2014 - 2:33am

    A new scientific report predicts more dire and irreversible consequences of the climate crisis than ever before.

    “No one on this planet will be untouched by climate change,” declared Rajendra Pachauri, the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

04/03/2014 - 1:09am

    I know I shouldn’t be, but I am shocked by Americans’ laziness.

    We look for the closest parking spot to the gym so that we don’t have to walk those extra few steps. We indulge in watching more cooking shows, yet actually cook less than ever. We...

03/27/2014 - 3:09am

    There are more than 1,000 chemicals known to be toxic to the brains of animals in lab experiments. Yet we only know of 214 for humans, and just 12 for developing fetuses and infants, a recent study revealed.

    Why are these numbers so far apart? Is it because lab...

03/20/2014 - 2:38pm

    As a Californian, I have not gotten too much sympathy from friends and family about our rotten weather this winter. Yes, I said rotten weather. It’s been incredibly pleasant— except for a few times when the temperature crept up to 90 — but we’ve hardly had any rain.

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03/13/2014 - 1:48am

    The Food and Drug Administration recently came out with a sweet surprise. Its proposed new nutrition label will finally give us a bit of key information we need to understand our food: the amount of added sugars.

    If you look at a nutrition label now, you will see how...

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