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The Brian Lehrer Show

Feeding Babies Too Early

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Researchers at the CDC were surprised to find that 40% of mothers reported feeding solid food to babies under 4 months old; the recommended age is 6 months old. Sally Findleyprofessor of Clinical Population and Family Health and of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences at Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, discusses the reasons health guidelines for children are sometimes unknown or ignored.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Do Our Family Food Traditions Matter?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

San Francisco-based Caroline Grant and Lisa Catherine Harper, editors of The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat, collected essays that address the question, "Why does family food matter?"

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Schoolbook

Student Chefs Cook for Top Prize

Monday, January 21, 2013

Nutrition taught through competitive cooking. A program run by Montefiore Hospital is teaching teens what it takes to cook and eat healthy food.

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A. J. Jacobs: Advice for Living

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

In another installment of "experimental living," A.J. Jacobs, the author of The Year of Living Biblically, follows ALL the advice for healthy living for his new book, Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection.

 

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Schoolbook

This Could Be the Foodiest School in New York

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Many public schools incorporate food — its production, nutritional value and place in the larger culture — into their curriculums, And at certain private schools lunchtime can include braised meats and Korean meatloaf. But at P.S. 150, a school of fewer than 200 students in TriBeCa, an appreciation for food is an integral part of student life, interwoven into the culture of the school and shared by the families who send their children there, many of whom have sophisticated palettes themselves.

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Council Members Urge Expansion of Classroom Breakfasts

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

City Council members pressed the city to move its breakfast programs from the cafeteria to the classroom. New York lags behind other large urban areas in school breakfast participation and some studies support the theory that offering the meal in the classroom encourages enrollment.

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With Parents' Support, a Chelsea School Goes Healthy

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Adrian Allannic, a third grader, has learned the lessons of healthy eating at home, but at his school, Public School 11 William T. Harris, he gets to live his healthy habits all day. A growing number of more affluent parents and a motivated principal have brought a new emphasis on fresh foods to the school of almost 700 students in Chelsea, Manhattan. Many schools in New York City have taken steps to provide healthier foods for students in their cafeterias, but P.S. 11 has gone further than most. Elbert Chu's multimedia report shows another way in which New York City's parents are Paying for Public School.

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No Room to Play

Thursday, May 31, 2012

At P.S. 24 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, 54 percent of students are overweight or obese and P.E. classes are a weekly activity. Limited space means that only half of the students at the school can participate in P.E. classes each year. What does the school do to meet its students' health and exercise needs? A Columbia journalism school student examines the issues in an article and multimedia report.

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Stringer Calls for Immediate Removal of 'Pink Slime' Products

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Manhattan borough president, Scott M. Stringer, on Wednesday demanded that the city immediately remove any products in school lunches containing a low-cost meat filler known to its critics as "pink slime." City officials said they plan to phase out those lunch products, which include meatballs and beef paddies, by September.

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Features

Nutritionists Cater Healthy Eating Programs to Immigrants

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Listen to the latest Food in Two Worlds podcast to learn about the latest efforts to encourage immigrant communities in New York City to eat healthier.

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Schoolbook

The Art of Food

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Healthy food can be a beautiful thing, as an organization of professional visual artists has been trying to get across by using art to help children make better eating choices. You can catch an exhibit of the children's work starting Tuesday at the Studio in a School gallery at 1 East 53rd Street, Manhattan, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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New Rules Planned for School Vending Machines Nationwide

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It's too soon to tell whether the switch to healthier food in school cafeterias -- and in school vending machines -- has had a discernible effect on childhood obesity in New York City. But now the Obama administration seems to be following in New York's footsteps and is considering imposing similar vending machine rules on all the nation's schools, The New York Times reports on Tuesday.

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Middle School Students Put a Healthy Wager on the Giants

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Students at Central Park East Middle School/J.H.S. 13 are so confident in the Giants winning the Super Bowl this Sunday that they have entered into a wager with a Boston school. Meanwhile, they enjoyed a visit with the former Giants punter, Sean Landeta, and predicted the final score -- with New York's team on top, of course: "105-0," one student shouted out.

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Obesity Rate Falls for New York Schoolchildren

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Across the country, recent studies have shown childhood obesity rates remaining flat or slightly increasing. But the number of obese New York City schoolchildren had fallen by 5.5 percent over five years, city and federal officials said, heralding a glimmer of optimism about one of the country’s intractable health scourges.

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Reading, Writing and Recipes: Cooking in the Classroom at P.S. 3

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The chef Zakary Pelaccio teaches future foodies how to taste. His students are armed with cutting boards and knives."Curl your fingers under like a claw," the chef instructs. "Then you're going to cut slowly, sawing back and forth." Fingers curl into claws and little hands brandish tiny plastic knives. After all, these cooking students are still in kindergarten.

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A Swinging Time at P.S. 75

Friday, December 02, 2011

Music was thumping and ropes were whizzing across the gymnasium of Public School 75 Emily Dickinson on Friday morning, where champion double dutch jump-rope teams from Japan performed to honor the school’s latest health and exercise initiatives.

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A New Schoolyard, Decorated in Pinstripes

Monday, November 28, 2011

A worn-out schoolyard that was gloomy and dangerous is now bathed in bright colors and fitted with new basketball hoops and a baseball diamond. And for an hour, it was decorated with a splash of pinstripes: Yankees pinstripes.

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On Thanksgiving, Stepping Up to the Plate

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Scooping his food with a spork, Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott shared a pre-Thanksgiving meal with the children at Public School 56 Lewis H. Latimer in Brooklyn, and talked about the importance of healthy eating. “It's fun because we can come together and we don’t get to see each other on Thanksgiving,” said Mahagany Young, 9, a fourth grader. “Everyone here is friends and family to us.”

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Mayor Merryl Tisch? The Post Floats the Idea

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

It is already evident that the New York City school system will figure prominently in the race for mayor in 2013, both in terms of policies and in union and other support. But now The New York Post, in a blind item on Page Six, is trying to entice a full-out education person to run: Merryl H. Tisch, the chancellor of the state's Board of Regents.

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City's Struggling Schools List Grows to 47

Thursday, November 03, 2011

The list of schools the city could begin closing next year swelled to 47 after the City Department of Education added high schools, charter schools and more middle schools to the list.

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