Maria Godoy

Maria Godoy appears in the following:

Bright, Young, In Limbo: Film Sees Migrant Farm Life Through A Child's Eyes

Monday, December 28, 2015

José Anzaldo is a bright, cheerful third-grader in Salinas, Calif. He loves school, he's a whiz at math, and, like lots of little boys his age, he wants to be a firefighter when he grows up. He also entered the country illegally, and his parents are migrant farmworkers who harvest ...

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From Tipsy To Regret: Your Tales From The Office Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Office soirees can be an opportunity for networking and workplace bonding. But drinking with the boss can also lead to embarrassment, injury and litigious outcomes, as the stories you shared bear out.

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High-Sodium Warnings Hit New York City Menus

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

The city is the first in the nation to require a sodium warning on menu items containing 2,300 milligrams of sodium or more. The rule applies to chain restaurants with 15 or more locations.

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How To Put Real Giving Into The Friendsgiving Feast

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Like Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving is a time for coming together with loved ones – only the focus is on friends.

The Friendsgiving dinner – usually a potluck affair with plenty of booze — has taken off in recent years, especially among millennials. (Thank the gang from television's Friends for helping ...

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Are Junk Food Habits Driving Obesity? A Tale Of Two Studies

Thursday, November 12, 2015

More than 36 percent of American adults and 17 percent of youth under 19 are obese, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Scientists still don't fully understand what got us here. And sometimes, the answers they've come up with turn out to ...

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Mr. Chef Goes To Washington: Cooks Learn To Lobby Congress On Food

Friday, October 30, 2015

Earlier this week, several dozen chefs from around the country gathered to hear words of wisdom from Tom Colicchio.

"Have fun with it," Colicchio, a celebrity chef and award-winning restaurateur, told them, adding, "Let your passion come through."

But this wasn't the next batch of hopefuls on Top Chef, the ...

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Behind The Founding Foodie, A French-Trained Chef Bound By Slavery

Saturday, October 17, 2015

James Hemings, Thomas Jefferson's chef, had skills surpassing any other American cook of his era. Training in Paris, he glimpsed a world where black men were free — and respected. Then he came home.

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Kids Who Are Time-Crunched At School Lunch Toss More And Eat Less

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Most of the kids in the U.S. don't get much time to eat lunch. And by the time those kids wait in line and settle down to eat, many of them feel rushed.

And a recent study suggests that this time crunch may be undermining good nutrition at school.

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Most People On Food Stamps Eat Less Nutritious Food Than Everyone Else

Friday, September 18, 2015

The wealth gap in America manifests itself not just in our pocketbooks but also in our bellies: The poor are eating less nutritious food than everyone else.

So concludes a new review of 25 studies published between 2003 and 2014 that looked at the food spending and quality of ...

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Party Of 1: We Are Eating A Lot Of Meals Alone

Thursday, August 13, 2015

We've never been more connected as a society: tweeting, texting, vining. But when it comes to eating, more of us are going solo. And even when we do have table companions, we may be tuning them out.

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Donald Trump On A Circus Peanut, And More Food Art With A Political Bite

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A lot of people seem to want to bite Donald Trump's head off these days. For those riled up by the Republican presidential candidate's incendiary comments of late, artist Lauren Garfinkel offers up this food for thought:

Yep, that's the Donald's likeness carved into a circus peanut — those ...

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Beyond Fat-Free And Frozen: The Myriad Ways The World Uses Yogurt

Friday, July 17, 2015

For centuries, cooks around the world have been tapping a powerful secret ingredient. It can bind casseroles, tenderize meats, meld with vegetables and spices as a cooling dip or blend with fruits for a tangy drink.

We're talking, of course, about yogurt.

American consumers are just beginning to look ...

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'The Fried Chicken Capital': Where Racial Progress Began Along The Rails

Friday, July 10, 2015

Fried chicken is a racially fraught food. Historically, it's been associated with racist depictions of African-Americans, and today, some still wield the fried-chicken-eating stereotype as an insult. But in some cases, the food itself has provided a path toward financial freedom for blacks.

Take the town of Gordonsville, Va., ...

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Trickster Journalist Explains Why He Duped The Media On Chocolate Study

Friday, May 29, 2015

John Bohannon, the man behind a stunt that bamboozled many news organizations into publishing junk science on dieting, talks to NPR's Robert Siegel about why he carried out the scheme.

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Why A Journalist Scammed The Media Into Spreading Bad Chocolate Science

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Earlier this spring, headlines around the world trumpeted an exciting bit of news that seemed too good to be true: "Eating chocolate ... can even help you LOSE weight!" as Britain's Daily Mail put it.

From India to Australia and Texas to Germany, news organizations shared findings published ...

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How Dorothea Lange Taught Us To See Hunger And Humanity

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Documentary photographer Dorothea Lange had a favorite saying: "A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera."

And perhaps no one did more to reveal the human toll of the Great Depression than Lange, who was born on this day in 1895. Her photographs gave us ...

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Chew On This: The Science Of Great NYC Bagels (It's Not The Water)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

One of the first life lessons I picked up in college was this: The secret to the shiny crust and chewy bite prized in New York bagels is boiling. Any other way of cooking them, my Brooklyn born-and-raised, freshman-year roommate told me, is simply unacceptable.

Now, many years later, it ...

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From Cartoon Chubster To Handsome Hipster: McDonald's Revamps Hamburglar

Thursday, May 07, 2015

We usually hate it when media speculate about whether a celebrity has had a nip or tuck, but it must be said: The Hamburglar has definitely had some work done.

McDonald's on Wednesday brought the burger-stealing character back for a new advertising campaign for the first time in over a ...

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#NPRreads: From The Hell Of The North To 'Trash' Food

Friday, April 17, 2015

#NPRreads is a new feature we're testing out on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom will share pieces that have kept them reading. They'll share tidbits on Twitter using the #NPRreads hashtag, and on occasion we'll share a longer ...

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Cooking With Emoji: We're Taking Eggplant Back From The Bros

Friday, April 10, 2015

Last week, Amanda Hess at Slate laid out the evolution of a situation truly distressing to our food-loving hearts: Over the past couple of years, it seems, the purple, elongated eggplant found on the emoji keyboard on smartphones "has risen to become America's dominant phallic fruit."

As the music ...

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