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“I’m on the #NBAFIT Team and I pledge to eat healthier and train harder, especially during NBA FIT Live Healthy Week!!! What’s your pledge?” —@JHarden13, a.k.a. Oklahoma City Thunder player James Harden, in a tweet marking the National Basketball Association’s week-long... Read more
 Atlanta native Desmond Fannin has traveled the globe perfecting his culinary talents, preparing meals for luminaries including former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. Fannin also was handpicked by his current employer, food management company Sodexo, to be only one of two... Read more
“Will An ‘Obese Tony the Tiger’ Toy Get Kids Eating Healthier Cereals?” — @Gothamist, linking to this story about a parody campaign designed to show how much sugar is in cereals (and how all that sugar effects weight). Read more
  The young immigrant now earns her living by selling fruits and vegetables in her New York neighborhood. But as she explains in the documentary film The Apple Pushers, her harrowing journey to the United States was fraught with danger.  ... Read more
January 26, 2012
Calling it "a red-letter day for kids in America," Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday that just-unveiled nutrition standards for school meals will help provide a healthier future for young people by increasing the amounts of fruits, vegetables and whole grains served in... Read more
January 26, 2012
  Many of the Leaders we profile in The Inside Track work in the nonprofit sector, advocating for things such as improved school food, more time for physical activity or healthy food access. But some of our Leaders also are making a... Read more