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How To Feed D.C.'s Low-Income Children On Snow Days

Snow days are a cause for celebration for many students, but not those who rely on schools for healthy meals. Council member Mary Cheh is attempting to change that.

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A Bittersweet Goodbye: White House Pastry Chef To Move On

Bill Yosses had to learn to make leaner, more healthful versions of his recipes when Michelle Obama moved in. He says those lessons have inspired his next venture in New York.

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A Cold One For Everyone: Craft Beer Sales Surge In 2013

If craft beers seem to be everywhere these days, there's good reason: Sales jumped 20 percent in 2013. To stand out in an increasingly crowded field, many brewers are pushing the flavor frontiers.
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Thank Your Gut Bacteria For Making Chocolate 'Healthy'

Dark chocolate may help the heart and waistline. Now scientists have figured out one reason why: Bacteria in the gut turn cocoa into compounds that lower inflammation and make us feel full.
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Red Robin Adds New Adult Milkshake To Menu

A new offering from the food chain Red Robin: milkshakes made with wine. The first wine shake on the menu will be the Mango Moscato — made with wine, vodka, mango puree and vanilla ice cream.
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BrusselKale: A Match Made In Heaven

A U.K. seed company has taken the leafy look and peppery taste of kale and added the flavor of Brussels sprouts. You can buy BrusselKale now in Ohio and Pennsylvania; it debuts nationally this fall.
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Japanese Tea Ritual Turned 15th Century 'Tupperware' Into Art

Eight hundred years ago, tea traveled to Japan from China in simple, ceramic storage jars. These ancient jugs, now on display in Washington, D.C., helped launch Japan's tea culture.
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The Dark History Of Green Food On St. Patrick's Day

Cupcakes, cookies and beer dyed green may mean party time in America, but on the Emerald Isle, they harken back to a desperate past. Still, Ireland has learned to embrace the kitsch for the tourists.
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Rethinking The Five-Second Rule: With Carpet, There's No Rush

Looks like the old adage about when it's safe to eat dropped foods may actually be effective for wet, sticky stuff like candies. For carpet-dusted snacks, you can take your sweet time, a study finds.
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Joe Dobrow: "Natural Prophets"

Author Joe Dobrow discusses his new book about the entrepreneurs and ideals that shaped today's natural food industry.

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