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Study Finds Snack, Soda Regulations In Schools Help Kids' Health

Fifth- through eighth-graders gained less weight in states that limit junk food sales in schools, compared with kids in states without such laws. That's according to a new analysis published online in Pediatrics.
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Gardening For Good In Pompano, Fla.

The Need to Feed Gardening Initiative plants community gardens, runs a community cafe and donates fresh produce to local food pantries.
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A Recipe For Corruption: Jack Abramoff's Restaurants

Kojo chats with Jack Abramoff, the infamous former lobbyist who served prison time on corruption charges, about how he used the restaurant he owned to influence lawmakers.

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Bob Spitz: "Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child"

A new biography offers a portrait of one of the most fascinating and influential Americans of our time. It's the story of Julia Child's search for her own expression, published on what would have been her 100th birthday.

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Got Heartburn? Maybe You Should Rethink Your Drink

Spicy, acidic foods and heavy meals often get blamed when we experience heartburn. But researchers say that uncomfortable feeling may also be linked to what we're drinking: namely, alcohol, coffee and other caffeinated beverages.
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On The Road To Olympic Gold, Kenyan Marathoners Fuel Up On Carbs

Kenya's winning marathoners mainly fill up on high-carb vegetarian dishes like ugali, a cornmeal mush, and githeri, boiled corn and kidney beans. It's a bland diet, but it seems to help them excel at middle- and long-distance running.

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