K-12 schools fight their own food insecurity battles
Food insecurity doesn’t only affect students at the college level. In the U.S., one in five children under the age of 18 also face food insecurity.
Study: Consumers willing to spend more for GMO potatoes
New research out of Iowa State University shows consumers were willing to spend more for genetically modified potatoes containing reduced amounts of carcinogens.
Study published in Pediatrics indicates that children and teens consumed an additional 84 calories and 230 calories, respectively, on days that they eat pizza. However, researchers also indicated that the only time that eating pizza didn’t increase kids’ daily caloric intake is when it was consumed at a school cafeteria. This could be due to schools using healthier ingredients, such as whole-wheat crusts and more vegetables.