posted on May 3, 2013 at 4:21 PM
There is no shortage of products available for caffeine-craving consumers nowadays. But the introduction of caffeinated chewing gum has spurred concerns by the federal government about the well-being of children in relation to such...
posted on March 22, 2013 at 4:07 PM
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack continued his promotion of healthy eating for children at an event in Maine this week.
Vilsack says obesity and nutrition issues can affect children in many ways.
posted on July 13, 2012 at 1:13 PM
FULTS, Ill. (AP) - As he watched his 10-year-old son ease a tractor across a soybean field, Dennis Mosbacher acknowledged the risks of farming.
But Mosbacher said the U.S. Labor Department was misguided in its attempts to protect children from...
posted on April 27, 2012 at 6:10 PM
Child labor groups say they are stunned and disappointed the Obama administration is backing off a plan to keep children from working in hazardous jobs on farms.
posted on February 10, 2012 at 2:29 PM
First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off a national tour in Iowa this week to celebrate the two year anniversary of Let’s Move.
posted on February 3, 2012 at 7:38 PM
The Department of Labor is called to task over who can work on the family farm. U.S. cattlemen ride herd over the smallest numbers in six decades. And climatologists cast a weather eye on the future. Market analysis with Darin Newsom.
posted on February 3, 2012 at 4:12 PM
The Labor Department is grilled by Congress about its proposed regulations on the nation's farms.
posted on September 2, 2011 at 3:27 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Labor Department is proposing new rules to improve the safety of children who work on farms.
The rules would ban children under 18 from working in or around grain elevators, feed lots and other areas deemed unsafe. The...
posted on July 8, 2011 at 2:07 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans are siding with food companies resisting the Obama administration's efforts to pressure them to stop advertising junk food for children.
posted on May 6, 2011 at 11:05 AM
URBANA, Ill (AP) - The University of Illinois has received a $4.5 million federal grant to train graduate students in child obesity prevention.
posted on April 29, 2011 at 11:04 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is pressuring food companies to cut back on marketing unhealthy foods to children, releasing guidelines Thursday that could phase out advertisements on television, in stores and on the Internet if companies agree...
posted on April 1, 2011 at 3:04 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The FDA is examining the link between dyes found in everyday foods and hyperactivity in children.
posted on December 3, 2010 at 4:12 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — More children would eat lunches and dinners at school under legislation passed Thursday by the House and sent to the president, part of first lady Michelle Obama's campaign to end childhood hunger and fight childhood obesity.
posted on November 23, 2010 at 2:11 PM
"C" is for cookie. And "N" is for nutrition. The folks at "Sesame Street" are hoping to spell out a message of eating well with a new initiative aimed at fighting hunger.
posted on November 12, 2010 at 5:11 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It's a happy moment for people who see the Happy Meal as anything but.