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China decides to end 1-child policy, allow 2 children

posted on October 30, 2015 at 2:17 PM

China's ruling Communist Party announced Thursday that the country will start allowing all married couples to have two children, abolishing an unpopular policy that has limited many urban families to only one child for more than three decades. Full Story

FDA to Investigate Caffeine Additives

posted on May 3, 2013 at 4:21 PM

FDA to Investigate Caffeine Additives
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... Full Story

USDA Promotes Healthy Eating For Children

posted on March 22, 2013 at 4:07 PM

USDA Promotes Healthy Eating For Children
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. Full Story

Parents Defend Putting Children to Work on Farms

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... Full Story

Child labor groups upset farm rules being dropped

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. Full Story

First Lady Celebrates 2nd Anniversary of her Let's Move Initiative

posted on February 10, 2012 at 2:29 PM

First Lady Celebrates 2nd Anniversary of her Let's Move Initiative
First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off a national tour in Iowa this week to celebrate the two year anniversary of Let’s Move. Full Story

Market to Market (February 3, 2012)

posted on February 3, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Market to Market (February 3, 2012)
Full Program: 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. Full Story

Labor Department Called to Task over Who Can Work on Farm

posted on February 3, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Labor Department Called to Task over Who Can Work on Farm
The Labor Department is grilled by Congress about its proposed regulations on the nation's farms. Full Story

Rules Seek to Improve Safety for Child Farmworkers

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... Full Story

GOP Pushes Back on Effort to Limit Kids' Food Ads

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. Full Story

University gets $4.5 million for child obesity prevention

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. Full Story

Government Urging Food Companies to Limit Ads for Kids

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... Full Story

FDA examines link between food dyes, hyperactivity

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. Full Story

Congress Sends Child Nutrition Bill to Obama

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. Full Story

Art Smith, Elmo Team Up to Cook Up Good Nutrition

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. Full Story
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