Child nutrition

FILE - In this Thursday, May 4, 2017 file photo, a third-grader punches in her student identification to pay for a meal at Gonzales Community School in Santa Fe, N.M. The Trump administration is proposing a rollback of nutrition guidelines for federal school meals programs that had been promoted by Michelle Obama as part of her campaign to combat child obesity. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, file)
January 17, 2020 - 8:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday took another step toward dismantling Michelle Obama's school nutrition guidelines, proposing a new rule that could lead to more pizza and fries and less fruit and a smaller variety of vegetables on school menus. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2019, file photo, woman cuts rice in the village of Samroang Kandal on the north side of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Nearly a half-billion people in the Asia-Pacific are still malnourished and to achieve a goal of zero hunger by 2030 requires that millions escape food insecurity each month, according to a report released Wednesday by United Nations agencies. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)
December 11, 2019 - 2:44 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Nearly a half-billion people in the Asia-Pacific are still malnourished and eliminating hunger by 2030 requires that millions escape food insecurity each month, according to a report released Wednesday by UN agencies. Data compiled by the United Nations show slow progress and even...
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In this May 17, 2019, photo, North Korean farmers plant rice seedlings in a field at the Sambong Cooperative Farm, South Pyongan Province, North Korea. North Korean state media said last week that 54.4 millimeters (2.1 inches) of rain fell in the first five months of 2019, which it said represented the lowest level since 1982. U.N. food agencies said earlier this month that about 10 million people were facing "severe food shortages" after one of the North's worst harvests in a decade. (AP Photos/APTN)
May 20, 2019 - 6:00 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea vowed Monday to move quickly on plans to provide $8 million worth of medical and nutritional aid for North Korean children through U.N. agencies while it also considers sending broader food aid to the country, which says it is suffering its worst drought in...
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June 25, 2018 - 10:42 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The World Food Prize will be awarded this year to two men who have dedicated their careers to improving the availability of nutritious food for pregnant women and children in an effort to reduce the effects of malnutrition in developing countries. Lawrence Haddad, who is a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, Martha Karolyi, national team coordinator for USA Gymnastics, watches over gymnasts during a training session at the Karolyi Ranch in Huntsville, Texas. Much of the widespread culture of abuse in USA Gymnastics, AP found, can be traced to the training methods of the Karolyis. The Romanian-born couple gradually assumed leadership of the U.S. women's gymnastics program after defecting to the United States in 1981. They trained hundreds of gymnasts at their complex in rural Huntsville, Texas, selected gymnasts for the national team, and earned millions from USA Gymnastics. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
February 24, 2018 - 8:01 am
They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. Now they're women with lifelong injuries, suffocating anxiety and debilitating eating disorders. They are the other victims of USA Gymnastics. Thirteen former U.S. gymnasts and three coaches interviewed by The...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 photo, a blue raspberry soda topped with gummy candies awaits a sip at a Concord, N.H., restaurant. The New Hampshire Legislature is considering a bill aimed at prohibiting restaurants from offering such sugary drinks with children's meals. The bill, which had a public hearing Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018,, would restrict beverage choices for children's meals that bundle food and drink to milk, 100 percent juice, juice combined with water, plain water or flavored water with no sweeteners. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer)
February 14, 2018 - 4:48 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Fewer children will wash down their chicken fingers and fries with soda if a bill limiting beverage choices for restaurant children's meals gets through the New Hampshire Legislature. The bill would apply to restaurants that serve children's meals that bundle together food and...
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Rudemberth Salgado is looking for his cousin Elizabeth Salgado, and thought that she may be one of the people held by parents that were arrested in his neighborhood Sunday after several children were found chained in the house on the 100 block of Muir Woods Rd. in Perris, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Authorities said an emaciated teenager led deputies to the California home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of them malnourished and chained to beds. Ellizabeth Salgado has been missing for two years, last seen in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
January 16, 2018 - 8:04 pm
PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on family members found shackled in a California home (all times local): 5 p.m. A nutrition expert says California siblings who were small and malnourished when they were found captive in their home may have been deprived of nutrients during key growth-spurt years...
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December 20, 2017 - 3:43 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Sarah Irvine Belson, American University and Anastasia Snelling, American University (THE CONVERSATION) Over the holidays, most families will indulge in sugary treats. But before you...
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Mandela's widow Graca Machel meets former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan during the Global Nutrition Summit at Palazzo Reale, in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. Kofi Annan and Graca Machel are addressing a summit on the global crisis of malnutrition that is an underlying cause of half of child deaths. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
November 04, 2017 - 3:51 pm
MILAN (AP) — The only woman to have been the first lady of two countries said Saturday during an international nutrition summit held in Italy that a major challenge in making the eradication of malnutrition a global priority is that the problem "is a hidden pandemic." "It is not visible in daily...
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FILE- This undated photo provided by the Richardson Texas Police Department shows 3-year-old Sherin Mathews. The manager of the orphanage in India where Sherin was adopted said the toddler was cheerful, healthy and eating well and her prospective parents eager to hear her voice last year. So she wants answers about what happened before the girl’s body was found in a culvert and her father was jailed, allegedly telling police the girl needed a special diet and choked to death on milk. (Richardson Texas Police Department via AP, File)
October 27, 2017 - 7:41 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — A toddler whose body was recently found in a drain in suburban Dallas was cheerful, healthy and eating well a year ago when she met her new parents, according to the manager of the Indian orphanage from where Sherin Mathews was adopted. Babita Kumari said she wants to know what...
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