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Pa. Will Allow Some Junk Food at School Bake Sales, Not So NJ or Del.

A new federal law allows individual states to set their own number of fundraiser exemptions for junk food sold in schools. Pennsylvania and a handful of other states have done so.

07/31/2014

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USDA Pushing Fruits and Veggies Into School Lunches, But Will Kids Bite?

“It’s all in the messaging,” says Sandy Sherman, director of nutrition education for the Philadelphia-based Food Trust.

09/04/2012

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Feeding Hungry Kids In Summer

In the spring semester a class of Penn students examined ways to increase participation in the summer feeding programs for low income children in Philadelphia and came up with an award-winning solution.

08/29/2011

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Philadelphia Bioethics Expert Criticizes USDA Over Salmonella Response

Penn bioethicist Art Caplan is criticizing the federal government for not informing the the public sooner about a salmonella outbreak apparently related to ground turkey.

08/02/2011

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Rutgers University In Fight To Control Asian Tiger Mosquito in US

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBS) – An aggressive, hard-to-kill mosquito is making its presence more widely known in our area, and efforts are under way to try and control it. The Asian tiger mosquito has a […]

07/20/2011

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