Texas has received permission from the federal government to spend more money to put locally grown foods in school lunch programs. Texas will be able to spend $12 million of USDA Foods entitlement money to buy locally grown fresh produce.
For those who wish to break the chain of standard gardens, start from scratch by picking the brains of gardeners and staff at some signature local nurseries.
A study published in the respiratory medicine journal Thorax suggests the more fast food your child eats, the more likely they are to have develop asthma.
Parents who want to reduce their kids’ exposure to pesticides may seek out organic fruits and vegetables, but they aren’t necessarily safer or more nutritious than conventional foods.
A new study shows that people with the highest amounts of lycopene in their blood — an antioxidant found in tomatoes — were 55 percent less likely to have a stroke.
There is a community garden located just two miles from downtown Dallas. Although it is more than 20 years old, it has never produced more food than this year.
Gathered in the large garden behind a Richardson ISD elementary school, a group of kindergartners watched as their teacher snipped some basil, let them smell the leaves, and then did the same with oregano.
Colorado cantaloupe growers are promoting new safeguards as Rocky Ford melons return to grocery stores a year after a deadly listeria outbreak killed 30 people, including two in North Texas.
Hundreds of health-conscious kids will take part in a community expo at TCU on Saturday that highlights the benefits of an active lifestyle and healthy eating.
Macaroni and cheese again? Students at a Texas junior high school staged a four-day boycott of cafeteria food last week to press for more menu choices and healthier alternatives.
North Texas weather is, in a word, unpredictable. Through all this you can still cultivate a delicious garden of seasonal vegetables in your own backyard.
Nobody wants to get sick. You can wash your hands. You can get a flu shot. But some foods will actually help prevent you from getting ill.
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