Organic Buying Power
    October 22, 2003
    Organic Buying Power

    Like many parents, you may want to buy organic foods for your children, but feel it’s just too expensive. One way you can shop to make a very real difference is to buy the organic version of product…

    The Organic Lunchbox
    September 4, 2003
    The Organic Lunchbox

    Dr. Greene's take on having an organic lunchbox for our kids... I've partnered with Stonyfield Farm (makers of my favorite yogurt) on the Menu for Change, an exciting program to give power to parents…

    Big Nutrition Facts Change!
    July 29, 2003
    Big Nutrition Facts Change!

    This is the first significant change to the Nutrition Facts part of the food label in the decade since it was established. On July 9, 2003, the FDA finalized a rule requiring that trans fats be clearl…

    America’s Children and the Environment: Measures of Contaminants, Body Burdens, and Illnesses
    March 20, 2003
    America’s Children and the Environment: Measures of Contaminants, Body Burdens, and Illnesses

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their second report on America’s Children and the Environment on February 24, 2003. Where we have taken decisive action on issues of the environmen…

    University of Washington Study: Organophosphorus pesticide exposure of urban and suburban pre-school children with organic and conventional diets
    March 20, 2003
    University of Washington Study: Organophosphorus pesticide exposure of urban and suburban pre-school children with organic and conventional diets

    We’ve known from earlier studies that pesticides and toxic chemicals aren’t just in the environment – but get into our developing children’s bodies. Some kids have high levels and others quite…

    Long-term Positive Impact of Kids Eating Fresh (Organic) Fruit
    February 27, 2003
    Long-term Positive Impact of Kids Eating Fresh (Organic) Fruit

    Could it be that fruit eaten in childhood has a lifelong protective effect? Of course, this would take a long time to find out. Thousands of families in England and Scotland were studied in 1937 and 1…

    Body Burdens
    February 5, 2003
    Body Burdens

    Our drinking water is tested to look for the presence of toxic chemicals. Our air quality is monitored as well. Recently, several important studies have reported the levels of these chemicals in our b…

    Organic Lunchbox Challenge
    January 30, 2003
    Organic Lunchbox Challenge

    Dr. Greene on the Organic Lunchbox Challenge... Students I speak with observe that school food is often either unappetizing (overcooked cafeteria veggies) or unhealthy. Tasty junk food at school has b…

    Why Organic Is the Healthiest Choice for Kids
    January 15, 2003
    Why Organic Is the Healthiest Choice for Kids

    Dr. Greene's perspective on why organic is the healthiest choice for kids... Few deep-seated instincts are stronger than parents’ desire to provide healthy food for their children. It’s an emotion…

    "What's Up, Doc?" -- A Creative Way to Promote Veggies
    March 1, 2002
    “What’s Up, Doc?” — A Creative Way to Promote Veggies

    Pass the carrots. Chuck Jones, the creator of Bugs Bunny, recently died at age 89. I asked my kids to each munch a carrot in honor of the passing of this man who did so much work that kids have enjoye…

    Is Organic Food Really Better for Kids?
    November 2, 2001
    Is Organic Food Really Better for Kids?

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is charged with evaluating pesticides and setting “acceptable risk” levels of exposure. EPA’s tests have largely been conducted on fully grown adult men…

    Organic a Choice for our Children
    November 1, 2001
    Organic a Choice for our Children

    As parents, we want to feed our children healthy food. What parent would turn down the chance to give a child delicious, healthy food that is convenient, a good money value, that the child loves – a…