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No need to eat meat if we’ve got vegetables

Only five ingredients fare needed for this salad: cooked quinoa, chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

By Elen Hakoupiani, Clark Magnet HS, La Crescenta, Calif.

October 24, 2014

Imagine saving more than 8 billion animals a year, just in the United States, by shutting out the animal food industry which includes clothing, cosmetics and home goods produced by slaughtered animals. Well, during the summer, I came across a video on YouTube called "Why You Should Consider Being a Vegetarian,"...

Gluten-free foods storm social media

Gluten-free foods storm social media

By Kaila Finn, Staples HS, Westport, Conn.

May 19, 2014

Dessert: warm chocolate fudge cakes, flaky pie crusts, and creamy soft-serve. This may be some people’s definition of after-meal confections, but I happen to be the quinoa flour cookie kind of gal, and Gluten Free Week at Staples is my haven. To celebrate this week laden with buckwheat scones and...

Dieting dudes: Young men seek ways to drop pounds, too

Dieting dudes: Young men seek ways to drop pounds, too

By Maxwell Shukuya, Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, Calif.

May 13, 2014

Pick up any Cosmopolitan magazine from the past month and chances are you’ll see two teasers: 1) “75 Sex Moves Men Crave” and 2) “4 Steps to a Flat Belly.” Now turn to the past 20 issues of GQ. While there’s the occasional “Amp Up Your Sex Appeal” article, not one cover story addresses...

Students with food allergies confront social issues

Students with food allergies confront social issues

By Emma Williams, Sacramento Country Day School

January 9, 2014

When junior Lauren Larrabee was a baby, she had a constant rash on her face. Her parents assumed it was eczema until Larrabee was 2 years old and ate a walnut her grandfather gave her. Immediately her throat closed up, and she couldn’t breathe. Her parents rushed her to the hospital, where they...

Virginia school to be a trial soda-free zone

By Tommy Lunn, Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Va.

September 4, 2013

During the school day, Thomas Jefferson High School students often turn to the soda machines for a burst of caffeine, a little sugar or just for a drink to quench their thirst. However, Fairfax County Public Schools announced on Aug. 20 that seven schools in FCPS would be getting rid of regular so...