People living in the area of Flagler Street and NW 37th Ave. hung out of their windows in disbelief as a parade of 62 colorful food trucks rolled through their neighborhood, flanked by a police escort. The trucks were part of caravan to set a Guinness World Record for "largest food truck parade." ... More >>
It's not every day that a humble baker sees her name on a Jumbotron, but that was the case last evening at the Sweet Lemonade event to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, which raises funds to fight childhood cancers mainly through parties and lemonade stands. The event was hosted by Michael's ... More >>
Also read: "Logan Morrison is the Marlins' tweeter-in-chief."On Thursday afternoon, Miami Marlins outfielder and social-media savant Logan Morrison saw something at a local Nordstrom's that shocked him to his core. No, not a two-for-one sale on Calvin Klein underwear. He chanced upon a mother breast ... More >>
Lettuce samples contained 78 different pesticide residues. Domestic blueberries tested positive for 42 pesticides. And 98 percent of apples were found to be contaminated by pesticides. And 92 percent of certain baby foods were pesticide-tainted. (These levels were measured in "conventional," or non- ... More >>
Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama ate a cafeteria lunch at a local D.C. area elementary school as a sign of support (and photo op) to mark the new USDA nutritional standards for public school lunches. These rules, which must be implemented by July, 2012, aren't perfect (French fries are still ... More >>
Lunch might be the favorite school subject of many children across the state, and a new bill filed by a Boca Raton Democrat would allow corporations to capitalize on that by letting them buy the naming rights to public school cafeterias.
Michelle Obama would not approve.All of us remember middle school gym class, some as the best part of the day, and some of us as a hellish daily ritual steeped in shame and failure. But now Republican state Rep. Larry Metz has introduced a bill that would no longer require all Florida middle scho ... More >>
Sugar Yummy Mama will sell cake pops tonight.There's another food truck benefit tonight, so if you're hankering to get out of the house, why not help children with cancer in the process?A food truck fundraiser to benefit Angels & Warriors will be held tonight at the Holiday Inn Express &am ... More >>
Burger KingBurger King is giving away free ice cream. Bad for kids?Miami-based Fast food giant Burger King has announced a free ice cream giveaway in celebration of their foray into a full line of frozen treats, just in time for after-school snacking.From now until October 9, customers who order ... More >>
Walmart CCWe all know how bad the economy is right now. Even for those of us lucky to have a an income, times are tough. Just how tough are they for Floridians?In a recent study posted on TampaBayOnline.com, Florida ranks fourth when it comes to families being able to afford food. Not fourth as ... More >>
Singer Paulina Rubio has continued her string of alleged odd behavior. The Mexican singer was involved in a car accident this weekend in Little Havana, which lead to an arrest after a hysterical confrontation with police. However, she was let go in order to go home and breastfeed her young son.
The party that supposedly favors deregulation and keeping the government out of people's lives passed a state law this year that barred doctors from asking patients about gun ownership. Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill into law, but now a group of thousands of doctors and gun control gr ... More >>
Isn't it a little sad that child nutrition is a trend? Hey, let's feed kids nutritious food because, you know, everyone is doing it.A National Restaurant Association survey asked 1,500 chefs to predict the hottest menu ideas for 2011 by rating 226 items as "hot trend," "yesterday's news" or "pere ... More >>
White HouseFirst Lady Michelle Obama is in Miami today, and she wants to educate young children on the importance of a healthy diet.Students at Little Havana's Riverside Elementary will welcome Mrs. Obama and local area chefs at 2 p.m. to discuss what schools are doing to improve cafeteria lunch opt ... More >>
photo by Brent MullinsAs front-runners of a mini dream-pop/ electronic shoegaze renaissance, Brooklyn trio School of Seven Bells specializes in some seriously textured sounds. Narcotized tempos, guitar chords pushed through pedals upon pedals, and echoing vocals all drift in and out to update the ... More >>
Michelle Obama appears on Children's Health October issue. When the editors of Children's Health describe the perfect locale to raise a family as "the kind of place where a child can slip on her rubber boots, grab her colorful umbrella, and play on the quiet, tree-lined street outside her home wi ... More >>