Getting Down to Business on Childhood Obesity: Michelle Obama revealed a 120-page report on childhood obesity (PDF) from the White House task force, which outlines a goal of returning the rate of childhood obesity to 5 percent by 2030, and contains 70 recommendations for how to do so. via Washington Post's All We Can Eat
Wolfgang Smurf: Chef Wolfgang Puck will be the voice of a smurf in an upcoming movie. via Village Voice's Fork in the Road
Surely We Can Do Better?: In a step in the right direction, the U.S. Agriculture Department unveiled new poultry standards to reduce the instances of campylobacter and salmonella poisoning, but the target numbers they are giving look like they'll barely be a drop in the bucket, reducing salmonella cases by 26,000 a year, when it's estimated to be responsible for 1.4 million cases annually. via Los Angeles Times
A Good Read: Pastry chef Shuna Fish Lydon responds to a reader email about getting into the restaurant business on her blog eggbeater with some real candor. "Hear This: If you start at the bottom of a kitchen no one can give you shit. no one."
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