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Flamin' Hot Cheetos are Smart Snacks under new federal healthy food rules.
Critics say new federal standards for healthy school snacks are too strict, even as reformulated versions of Cheetos and Pop Tarts top CPS vending machines.
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Food allergies have skyrocketed in recent years and CPS is trying to keep up. But why are there so few diagnoses in schools with minority populations who are at greatest risk?
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At last Fritos Lay can use its marketing muscle and the popularity of Cheetos to push sweet stuff on kids. Let the obesity begin!
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I saw it as a moment to read on the couch. But Binky saw it as the perfect moment for a baby bok choy attack.
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Binky is about six months from looking very tasty!
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Sealed these beets up in a little foil envelope and let them slow braise next to a dutch oven of oxtail ragu for a few hours. Heaven.
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Are Flamin Hot Cheetos Smart Snacks?
Critics say new federal standards for healthy school snacks are too strict, even as reformulated versions of Cheetos and Pop Tarts top CPS vending machines.
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Lane Tech Students watch as Brown Trout chef Sean Sanders filets a tilapia they raised.
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Can't believe how gorgeous the Lane Tech lunchroom looks these days. Until recently it looked exactly as it had when this old lady went there. 
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Where do public radio types like to drink coffee in Chicago? Find out the smart delicious places here. 
We asked you for your favorite coffeehouses and brews. And boy did you answer.
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Louisa and I visited a spot for Mexican Lenten treats and Google pieced together this video set to weirdly porno-ey music. The offerings seem more inviting than ever. 
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In the name of cultural understanding and Fat Thursday, it's time to start eating paczki tomorrow again. Here's my story from last year with an awesome paczki polka!

Jelly doughnuts will be showing up all over Chicago today as we celebrate the first of two pre-lenten Paczki Days in our city. Chewing the Fat co-hosts Monica Eng and Louisa Chu explore why Chicago ge
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Producer for WBEZ Chicago Public Media.
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    producer, present
    Produce segments on health, food, nutrition, policy, sustainability, ethnic culture and consumer issues.
  • Chicago Tribune
    reporter, 1996 - 2013
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Reporter & Producer on food policy, health, sustainability, consumer issues and ethnic culture for WBEZ Chicago Public Media.
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Monica Eng is a long time Chicago journalist.
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    English Literature, 1987 - 1991
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Flamin' Hot Cheetos top some Chicago Public School vending machines
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Critics say new federal standards for healthy school snacks are too strict, even as reformulated versions of Cheetos and Pop Tarts top CPS v

Flamin' Hot Cheetos top Chicago Public School vending machines
www.wbez.org

Critics say new federal standards for healthy school snacks are too strict, even as reformulated versions of Cheetos and Pop Tarts top CPS v

In addressing food allergies, some Chicago schools fall through the cracks
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Food allergies have skyrocketed in recent years and CPS is trying to keep up. But why are there so few diagnoses in schools with minority po

Your favorite Chicago coffee shops
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We asked you for your favorite coffeehouses and brews. And boy did you answer.

Eating dog food with a TV star
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My first experience eating dog food -- kibble and a biscuit on a grade school dare -- left me with no yearning for seconds. But if the food

Chicago Public Schools closed due to cold for Jan. 7
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Chicago Public Schools has cancelled classes for Wednesday, Jan. 7.

The courtship of black votes: Is it working?
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With the race for governor of Illinois in a statistical neck and neck, black voters may be a deciding factor in who wins.

NRDC: Press Release - Appeals Court Allows Industry Misuse of Antibiotic...
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NEW YORK (July 24th, 2014) – In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administrat

Chicago Food Swap lets foodies diversify their diet
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You never know what kind of food you are going to find and swap at monthly Chicago food swaps.

Farmers markets in Chicago vary in offerings because of different missions
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Some farmers markets sell local, sustainable produce while others sell imported produce.

Hot Doug's closing for good in October
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Owner Doug Sohn announces "permanent vacation" starting Oct. 3

The 'fountain of youth' at Schiller Woods
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True believers are regularly pumping water from a forest preserve well. Is the water tasty? Sure. Medicinal? Hmm ...

Private company rakes in millions more from Chicago's parking meters
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Chicago Parking Meters LLC, which controls the city's street parking system, brought in $135.6 million in 2013.

Who makes Chicago's Top 5 croissants?
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A fresh new batch of excellent French bakeries makes finding the best a tough call.

CPS doesn’t know how much sugar is in kids’ meals
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Federal rules don’t require districts to track sugar levels in school food.

Organic foods sold by Walmart create fear among some organic farmers and...
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What will the retail giant's new organic line mean for local farmers and consumers? ;

Chemical found on U.S. apples banned in Europe over safety concerns
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American apple growers and EPA say it’s safe to use.

Do kids belong out late in adult restaurants?
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;Various cultures see the issue differently.

Has a decade of school food reform resulted in healthier lunches?
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Not if you judge from the processed foods that dominate districts like Chicago Public Schools.

Roger Ebert appreciation
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As I sit here at my computer tonight I realize I'm doing what I saw Roger Ebert do so many times before - stopping everything to crank out a