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Despite assumptions that peanut, egg and other allergies are becoming more common in the U.S., experts say they just don't know. One challenge: Symptoms can be misinterpreted and diagnosis isn't easy. Roy Scott/Getty Images hide caption

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Are Food Allergies On The Rise? Experts Say They Don't Know

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Student Nicola Hopper, 11, and Jake Hensley, 11, load milk cartons and other food collected by students at Franklin Sherman Elementary School into crates to be taken across the street to Share food pantry at McLean Baptist Church. Victoria Milko/NPR hide caption

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When Food Banks Say No To Sugary Junk, Schools Offer A Solution

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Cooking up a traditional Thanksgiving meal, with stuffed turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, vegetables and pumpkin pie is stressful enough. But when a child is vegan or vegetarian, it can ramp up the anxiety. GMVozd/Getty Images hide caption

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Are Insects The Future Of Food?

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Professor Charles Spence says there's more to taste than flavor. Courtesy of Charles Spence hide caption

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What Defines The Perfect Meal?

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Dr. Robert Lustig says sugar can be "toxic." Courtesy of Robert Lustig hide caption

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How Worried Should We Be About Sugar?

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Food writer Mark Bittman speaking at TED. Video still courtesy of TED hide caption

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How Has The American Diet Changed Over Time?

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Yes, getting exercise and eating right can significantly cut your risk of developing heart disease, a study finds, even if you inherited genes that predispose you to the illness. Getty Images hide caption

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Peanuts and straight peanut butter are a choking hazard for infants, doctors say, but a bit of watered-down puree of peanut butter, starting at around 6-months-old, can help prevent peanut allergies. Brian Hagiwara/Getty Images hide caption

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Hey, Baby, Meet Peanuts: How And When To Safely Introduce The Food

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Bottles of Fanta are displayed in a food truck's cooler in San Francisco, Calif. The city is one of three in California, and four in the U.S., that passed taxes on sodas and other sugary drinks in Tuesday's election. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Souring On Sweet? Voters In 4 Cities Pass Soda Tax Measures

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Two people at a food pantry in Portland, Maine, choose items from a display of produce. Several food banks around the country have been trying something new to get people to choose healthier foods. And it's working. Portland Press Herald/Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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Food Pantries Try Nutritional Nudging To Encourage Good Food Choices

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People at the Oceti Sakowin Camp enjoy a meal inside a tent that serves as a dining hall. Oceti Sakowin is the largest of several camps housing demonstrators against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Courtesy of Brian Yazzie hide caption

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