Not-So-Happy Meals Banned in San Francisco

By AMANDA VENDER PHOTO: flickr.com/Stefan The toy gimmick designed to get toddlers hooked on unhealthy fast food will be banned in San Francisco at the end of 2011. In November, 2010, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors made a law that requires restaurant meals...

A Day in the Life of a Florida Tomato Picker

Compiled by INDYKIDS STAFF Photo: COURTESY OF THE COALITION OF IMMOKALEE FARMWORKERS Immokalee, Florida, is home to the state’s largest community of farmworkers, who are mostly immigrants from Latin American countries. These farmworkers pick much of the tomato and...

One Tomato at a Time…

By ELISE BETTENDORF and MILANA MEYTES ILLUSTRATION BY SARA FENNELL Forced to work in unsafe and unjust terms, immigrant farmworkers in Florida have fought back and are now persevering through corporate oppression. In December, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW),...

L.A. Chokes on Too Much Fast Food

By INDYKIDS STAFF The Los Angeles City Council decided to ban the opening of new fast food restaurants in the city’s poor neighborhoods. The ban is a response to rising concerns over public health and obesity, especially among the city’s poorest...

Book Review: Chew On This

By LUCINE KASBARIAN Chew On This: Everything You Don’t Want To Know About Fast Food by Eric Schlosser & Charles Wilson Did you know that if you take the 13 million hamburgers that Americans eat every year and put them in a straight line, they could circle...