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Articles by Kristin Wartman

Kristin Wartman is a food writer living in Brooklyn. She is a Certified Nutrition Educator and holds a Master's degree in Literature from UC Santa Cruz. She focuses on the intersections of food, health, politics, and culture. You can read more of her writing at and follow her on Twitter.

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  • ADHD: It’s the food, stupid

    Over 5 million children ages four to 17 have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United States, and close to 3 million of those children take medication for their symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control. But a new study reported in The Lancet last month found that with a […]

  • Breakfast is not so gr-r-reat when your only option is Frosted Flakes

    Breakfast cub: Tony the Tiger says start your kid’s day with big bowls of sweetened corn.Photo: Jim BarkerOne in four children goes without breakfast each morning, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a tragedy to be sure — but are Kellogg’s breakfast products the solution? Last week, Kellogg announced its new project called Share […]

  • The last days of the low-fat diet fad

    The low-fat trend finally appears to be on its way out. The notion that saturated fats are detrimental to our health is deeply embedded in our zeitgeist — but shockingly, the opposite just might be true. For over 50 years the medical establishment, public health officials, nutritionists, and dietitians have been telling the American people […]

  • Palin and Bachmann trash Michelle Obama’s breast-feeding advocacy

    Photos: Roger H. Goun, Lord Mariser, and Gage Skidmore Once again, the Tea Party heavyweights are using food to cast First Lady Michelle Obama as a proponent for an all-controlling nanny state. Last month, the first lady’s efforts to rein in the junk-food industry drew the ire of right-wing scolds. More recently, her promotion of […]