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What’s behind the U.S. infant formula shortage – and how to make sure it doesn’t happen again

A baby formula shortage has added to the woes of American parents already confronted with raising an infant during a pandemic in a country ranked low for family-friendly policies - so what caused the shortage, and how can it be prevented in the future?... Read more»

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Los expertos dicen que la obesidad, la dieta y el ejercicio combata el colesterol alto en la juventud

Con los niveles de obesidad creciendo en los Estados Unidos, más expertos están analizando cómo pueden prevenir el colesterol alto en la juventud para ayudar a evitar serios problemas de salud en el futuro. ... Read more»

Rise in food-stamp benefits is partly undercut by end to pandemic aid

More than 900,000 Arizona food stamp recipients saw an increase in their monthly benefits starting Friday, but recipients will not see the full 21% increase in their pocketbooks because it comes at the same time that a 15% pandemic-related boost in benefits is scheduled to end.... Read more»

New study says some marketers of brain boosting supplements are flouting an FDA ban

Despite being banned, piracetam is widely available—and hugely popular—as a supplement promoted as boosting cognitive ability. Unintimidated by FDA warning letters, sellers are advertising this forbidden ingredient in online bazaars.... Read more»

Food fight: FDA plan to cut trans fats stirs some consumers

The Food and Drug Administration said last month that it plans to ban trans fats in most foods, giving companies until 2018 to reformulate their products or petition the FDA to allow the continued use of trans fats in their foods.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: Navigating the 'Season of Sweets'

The Monday Political Face-Off featureed commentators Vince Rabago and John Munger. Also, how will you handle the "Season of Sweets"? Jack Challem, the Nutrition Reporter, has some simple to follow advice.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: Looking to lose weight? Eat breakfast

An interview with Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll (R-District 4). Also, nutrition reporter Jack Challem answers listeners' questions on healthy eating.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: New PCC chancellor lays out his agenda

An interview with Lee Lambert, the new chancellor of Pima Community College. Also, we talked with Keith Rosenblum, Buckmaster Mexico contributor. Plus, nutrition reporter Jack Challem talks about two nutrients that make a big difference in reducing risk of heart disease.... Read more»

Phx student shows off her culinary skills at White House event

Phoenix fifth-grader Alexandra Nickle wants to be a “graphic artist and dog shelter owner” when she grows up, but it was her cooking creativity that landed her in the White House on Tuesday. The "Kids’ State Dinner" included remarks from Haile Thomas, a Tucson seventh-grader who was last year’s Arizona entrant in the healthy cooking challenge.... Read more»

How Mexico got so fat

Even as nearly half its people are poor and as officials launch a national anti-hunger campaign, Mexico by some accounts recently has replaced the United States as the chubbiest of the globe's larger countries. What Mexicans wryly call Vitamin T — the tacos, tamales and tostadas that anchor their diet — underlies much of the problem. Once reserved for special occasions, the carbohydrate and lard-loaded dishes now get gobbled daily.... Read more»

Az ahead of new federal standards on nutritional school snacks

The federal government wants to target childhood obesity with new limits for calories, sugar, fat and sodium on snacks sold in the nation’s schools via the Smart Snacks in School standards announced last week. Most Arizona school officials welcomed the change, saying the state adopted similar nutrition standards for all school foods – including snacks – in 2006.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: Tucson's real estate market picks up

Tucson Realtor Raj Kohli provided an update on Tucson's real estate market. Also,documentary filmmaker Daniel Buckley talked about his new film on Tucson's mariachis. Next, we chatted with George Cunningham, former state lawmaker and founder/chair of the Grand Canyon Institute. Plus, nutrition reporter Jack Challem discussed new research on Omega 3 fish oils.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: Animal saves up 10% at Pima pound

Interviews included a legislative update from state Rep. Ethan Orr (R-LD9). Then we talked with Ellie Beaubien, new adoption coordinator at the Pima Animal Care Center. Also, Kevin Burnett, CFO of Sundt Companies, Inc., and nutrition reporter Jack Challem.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: AG candidate Rotellini wants rematch with Horne

An interview with state Attorney General candidate Felecia Rotellini, plus the Tuesday Money Maker Report with Shelly Fishman. Also, nutrition reporter Jack Challem with his monthly report, and Tucson Weekly Arts Editor Margaret Regan with the bi-monthly Buckmaster Arts Report.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: Tucson facing a sea of red ink

An interview with Tucson City Councilman Richard Fimbres about the city's budget challenges, plus nutrition reporter Jack Challem, and filmmaker Marcus De Leon and singer/songwriter Amber Norgaard on their volunteer work with the Tucson Wildlife Center.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: Not too late to protect yourself from cold & flu

Washington contributor Terry Bracy reports on the very full agenda for the new Congress. Then, financial planner Shelly Fishman has the Tuesday Money Maker Report, and nutrition reporter Jack Challem on cold and flu protection. Plus, Tucson Weekly Arts Editor Margaret Regan.... Read more»

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