Child Nutrition

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    I Took a Good Woman For Granted. Help!

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! SHOULD BREASTFEEDING IN PUBLIC BE LEGAL? Dear Willie D: I walked inside of a McDonald's toda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Is Jim Hogan a Trojan Horse in Democratic Run-off?

    Just as we predicted in our cover story on the Texas Agriculture Commissioner race last November, it has turned into one of the best political circuses since Claytie Williams went on his dove hunt, opened his arrogant, chauvinistic pie-hole, and handed Ann Richards the last statewide Democratic vict ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Local Couple Seeks to Improve School Lunches with Wholesome Tummies Franchise

    One of the most pressing issues concerning childhood obesity deals specifically with the lunches and snacks that are served to students in schools. For years, many people have fought to force schools to serve healthier lunches. In 2010, British chef Jamie Oliver began his "Food Revolution" in Americ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Sodexo's Feeding Our Future Programs Helps Hungry Kids

    Click for larger image.An organization called Sodexa is partnering with Houston hospitals, Sysco, and others this summer to help feed 415,000 "food insecure" children -- that is, kids who depend largely on free- and reduced-price school meals for sustenance. Sodexo's Feeding Our Future program "is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Royal Baby Food For Your Royal Baby

    While we anxiously await the birth of the British royal baby (I almost feel like Royal Baby should be capitalized 'cause it's that big of a deal), I wanted to take a second to let all of the other new babies out there know that we're thinking about you too. People seem abnormally concerned with issu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    State Rep Debbie Riddle To Breastfeeding Hordes: Hey, "I Breastfed" Too!!!

    As we noted yesterday, State Rep Debbie Riddle (R-Tomball) smacked open a hornet's nest of angry breastfeeding moms when she posted on Facebook her reasons for opposing a bill increasing breastfeeders rights. Riddle said the bill would make it easier to sue business owners who interrupted women bre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Debbie Riddle's Facebook Page Gets Tsunami'd By Pissed-Off Breastfeeding Moms

    You don't mess with moms. Especially if it's about breastfeeding. The Texas legislature is once again taking up the ticklish subject of whether moms should be able to breastfeed in public. Representatives like Jessica Farrar (D-Houston) are backing a bill that would allow business owners to be sued ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Ouch: Rep. Jessica Farrar Again Seeks To Put Teeth In Breastfeeding Law

    As new mothers know, infants are not the most patient people when it comes to getting fed. If they get hungry, and you're a breastfeeding mom who hasn't brought along a bottle of your best, then it's time to whip out a breast. In Texas, if you happen to do that in the establishment of someone who ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 3, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    HISD Wants You to Know There Is No Pink Slime In Its School Lunches

    In the wake of the recent "pink slime" scandal, EOW has received press releases from various grocery stores and restaurant chains assuring us that no pink slime -- or boneless lean beef trimmings, in non-neologism speak -- is used in their food products or sold in their establishments. Pink slime h ... More >>

  • News

    February 16, 2012

    Pregnancy Puzzler

    Lactation not related to giving birth.

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Donnicia Venters: Lactation Not Related to Pregnancy, Houston Federal Judge Rules

    Not connected to pregnancy.​U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes is likely about to become the butt of Internet merriment with the news of a recent decision. He'll also be pissing off breast-feeding moms, and that is one group you do not want to cross, as many companies and entities have discovere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Mama's Got a Squeeze Box...of Baby Food

    ​We get a ton of products across our desks here at the Press offices. Mostly, they're CDs for the music guys, boxes filled with tuna and panties or alcohol-spiked chocolate milk. But we never get baby food. Until last week, when a box of Peter Rabbit Organics baby food showed up on my desk, c ... More >>

  • News

    March 3, 2011

    Advertisements for Herself

    Jolanda Jones says never talk to HPD

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Breastfeeding: Aggie Professor Joan Wolf Questions the Battle Against the Bottle

    Texas A&MJoan Wolf asks if the breast is best​Ever since First Lady Michelle Obama talked about removing barriers for breastfeeding mothers last week, we've been thinking more than usual about boobs. Maybe that's why we were interested to read about a Texas A&M researcher's new book, Is Breas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Sampling the Goods (and the Bads) at the HISD School Lunch Food Show

    ​Yesterday afternoon HISD held the School Lunch Food Show in the cafeteria of Jefferson Davis High School. Parents, teachers, students and the media were given the opportunity to voice their opinions on more than 80 new, healthier menu items -- with reduced levels of sodium, fat and sugar, and no ... More >>

  • News

    January 13, 2011

    Facebook v. Leaky Boob

    Houston mom in a FB face-off.

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Facebook Bows Down to Houston's Leaky Boob

    At least someone appreciates a leaky boob​We think Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich said it best: "NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE HEART OF A LEAKY BOOB!!!!" Facebook has learned that harsh lesson. Houston blogger/tweeter/Facebooker Jessica Martin-Weber, the founder of the Web site, ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Vegetarian Pâté: Why? Just...Why?

    ​I am sympathetic to the plight of vegetarians, whether it's a lifestyle chosen for religious, health or ethical reasons. "Plight? What plight?" you may ask. The plight of often being overlooked or ignored by restaurant menus, for one. And the plight of not being able to enjoy life's simple pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Ode to an Immersion Blender

    ​In the spirit of brevity, here's a simple list to extol the praises of the best kitchen appliance ever (at least for the price). 1. A decent one costs merely $20. Other things you could buy for $20: two combo plates (3 veggie, one meat) at Aladdin, 20 "I heart dorks" buttons from etsy, or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009


    OMG OMG OMG Salma Hayek breast fed a baby in Sierra Leone OMG OMG OMG! Seriously, what is this, the next Yalta Conference? You would think so, given the reaction of the popular and not-so-popular press. Google "Salma Hayek breastfeeding" and you'll get such lovely quotes and comments as "Lucky ba ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2008

    The Gulf Coast Film Festival Opener

    Twenty-six films screen over a three-day celebration of independent movies