Digest: Kids’ eating habits, camel’s milk, rebuilding NOLA, and Washington fish

AP/Excite: AP News looks at how hard it is to get kids to eat anything healthy. With rising cases of childhood obesity and earlier onset of type 2 diabetes (which used to be called "adult onset diabetes"), this is a growing concern for individual health and for the healthcare system.

Contra Costa Times: Except maybe it's not that hard — Bay Area schoolchildren are actually starting to eat freely from salad bars and other healthy options.

Christian Science Monitor: There's a hot new business in Mauritania: camel's milk. Nomads had drunk the liquid, which is slightly saltier than cow's milk and three times as rich in Vitamin C, for centuries, but only recently has it become socially acceptable to sell the stuff. Coming soon to a Whole Foods near you?

NPR: A lighter take on camel's milk: The price of camel's milk has doubled in Brazil, where an 88-year old man claims that camel's milk gave him the oomph that led to a 16-pound baby.

Charlotte Observer (first published in the NYT): More on how the tortuous efforts to rebuild New Orleans restaurants, and how the struggle has given rise to more local buying as well as an all-new, Alice Waters-inspired food-integrated curriculum project.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Washington state freshwater fish are tainted with toxic chemicals from flame retardants, with high concentrations in the Spokane and Seattle areas. Health officials recommend removing the fat and grilling the fish, or at least grilling the fish so the fat can drip away.

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