Fast-Food Chains to Offer Healthier Kids' Meals; Radiation-Contaminated Beef Eaten in Japan

Nineteen fast-food chains, including Burger King, Chili's, IHOP, and Friendly's, plan to start offering healthy food options in their kids' meals. [ABC News]

Beat the summer heat with Mark Bittman's four takes on the icy pop -- that's popsicles to the plebes -- including fruity, savory, creamy, and boozy flavors. [NY Times]

As food prices continue to rise, and salaries do not, you can expect to pay more for wheat, corn, meat, dairy, and coffee this summer. [SF Chronicle]

Beef contaminated by radiation from Fukushima prefecture has been eaten by people in eight prefectures in Japan. [Bloomberg]

Gastronauts, that group of intrepid offal eaters, enlisted Korilla BBQ and Bian Dang to prepare weird foods from their food trucks for a meal in Williamsburg. [NY Daily News]

The kids-in-restaurants debate has been reignited following a small restaurant outside Pittsburgh banning children under the age of six. [Wall Street Journal]

A California food-delivery service has been accused of racism because of its name: Ching Chong Ling Long Gourmet Take-out. [Sacramento Bee]

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