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This Week's Blog Roll: A Real Estate Match and Food Regulations

Our bloggers are sizzling with great commentary. Check out some of Arlington Patch's local voices.

Have you checked out some of the posts from our stellar team of bloggers? Here are some excerpts from this week:

In light of Valentine's DaySteve McKenna helps you find your real estate match:

"Of all of the homes you search online, all of the open houses you go to—very few will be compatible with you specifically. But if you are lucky enough to find a home that you’re happy with—you will have a lifetime of memories."

Recently the USDA passed new regulations concerning the school food programs, and that got Amy Copperman thinking about milk

"About flavored milk specifically. And about the Arlington Schools, where my two kids attend. I love my kids’ schools. The teachers and staff are fantastic, and my kids have thrived. But I’m going to come out and say it: our public schools should not be serving chocolate milk every day. Or strawberry milk. One 8 ounce serving of those chocolate babies has 25 grams of sugar. And the kids who eat breakfast at school can get a double dose every day."

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Jennifer Lewis-Forbes February 20, 2012 at 12:16 AM
I wonder if there's a healthier flavored skim milk alternative on the market? My own kids don't drink plain milk, but I flavor my milk at home (going light on the Ovaltine). I worry about kids being health conscious but equally worry about Arlington kids and food instability. Kids whose most complete meals might be through the free breakfast/lunch program need to reach for that carton milk and actually drink it.
Amy Copperman February 20, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Research suggests a strong correlation between obesity and poverty. Check out a recent study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: http://www.healthyamericans.org/newsroom/releases/?releaseid=241. I think the fact that schools are often supplying some kids with their best chance at a good meal for much of the year is even more reason to make sure it's as healthy as possible.

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