A round-up of VT editors’ favorite newsworthy links.
Kids are eating more fruits and veggies, thanks to a new federal school meal standards, including placing limits of calories and sodium and upping the amount of fresh produce. [EurekAlert]
A new study finds eating too much animal protein can cause early death. Not so for plant proteins, so go nuts (and beans)! [NPR]
Y'know Ellen DeGeneres' star-studded Oscar selfie? Turns out, it raised $3 million, half of which will go to the Humane Society of the United States. [Ecorazzi]
Chicago passes anti-puppy mill ordinance! Starting next March, pet stores will no longer be allowed to sell cats, dogs, or rabbits bought from large-scale breeding operations. [Chicago Tribune]