The new nutrition standards will replace school lunch dishes like pizza sticks with salad.
January 25, 2012 Less salt and fat. More whole grains, fruit, veggies and low-fat dairy. This is what kids can expect in the school lunchroom soon, according to new standards for school meals announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and first lady Michelle Obama.
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January 20, 2012 Buying sustainable seafood used to require a trip to a fancy fishmonger. But no more. Big-box stores like Target, Walmart, and Costco are switching to sustainably harvested fish in a big way.
Researchers say that if the price of soda gets higher, people will drink less of it, which will lead to fewer deaths.
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January 12, 2012 Researchers say a tax on soda could be an effective way of preventing diabetes, strokes and early deaths. But some wonder whether a tax would encourage people to substitute another empty-calorie drink, or other types of junk foods that were not taxed, for soda.
January 12, 2012 The Food and Drug Administration is stepping up testing of orange juice after finding traces of a chemical fungicide that is not approved for use in the United States. Regulators are holding 13 shipments of imported juice at ports until tests are completed. Even so, officials say the fungicide residue does not present a public health threat.
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January 11, 2012 The NPR science desk was inspired to take part in the fine, and longstanding, tradition of experimenting with Twinkies.
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Eating slowly is one way to avoid overeating while dining out, a study found.
January 10, 2012 A mindful eating program helped women eat less and lose weight while dining out at restaurants, a study found. The secret? A researcher says eating slowly and savoring each bite is key.
Eliminating junk food from a child's diet is usually not enough to effectively treat attention deficit disorders, a paper shows.
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January 9, 2012 A review has found that eliminating foods from a child's diet is usually not enough to effectively treat attention deficit disorders. Instead, researchers recommend a healthy diet high in protein and low in processed, sugary foods.
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What did American eat this year? Some 31 pounds of cheese a person. A lot of it went on top of pizza.
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December 31, 2011 Coconut water, beets and meatballs may be the latest food trends, but what are most Americans really eating? A lot of cheese, sweets, potatoes and grains.
Our drive to eat more in the winter may be a product of less sunlight — or more temptation around us.
December 19, 2011 When winter arrives, many of us want to eat more. Some experts say it's a vestige of biology: the drive to hoard calories like chipmunks. Others say it's because we have more opportunities to eat — parties, holiday gatherings and other events of the season.
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December 19, 2011 It seems like the minute the weather turns colder, we crave more to eat. But why? Some experts say it's vestiges of biology — chipmunk behavior nudging us to eat more. Others say it's opportunity — more parties because there are more holidays.
A man with a cow in Dong Thap province in southern Vietnam. He got the cow from Heifer International — as well as training and resources to care for it.
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December 16, 2011 The idea that giving a family a few goats or chicks can change their lives by helping them earn a living is not new. But now there are more alternative giving groups that cater to American givers than ever.
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Nathaniel Donaker, 4, eats Kellogg's Frosted Flakes cereal at his home in Palo Alto, Calif. Frosted Flakes is 27 percent sugar, according to a report by the Environmental Working Group.
December 7, 2011 A new report by the Environmental Working Group finds that the vast majority of popular cereals marketed to kids exceed guidelines that call for no more than 26 percent added sugar by weight.
Cory Booker is mayor of Newark, New Jersey and honorary vice-chair of the Partnership for a Healthier America.
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December 2, 2011 The Partnership for a Healthier America, chaired by first lady Michelle Obama, has inked more than 20 deals with food companies from Walmart to Hyatt. The hope is that small changes to promote more healthful food within a big industry can help halt the obesity epidemic.
December 2, 2011 Corporate America is jumping on the opportunities to make people healthier, while keep their bottoms line strong. Leaders of supermarkets, hotel chains and restaurant groups gathered in Washington this week for a summit aimed at shaping private sector solutions to the obesity epidemic.
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Michel Nischan and assistants prepare herbs for his chopped herb salad.
November 30, 2011 Chef Michel Nischan is no stranger to posh nosh. But last night, he demonstrated how to prepare a flavorful, seasonal three-course meal for just $4.50 a person.
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