An overweight child reads her part during a skit that was in a 2010 program promoting healthy lifestyles sponsored by Children's Hospital near Denver. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Does bell pepper and black tea sound appetizing? A computer may think so. Ryan Smith/NPR hide caption

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Food companies have begun quietly reducing salt in regular foods because low-salt items like these don't sell as well. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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Did eating binges come first? iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A cup of pumpkin ice cream with chunks of frozen candy cap mushrooms. The candy cap variety is said to have the fragrance of maple syrup. Jeff Moreau hide caption

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Spelman College has dropped NCAA athletics in favor of a comprehensive fitness program. The school now offers classes like Zumba to help encourage all students to exercise more. Courtesy of Spelman College hide caption

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In an experiment, people who saw a picture of a big bowl of soup before eating lunch were less hungry a few hours later than those who saw a smaller bowl, regardless of how much they ate at the meal. stuart burford photography/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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How a wealthy table set with a second course in the month of January would look, according to Mary Smith of Newcastle, in her 1772 book, The complete house-keeper and professed cook. British Library hide caption

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A sign protesting a beverage tax in Richmond, Calif. The U.S. soft drink industry has fought proposals that would put a tax on sugar sweetened beverages like sodas and energy drinks. Braden Reddall/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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The diversity of coconut trees like these planted along the beach in the northern Philippines is in danger, but a French scientist has a plan. Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sarah Piampiano holds two energy gels, one with caffeine and one without, as she runs in this year's Ironman World Championship. Murray Carpenter for NPR hide caption

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