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Katie Dawson

Katie Dawson is a sophomore at IU majoring in journalism and Spanish. Currently she lives in Bloomington, IN but is originally from Indianapolis. She enjoys cooking, eating and sometimes exercising.

Recent Posts by Katie Dawson

July 18, 2011

Grocery Study 

supermarket

Grocery Stores Have Fat Chance Of Helping Fight Obesity

A new study has found that a nearby grocer doesn't mean better eating habits. Study finds customers are more likely to eat fast food.

July 7, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

jackinthebox

No More Toys For Jack In The Box Kids Meal

Customers of the hamburger chain will also be able to substitute French fries for apple slices in kids meals.

July 4, 2011

Spud Study 

potatos

Trying To Lose Weight? Lose The Potatoes

Potatoes can't catch a break these days. A new study claims that consuming daily servings of potatoes is linked to weight gain.

June 28, 2011

Oil And Agriculture 

palm_oil

Sustainable Palm Oil: Greener Agriculture Or Greenwashing?

Cargill will offer palm oil that has been certified sustainable. The rain forests can breathe a sigh of relief?

June 14, 2011

Caffeine and Sugar 

energydrink

Pediatricians Continue To Warn Against Caffeine And Sport Drinks

A new clinical report states that caffeinated and energy drinks should be off limits for kids.

June 11, 2011

Preventative Measures 

Salmonella Bacteria

How Consumers Can Prevent Food Borne Illnesses

The most common pathogens that cause food borne illnesses can be eliminated from food with a few simple steps.

June 9, 2011

Hot Potato 

box of white potatoes

New Guidelines Might Cut Spuds From School Lunches

In addition to white potatoes, starch-heavy corn and peas are also in danger of being cut in favor of leafy greens and orange vegetables.

June 6, 2011

Nutrition For All 

myplate

Move Over Food Pyramid, Here Comes MyPlate

First Lady Michelle Obama and the USDA unveil a new nutrition icon that aims to emphasize the importance of portion size when determining what to eat.

June 1, 2011

Pink Meat Controversy 

rare burger held by a hand

Rare Pork Gets The OK, Rare Beef Still On The Hot Seat

The USDA now says you can "Be Inspired" to cook pork less, but one state has made it illegal for restaurants to cook rare beef. The pink meat controversy!

May 25, 2011

Chemical-Free 

Mosquito On Hand

CDC Approves Non-Toxic Way To Ward Off Mosquitos

Lemon eucalyptus oil might be a safer solution to those pesky bugs.

May 25, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

Ronald McDonald Sitting On A Bench

Send In The Clown: Should Ronald McDonald Retire?

A group of health professionals is pressuring McDonald's to stop marketing towards children by using their iconic clown.

May 23, 2011

School Lunch 

Baby Being Video Taped

Camera Tracks School Children’s Calories

Five San Antonio elementary schools have unveiled new "calorie cams" to see how many calories their children are consuming.

May 22, 2011

The Cost Of Eating 

peanuts in shells, and peanut shells

Pocketbooks Feel The Pinch When It Comes To Food Allergies

A new study has found that it's expensive to be allergic to foods.

May 19, 2011

Food Psychology 

Milk Bottles

Your Lactose Intolerance Might Be All In Your Head

Italian researchers found that the physical pain and symptoms a person experiences might actually be related to psychological factors.

May 18, 2011

Food Allergies 

Making Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich

Peanut Allergy Now Might Be Less Likely For Babies

A new study has found that babies who start solid food before four months have a lower risk of developing a peanut allergy.

May 16, 2011

Food Recall 

Grape Tomatoes In Baskets

Tiny Tomatoes Cause Salmonella Scare

Grape tomatoes are being recalled in over 13 states.

May 7, 2011

FDA definition 

rows of muffins on a wire tray

What Is Gluten-Free? FDA Still Figuring It Out

The quickly growing gluten-free market has spurred the FDA to define what exactly it means for foods to be gluten-free.

May 5, 2011

Poisonous Chemicals 

Baby Toes

Pesticide Exposure Means Lower IQ For Kids, Say Studies

New data shows that when mothers are exposed to pesticides before giving birth, their children are more likely to have a lower IQs.

May 4, 2011

Organic Drama 

Chicken Walking In Grass

Organic Valley Accused Of Misleading Consumers

A farm policy group is accusing Organic Valley of taking advantage of a loop hole in the organic standards. What does it means for chickens to be "outdoors?"

May 3, 2011

A New Fast Food 

Chipotle Restaurant Sign

Chipotle Is Running Low On Chickens With Integrity

The tex-mex restaurant is having a hard time making "food with integrity" as it experiences a shortage in natural chicken.

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