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November 15, 2012

Heads Will Roll 

Nutella

French ‘Nutella Tax’ Aimed At Obesity

A new tax attempts to change the ingredients list of a French favorite.

November 13, 2012

Big Butter Is Watching You 

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Bringing Butter Back: Danes Repeal ‘Fat Tax’

After only a year, Denmark's unpopular tax on saturated fat is to be repealed in January.

October 31, 2012

Sugar Shock 

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CSPI To Disney: No More Characters On Candy

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has sent a letter to Disney applauding the company's healthier policies -- but stating it can do more.

October 25, 2012

Get Out The Gluten 

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5 Questions About Gluten-Free Eating

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. We answer your questions about celiac disease and what are some good gluten-free substitutes.

October 24, 2012

Pediatrics and Pesticide 

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Organic Produce Is The Better Choice For Children?

Pediatricians have released a study warning against exposure to pesticides for children. One way to avoid them is to buy organic.

October 21, 2012

Dr. Dolittle 

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What To Do With A Sick Or Injured Chicken

Yes, chickens get sick and hurt just like the rest of us. Here's what you can do.

October 19, 2012

Healthier Changes 

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Overseas Cereals To Get Healthier Makeover

Nestle and General Mills have agreed to reduce sugar and sodium content in cereals sold outside the United States.

October 18, 2012

Go Nuts 

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Peanut Butter Recall Expands To Include Raw And Roasted Nuts

Due to salmonella worries, a recall of nut-related edibles expands to include some 400 Sunland Inc. products.

October 17, 2012

Big Gulp? 

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Big Soda Sues New York City

Not everyone is swallowing New York City's big soda ban.

September 13, 2012

Downsize Me 

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NYC Bans Big Sodas

New York City is often a trailblazer in the fight against obesity, first with banning trans fats and then with calorie counts on menus. Now, it's big soda.

September 6, 2012

organic shmorganic 

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No Link Between Organics And Human Health, Study Says

A new research meta-analysis shows no health benefits to eating organic. Critics say it misses the point.

September 6, 2012

Food For Thought 

Rows of vegetable servings for school lunches, including broccoli, baby carrots, and radishes.

Awaiting The Grade On New School Lunches

The new school year brings with it new standards for school lunches. School food preparers and students are adjusting.

August 22, 2012

Oh My GMO 

Hand-drawn images of DNA double-helices.

California Activists Hope To Pass GMO Labeling Law

Proponents of the bill say that if customers are made aware of the genetically modified contents of their foods, they will gravitate toward non-GMO options.

August 17, 2012

Expanding Waistlines 

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Adult Obesity Rate Climbs Over 30 Percent in 12 States

Mississippi has the highest obesity rate while Colorado has the lowest. Indiana is one of the 12 states with an obesity rate over 30 percent.

August 15, 2012

 

solitary coke can under fairly dramatic lighting

Strict School Snack Laws Linked to Healthier Weight in Kids

A recent study finds laws preventing the sale of unhealthy snacks and beverages in schools is correlated with reduced weight gain in students.

July 23, 2012

I Heart New York 

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NYC Trans Fat Ban Cuts Consumption

Four years after New York City's widely publicized prohibition, citizens are eating less trans fats.

June 5, 2012

Healthier Ads 

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Disney Nixes Junk Food Advertising

The Walt Disney Company has decided to stop carrying junk food ads aimed at children, making it the first company of its kind to do so.

April 25, 2012

We Are What We Eat 

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Global Food Habits, Visually

Have a feeling your healthy food habits wane throughout the day? Thanks to Massive Health, there's now a map confirming your suspicions.

April 17, 2012

Sweet and Salty 

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Bacon Sundae: Horror Or Hurray?

The newest product of the bacon craze comes from Burger King, but it has nothing to do with burgers.

April 16, 2012

When Food Fights Back 

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Allergy? Intolerance? What’s The Difference?

A number of for-profit labs claim to be able to pinpoint specific food intolerances via simple but expensive blood tests. Allergy scientists are dubious.

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