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February 27, 2013

FLOTUS 

First Lady Michelle Obama

‘Let’s Move!’ Initiative Celebrates Three Years

Michelle Obama hits the road this week to promote the third birthday of Let's Move!, her initiative that aims to eliminate childhood obesity.

February 19, 2013

Secrets Of The Food Chain 

horse eye

Horse Meat Scandal Envelops Europe

Betrayal, mystery, controversy, and a host of characters as big as Europe -- it's no story; it's the ever-widening horse meat scandal.

January 23, 2013

'Treat' Yourself 

influenza-sorbet-and-spoon

Scoop Of Sorbet A Day Will Keep The Doctor Away?

Sniffling and sneezing? Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams' Influenza Sorbet could help.

January 16, 2013

Caffeine Overload 

hospital-bed

Energy Drinks Give You Wings, Land You In The Hospital?

Energy drink-related hospital visits have doubled between 2007 and 2011, but the caffeine isn't entirely to blame for the injuries.

January 11, 2013

Breathe, Breathe In The Air 

black and white rescue inhaler

Eating More Fruits and Veggies May Improve Lung Function

Scientists unearth yet another reason to boost your intake of whole foods.

December 13, 2012

Healthy Helpings 

a group of red and green apples

More Grains And Meat Allowed In School Lunches

The USDA has decided to allow more meat and grains in school lunches after outcry by school administrators.

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 

butter

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After only a year, Denmark's unpopular tax on saturated fat is to be repealed in January.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

mickey_candy

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 

gluten-free-bread

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 

tomatoes

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 

close up stethoscope

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 

lucky charms breakfast cereal

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 

peanut line

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? 

soda ban

Big Soda Sues New York City

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

September 13, 2012

Downsize Me 

big soda cup

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 

Drawing of a bag with the word

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 

old school scale

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.

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