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Posts tagged sodium

September 3, 2013

No More Nu-Salt? 

A toppled shaker spilled salt on a table.

New Salt Study Shakes Up Health Advice

New research from UC Davis suggests that our brains automatically regulate salt intake, casting doubt on calls for Americans to cut salt consumption.

May 14, 2013

Don't tell Jared  

Neon signage for a Subway restaurant

Easy To Eat As Many Calories At Subway As McDonald’s

A new study has found that Subway patrons eat about as many calories as those who go to McDonald's.

February 7, 2013

School Snacks 

Green and red apples

Healthier Foods Coming To Schools

In hopes encouraging healthier eating habits among the nation's youth, the USDA has proposed a new set of guidelines for food sold in schools.

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.

June 13, 2012

Fighting The Man 

hand holding margarine container with nutritional label shown

Foodies Aren’t Sold On FDA’s Updated Strategic Plan

What upcoming changes may you see in how the government regulates the food industry?

February 8, 2012

Super Salty 

salt shaker

Too Much Salt In Americans’ Diets

Nine out of ten Americans eat too much salt, and the bad news is in what foods that salt can be found.

December 23, 2011

Sodium Overload 

salt

Craving For Salt Starts Young, Study Finds

Americans consume more sodium than is healthy in part because of a reliance on processed foods. How young does the reliance start?

September 20, 2011

Healthy Kids Meals 

olive garden

Chains Overhaul Kid’s Choices With Help From Michelle Obama

Soon parents will have healthier options on Red Lobster and Olive Garden menus -- for their children and themselves.

September 8, 2011

Processed Problems 

Marie Callender

Food Bloggers See Through ConAgra’s Scheme

Public relations professionals take note -- surprises aren't always met with delight.

July 28, 2011

Food Labels 

Packaged Meat In A Grocery Cart

If Meat Contains Additives, USDA Wants Label To Say So

Meat enhanced with solutions and flavorings can have five times as much sodium as would naturally occur in the product.

July 27, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

mcdonalds happy meal with soda, hamburger, fries

More Apples, Less Fries: New Look For McDonald’s Happy Meals

With a smaller portion of fries and apple slices automatically included, McDonald's is trying to make its Happy Meals healthy (relatively speaking).

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.

April 21, 2010

Federal Regulation 

salt shaker

Report Warns Against US Sodium Intake, What Will The FDA Do?

The Institute of Medicine released a report today detailed strategies to reduce sodium intake in the Americans' diets. The FDA is reviewing the recommendations.

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