Most of the salt we consume is in our food before it hits the table. The FDA is leaning on the food industry to voluntarily reduce sodium in processed foods.
The School Nutrition Association wants more flexibility in the nutrition rules to keep more kids buying lunch. It appears lawmakers are listening.
A watchdog group is pressing the White House to take action on salt guidelines in packaged foods and restaurant meals by this summer.
The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released in January, recommend limiting sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams (about 1 teaspoon) per day.
A court battle over salty food warnings is heating up in New York and could set the tone for other food label initiatives across the country.
Some food companies are changing recipes behind the scenes to comply with health recommendations, but they're doing it quietly for fear of losing business.
New research from UC Davis suggests that our brains automatically regulate salt intake, casting doubt on calls for Americans to cut salt consumption.
A new study has found that Subway patrons eat about as many calories as those who go to McDonald's.
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.
Nestle and General Mills have agreed to reduce sugar and sodium content in cereals sold outside the United States.
What upcoming changes may you see in how the government regulates the food industry?
Nine out of ten Americans eat too much salt, and the bad news is in what foods that salt can be found.
Americans consume more sodium than is healthy in part because of a reliance on processed foods. How young does the reliance start?
Soon parents will have healthier options on Red Lobster and Olive Garden menus -- for their children and themselves.
Public relations professionals take note -- surprises aren't always met with delight.
Meat enhanced with solutions and flavorings can have five times as much sodium as would naturally occur in the product.
With a smaller portion of fries and apple slices automatically included, McDonald's is trying to make its Happy Meals healthy (relatively speaking).
Customers of the hamburger chain will also be able to substitute French fries for apple slices in kids meals.
The Institute of Medicine released a report today detailed strategies to reduce sodium intake in the Americans' diets. The FDA is reviewing the recommendations.