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October 21, 2016


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Pepsi Pledges To Cut Sugar In Drinks

PepsiCo this week announced new targets for reducing sugar, salt and fat drinks and snacks by 2025.

October 3, 2016


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FDA Is Redefining The Term ‘Healthy’ On Food Labels

Last year, the FDA told the maker of Kind bars some of its nut-filled snacks couldn't be labeled as "healthy." Now the agency is rethinking what healthy means.

September 15, 2016


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The Rest Of Food Industry Pays For Lots Of Research, Too

A new study reveals the sugar industry's efforts 50 years ago to shape opinion on how sugar affects health. Today, companies continue to fund nutrition studies.

August 7, 2016



Most Of Us Think We Eat Healthy, Evidence Says We’re Wrong

80 percent of American adults don't eat enough fruits, veggies and whole grains. Yet a Truven Health Analytics poll suggests we eat with blinders on.

June 30, 2016


Star Wars images decorate a McDonalds Happy Meal box

Chile Fights Child Obesity With Labels And Toy Ban

Chile has implemented a food label law to try to curb one of the highest obesity rates in the world.

April 21, 2016


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Study Finds Sweeteners Are Equally Bad For You

A USDA study - partially funded by the honey industry - found no significant health differences between consuming honey, corn syrup or refined sugar.

March 31, 2016


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Philly Soda Tax: Third Time’s A Charm?

In the U.S., soda taxes haven't had the impact activists had hoped for, but globally it's a different story.

January 7, 2016


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Dietary Guidelines Crack Down On Sugar, Red Meat Gets A Pass

The new guidelines have implications for federal nutrition policy, influencing everything from school lunches to advice you get at a doctor's office.

December 26, 2015


Ellie Symes at beehive at hilltop garden and nature center

Nurturing A Dying Beehive Through Its Final Season

Ellie Symes tries to keep her emotions out of her beekeeping, but it's never easy to watch a hive struggle.

November 2, 2015


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Study Shows Fast Gains In Child Heath For Cutting Sugar

New evidence shows that obese children who cut back on sugar get significant health benefits after only ten days.

September 7, 2015


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Study: Gains From Berkeley Soda Tax Smaller Than Expected

A new study reveals that a tax on sugary drinks implemented in Berkeley, California has increased soda prices much less than expected.

June 10, 2015


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Dunkin’ Donuts Opens Door For Delivery

To the dismay of health advocates, Dunkin' Donuts is the latest fast food chain to consider home delivery services.

May 6, 2015


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Greater Health Awareness Slowly Changing Food Giant Ways

Journalist Michael Moss argues food companies have been deliberately bumping up the salt, sugar and fat levels in processed foods to get us hooked.

March 9, 2015


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Research Shows Junk Food Could Be Literally Like Crack

A new study indicates that some people show signs of addiction when consuming processed foods with high fat and refined carbs.

February 17, 2015


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Pralines For Mardi Gras

We celebrate Fat Tuesday today with these traditional praline candies.

February 3, 2015


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Toddler Meals Contain Too Much Salt And Sugar

According to a new study, consuming too much salt and sugar from packaged foods starts at a young age.

November 21, 2014


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Study Says Home Cooking Means Healthier Eating

Researchers have shown that people who cook at home instead of eating out end up consuming less fat and fewer calories without even trying.

November 6, 2014


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Berkeley Succeeds In Passing First Soda Tax

But another California city, San Francisco, saw its proposed law to tax sugary beverages go down in defeat.

November 4, 2014



Election Day Food Round-Up: GMOs Take Center Stage

On Election Day, GMOs are a hot topic in Colorado, Oregon and Maui.

October 29, 2014


woman on smartphone

New App Uncovers What’s Really In Your Food

Packaged foods are designed for taste, not health, and the nutrition labels don't tell you the whole story.

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