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July 11, 2014

 

A can of soda displayed next to a pile of sugar to demonstrate how much is in each can.

“Added Sugar” Labels Make Candyman Nervous

The FDA's proposal to include “added sugar” to the Nutrition Facts label has sparked cheers from health advocates and fierce opposition from food companies.

June 30, 2014

 

McDonald's french fries, showing salt coating

Stealth Health: Companies Hiding Cuts In Salt, Sugar And Fat

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.

April 18, 2014

 

chocolate bars

Plain And Simple Chocolate: A Taste-Test

Here is a guide to choosing, tasting and appreciating chocolate -- no frills, no add-ins.

April 1, 2014

Fizzle Out 

empty coke bottle

Soda Sales On The Decline For Ninth Straight Year

As soda sales drop for a ninth straight year, diet soda sees a particularly large plummet amid health concerns.

March 28, 2014

 

kid making food in his kitchen

Lessons From A Young Chef (And His Mother)

Staci Radford-Vincent taught her 7-year-old son how to help in the kitchen when he was just a toddler, and now he values healthy eating and home cooked food.

March 11, 2014

Sickeningly Sweet 

sugar in bowl

Recommended Sugar Intake To Be Slashed In Half

Hidden sugars are everywhere: in sauces, processed and frozen foods, and condiments. How much is too much?

February 28, 2014

DIY 

cover of sugarmaker's companion

Maple Syrup And All Its Delicious Parts

Making maple syrup does not need to be left to the experts. Michael Farrell's "A Sugarmaker's Companion" will give you the tools you need to do it yourself.

January 29, 2014

Calories and Sugar 

Strawberry jam lists sugar and high fructose corn syrup as its top ingredients.

FDA Will Update Nutrition Labels

Nutrition science has changed over the past 20 years, but nutrition labels on food haven't — until now.

October 22, 2013

Obesity Epidemic 

junk food

Mexico’s Junk Food Tax Reminiscent Of NYC Soda Ban

Where New York City failed, Mexico seems to be succeeding in implementing a junk food tax in the hopes of curbing its obesity epidemic.

October 21, 2013

Dark Times 

one chocolate truffle in its wrapper

Chocolate Shortfall Coming, But Not Extinction

Demand for cocoa is much steeper than growers can keep up with, but reports of chocolate's doom have been greatly exaggerated.

October 9, 2013

Want My Coke, Mean Joe Greene? 

LeBron James

Top Athletes Promoting Unhealthy Food

A new study has found that a majority of the top 100 athletes' food and beverage endorsements were for unhealthy products.

August 23, 2013

Soda Jerks 

A pack of soda cans sitting on a table

Is Soda A Jekyl-And-Hyde Formula For Kids?

New research has shown that even a small amount of soda each day could turn kindergarteners into terrors.

August 7, 2013

Finger Food 

nut brittle spread onto sheet pan

Sweet & Spicy Nut Brittle

Time for a treat! Select your favorite nuts for this Caribbean style nut brittle.

August 1, 2013

In With The Big 

Close-up of straw inserted in plastic lid

Big Soda Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

New York City's ban on sugary beverages was struck down in appeals court Tuesday.

July 23, 2013

Cloying... 

Sugar Cubes

Sweet Victory For Big Sugar In Farm Bill

Big Sugar spent big bucks over the last three months to make sure their sweet subsidy deal stayed in the farm bill.

June 13, 2013

Soda Strikes Back 

kid drinking orange soda

Soda Back In Spotlight: Kids Drink Less, NYC Still Wants Ban

Sugary beverage consumption has gone down over the past decade, especially by children.

April 25, 2013

Health And Sugar 

Black and white photo of insulin needle

Sugary Soda Linked To Diabetes In Large European Study

Consuming sugary beverages daily has been associated with an increased risk of diabetes and stroke, a recent study finds.

March 12, 2013

Ban The Ban 

soda pop

Big Soda, Big Backlash

New York City's big soda ban was set to start today, until an eleventh-hour decision by the New York State Supreme Court put a stop to Mayor Bloomberg's plan.

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.

January 21, 2013

Healthy Slushy 

pineapple freezies

Kids In The Kitchen: Pineapple Freezies

This recipe is like a fruit slushy. It's a perfect way to bring a little summer into your winter.

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