All Posts By Amy Reiter

Amy Reiter is a writer and editor based in New York. A regular contributor to The Los Angeles Times, she has also written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Glamour, Marie Claire and Wine Spectator, among other print publications, as well as for websites including The Daily Beast, MSN, Babble, AOL/Huffington Post and Salon, where she was a longtime editor and senior writer.

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food and Nutrition Experts, January 23, 2015


In this week’s news: Diet may be key to diabetes prevention for women; pizza constitutes a staggering percentage of kids’ caloric intake; the guidance on salt for older adults gets a bit grainier.

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Forget Foam! NYC Bans Environmentally Unfriendly Food Container

by in Food News, January 21, 2015


Call it a takeout-container takedown, a boon for the environment or, if you prefer, a headache for New York City restaurants. The Big Apple is banning those plastic foam containers often currently used for everything from cold drinks to hot meals, with tepid “doggie bag” contents somewhere in between. The citywide prohibition, which was announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio last week, will go into effect in July.

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This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food and Nutrition Experts, January 16, 2015


In this week’s news: Researchers suss out the skinny on tomato juice; allergen labeling may get less nutty; and tempeh’s time may have come.

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This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food and Nutrition Experts, January 9, 2015


In this week’s news: A study wholeheartedly endorses whole grains; eating healthy may be better for your budget; and scientists create a pill that tricks the body into losing weight.

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Science Can Help You Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

by in Food and Nutrition Experts, January 7, 2015


You start each year full of fresh hope, earnestly convinced that, no matter what happened last year, this year you’ll surely stick to your list of resolutions. This is the year you’ll really adhere to your goals of exercising regularly, eating more healthfully, losing those spare pounds, cutting back on those bad habits, getting your life on track, making an impact. This year, unlike last year and the year before, you won’t begin to feel your commitment to those goals slowly, incrementally, erode until — wait, um … what were those goals again?

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6 Reasons We Love White House Chef Sam Kass

by in Food News, January 6, 2015


At the end of last month, Sam Kass — White House chef, Executive Director of Let’s Move! and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy — stepped down. Thirty-four and recently married, Kass, who has played a pivotal role in first lady Michelle Obama’s efforts to encourage healthy eating and reduce childhood obesity, said that, while he loves the first family (they attended his wedding in August) and remains a staunch supporter of their work and mission, he is ready to join his wife, TV journalist Alex Wagner, in New York. “I have to put our future first,” Kass, who started as the Obamas’ personal chef in 2005, when the president was but a lowly freshman senator, told the Wall Street Journal.

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This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food and Nutrition Experts, January 2, 2015


In this week’s news: Fast food may make grades sink fast; there’s new evidence that resveratrol in red wine may carry ancient benefits; kids diet for the darnedest reasons (i.e., the best!).

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This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food and Nutrition Experts, December 26, 2014


In this week’s news: Flavonoids found to be fab for women’s health; yoga may be your excuse to skip aerobics; and could you undo your holiday weight gain just by breathing?

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This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food and Nutrition Experts, December 19, 2014


In this week’s news: A new study indicates you should just say “no” to juice; when it comes to satisfaction, all sugars may not be equal; and “ancient grains” are new to your breakfast table.

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FDA Says: Menu Calorie Counts are Headed Your Way

by in Food News, December 15, 2014

Restaurant Menu
You could try closing your eyes, but soon it will prove significantly more challenging to ignore the calories in the foods we order in chain restaurants — sit-down and fast-food eateries, as well as other retail food outlets — across the country.

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