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.

Nutrition News: Addictive Foods, the Taste of Fat and a Peanut Allergy Switcheroo

by in Food and Nutrition Experts, February 27, 2015


In this week’s news: Pizza and fries may really be addictive (it’s not just you); fat may be a basic taste; and the medical community does a 180 on its approach to peanut allergies.

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Nutrition News: FODMAPs, Cholesterol and Healthy Restaurant Tips

by in Food and Nutrition Experts, February 20, 2015


In this week’s news: FODMAPs get impugned; cholesterol gets exonerated; and these clever strategies could get diners through a restaurant meal in good shape. Read more

Nutrition News: Hot Chile Peppers, Great Organics and Fake Supplements

by in Food and Nutrition Experts, February 13, 2015


In this nutrition week’s news: Chile peppers may get hot with dieters; organic foods are linked to lower pesticide exposure; and buyer beware of herbal supplements barren of herbs.

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New Brews Put a Healthy Twist on Happy Hour

by in Food News, Trends, February 12, 2015


For those who try to make healthy food and drink choices but don’t mind a social tipple from time to time, a new trend will come as welcome news: alcoholic beverages with a wholesome bent. Read more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food and Nutrition Experts, February 6, 2015


In this week’s news: New findings about sugar and diabetes are not so sweet; vitamin drinks may do more harm than good; weight training could prevent your weight from yo-yoing.

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This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food and Nutrition Experts, January 30, 2015


In this week’s news: Organic milk may not be all that; a paltry few of us follow proper poultry protocol; working out may benefit your brain as well as your abs.

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The School Food Truck Movement is on a Roll

by in Cooking for Kids, January 29, 2015


School food may not be widely considered cool (sorry, cafeteria workers), but food trucks are. So, to entice trend-aware students to eat a healthy breakfast or lunch, a number of public school districts around the country have thrown open the cafeteria doors and taken lunchtime to the streets, revving things up with a new kind of meals on wheels.

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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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