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News Update: FDA Hints at Releasing Long-Awaited Salt Guidelines

by in Food News, June 18, 2014

As blood pressure and health care costs for chronic disease continue to rise, the FDA is preparing to lower salt guidelines. Many folks in the U.S. take in about 3,400 milligrams (or 1 ½ teaspoons) of salt each day, that’s well above the 2,300 milligrams per day (or 1 teaspoon) maximum recommendation. By having food companies and restaurants cut back on salt, the FDA is hoping to lower the incidence of high blood pressure, strokes and other medical proble

Is Soylent the Future of Food?

by in Trends, June 16, 2014

Technically, Soylent isn’t really a food at all. It’s a drink mix designed to replace actual food in order to make your diet easier, cheaper and more convenient. Soylent was created by a 25-year-old software engineer named Rob Rhinehart, as a solution, in part, to his own dilemma. The entrepreneur was on a tight budget,Read more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, June 13, 2014

In this week’s news: Seafood guidance for kids and expectant mothers; the next iteration of futuristic faux food; and a reminder from Mark Bittman to just eat the real thing. Pass the Salmon This Tuesday, federal officials announced that they’re for the first time ever recommending a minimum of two weekly servings of low-mercury seafood (thinkRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, June 6, 2014

In this week’s news: Taking the long view of the diets du jour; growing up on raw foods; and having a complicated relationship with diet soda. Will Gluten-Free Go the Way of Fat-Free? Gluten-free. Paleo. Vegan. According to an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times this week, someday we’ll likely look back on theRead more

What To Do When Food Gets Recalled?

by in Food News, Food Safety, June 2, 2014

With two recent food recalls, it’s important to be aware of which foods have been recalled and what to do when they are. Here’s the 411 on keeping you and your loved ones safe during a food recall.

Farewell, My Sweets: The Sugar Shunning Trend

by in Trends, May 31, 2014

If fat was the star dietary villain for the past few decades, sugar is quickly stepping up to take its place. The sweet stuff figures prominently in the recent documentary Fed Up. There are websites, such as I Quit Sugar, devoted to eliminating sugar from the diet. And several books published this year chronicle or advocate similarRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, May 30, 2014

In this week’s news: Michelle Obama hits a spork in the road to school lunch reform; researchers give a quick lesson on food costs and weight gain; and a former restaurant critic says it’s time to give up on the miracle diet pills already. First (Lunch) Lady Segments of the food industry and Republican legislatorsRead more

The Next Big Thing in the Produce Aisle: Tiny Vegetables.

by in Trends, May 26, 2014

Baby corn has long been a stir-fry staple, and those so-named baby carrots have become the obligatory sidekick to hummus. But small vegetables only seem to betting bigger — at least in supermarkets and restaurants. Earlier this year, California’s Shanley Farms introduced “single-serving” avocados (trademark name: Gator Eggs) sold in clever packages reminiscent of egg cartons. Produce titan GreenRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, May 23, 2014

In this week’s news: Gluten isn’t the only culprit in town; carbs, however, aren’t getting any slack; and a chef serves up a side of food politics. Later, Gluten; Hello, FODMAPs Studies show that 30 percent of us would like to cut down on our gluten consumption. For many, this stems from the belief thatRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, May 16, 2014

In this week’s news: A buzzkill study related to red wine emerges; a documentary suggests not all calories are created equal; and food dyes appear in unexpected places (et tu, pickles?). Glass Half Empty, But Cheers Anyway In 2006, Harvard scientists won the hearts of red wine and chocolate lovers everywhere by reporting that obeseRead more