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This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, February 20, 2014

In this week’s news: California takes a hard stance on soft drinks; marketers realize there’s more bread to be made in the gluten-free aisle; and an amino acid in spinach gets the spotlight. California to Bust Soda’s Bubble? Along with several medical experts, a California state senator proposed adding a warning label to the packagingRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, February 13, 2014

In this week’s news: vending machines that dispense fresh salads; another pro to probiotics; and yes, there’s something called the werewolf diet (howwwl!). Farm to Fork, By Way of the Vending Machine A Chicago businessman is attempting to reinvent vending machine food through a business called Farmer’s Fridge. Offerings include jars filled with the likes of LemonRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, January 29, 2014

In this week’s news: Yogurt discovers its savory side; scientists look into the problems of piling on the protein; and caramel coloring gets a red flag. Takers for Tomato Yogurt? Blue Hill Farm, annex of New York’s famed Blue Hill eateries, is making its mark on the yogurt scene. Instead of offering the conventional fruit-filledRead more

A Girl Scout Cookie Gets Its Gluten-Free Badge

by in Trends, January 28, 2014

Gluten-free dreams really do come true. The Girl Scouts have added a new cookie to their lineup — bite-size, certified gluten-free Chocolate Chip Shortbread cookies. The good news for many parents of gluten-intolerant kids is that their Girl-Scout-badge-carrying daughters can now actually eat the cookies they sell as part of the Girl Scout Cookie Program,Read more

Food Labels to Get a (Much-Needed) Makeover

by in Food News, January 24, 2014

Nutrition Facts Panels (aka “food labels”) are getting a much-deserved makeover. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), efforts will be made to upgrade the 20-year-old format found on current food packaging.

Kale Juice as the Next Cocktail Mixer? (Yes, It’s Happening.)

by in Trends, January 20, 2014

In signs that enthusiasm for juicing shows no signs of flagging, it now extends to those who like to indulge in the occasional cocktail. As the New York Times reported last month, hip bars are embracing the world of fresh fruit and vegetable juices — taking the same concoctions people use to re-energize after aRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, January 15, 2014

In this week’s nutrition news: Students and politicians embrace Greek yogurt; avocado enthusiasts have more reasons to rejoice; and caffeine generates buzz in a study on memory. Greek Yogurt to Hit Cafeteria Trays? A 3-month federal program conducted in four states attempted to gauge students’ interest in Greek yogurt as a protein source in schoolRead more

Is This Syrup the Next Trendy Sweetener?

by in Food News, January 11, 2014

Yacon syrup has been dubbed a “game-changer” for slow metabolism — and social media is exploding with promises of weight loss. But is the syrup worth the hype?