The year 2010 brought the rise of gluten-free foods and a strong fight against childhood obesity. What will 2011 bring? Here are some top trends to be on the lookout for.
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The Centers for Disease Control estimates that tens of millions of Americans become ill and thousands die from foodborne illnesses each year. With the rapidly increasing rate of foodborne illnesses hitting the United States, something needs to be done. That’s where the new food safety bill comes into play.
A California-based environmental group found that juice drinks and packaged fruit contained lead above the allowable level. Find out what this advocacy group discovered, and what the FDA is telling consumers. So, should you be worried? We’ll let you decide.
Dana and I recently attended the Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo in Boston, where we were introduced to many products just hitting market shelves. Here are the top 5 we recommend.
Whoever came up with the marketing for Happy Meals toys is a genius. Kids are drawn to popular characters and love the trinkets even more than the food. But this type of marketing comes a with a price: a fat- and calorie-laden meal that leaves many child obesity advocates feeling decidedly unhappy. San Francisco is proposing a ban on toys paired with unhealthy kids’ meals — should it go nationwide? Here’s our take.
Imagine eating fat-free versions of your favorite comfort foods — macaroni and cheese, chocolate pudding, French fries — that are just as tasty as the full-fat counterparts. Sound good? That’s just one way nanotechonology is being used to manipulate the foods we eat. But how does it work? And most importantly: Are the products safe to eat? We’ve got the scoop on this emerging technology.
In this week’s nutrition news: Ben & Jerry’s drops “natural,” study finds children don’t drink enough fluids and fat blasters approved by the FDA.
In this week’s nutrition news: Childhood food trauma, the perfect portion size, drinking milk can help you lose weight and check out the new baby carrots ad.
Sweet chocolate milk is causing bitter cafeteria showdowns around the country. School lunch advocates who want the chocolate stuff nixed from the cafeteria menu say it packs almost as much sugar as soda, but others say it’s better for kids to drink chocolate milk than no milk at all.
Get our take, plus the pros and cons and the scoop from the National Dairy Council’s dietitian.