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Nano Foods 101

by in Food News, October 8, 2010

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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.

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Reading List: Fat Blasters Approved, POM’s Questionable Claims & Lunchboxes, Exposed

by in Food News, October 1, 2010

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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.

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Reading List, Extreme Edition: Crazy Carrot Ads and Super-Caloric Restaurant Dishes

by in Food News, September 24, 2010

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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.

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Healthy Debate: Chocolate Verses White Milk

by in Food News, September 22, 2010

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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.

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Reading List: No Cal Noodles, HFCS’s New Name and No More Birthday Cupcakes?!

by in Food News, September 17, 2010
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Tell Us: Should Birthday Cupcakes Be Banned From Kids' Classrooms?

In this week’s nutrition news: Markets hire dietitians to help shoppers, a controversy over cupcakes in the classroom and high fructose corn syrup petitioning for a new name.

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Reading List: Jamie Oliver Returns, The Modern Kitchen and Reasons for Unhealthy Choices

by in Food News, September 10, 2010

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In this week’s nutrition news: Lack of sleep linked to childhood obesity, food images can make you feel full and exploring the evolution of the modern kitchen.

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Reading List: No Sub For Real Fruit, Calories In Theaters, and Time For Your “Shelvic” Exam

by in Food News, September 3, 2010

children's vitamins

In this week’s nutrition news: Too many vitamins can harm kids, the unsanitary conditions found on egg farms and have you looked inside your pantry lately?

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Reading List: Water & Weight Loss, Dining in the Dark and Diet Soda Risks

by in Food News, August 27, 2010

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In this week’s nutrition news: The unique experience of dining in the dark, diet soda linked to pre-mature delivery and meet the woman who inspired Michael Pollan.

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The Egg Crisis: What You Need to Know

by in Food News, August 27, 2010

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As of this week, half a billion eggs were recalled, making this the biggest egg recall in recent history. Three hundred salmonella-related illnesses have been reported around the country. But don’t panic — we’ve got the facts! Here’s what you need to know about salmonella, plus egg-handling tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe.

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Reading List: The Gluten-Free Hype, Massive Egg Recall and Heart-Healthy Chocolate

by in Food News, August 20, 2010

eggs

In this week’s nutrition news: Rare heirloom veggies up for auction, gulf seafood finally being thoroughly tested and the should you start a gluten-free diet?

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