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Link Between Saturated Fat Intake and Heart Disease Being Questioned

by in Food News, March 18, 2014

It has been long accepted by the medical community that there is a connection between fat intake and heart disease risk. But recent studies, including one published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine, are calling into question the current recommendations.

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, March 13, 2014

In this week’s news: time-warping with sprouted grains and hemp brownies; tracking down the four-leaf clover of kale; and betting the farm on farm-to-table real estate. Sprouted Grains Hit the Big Time Boomers might cop an eye roll when they hear of restaurant chain Panera Bread’s new launch. Come May, the Saint Louis-based company plansRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, March 7, 2014

In this week’s news: The World Health Organization doesn’t sugarcoat its advice; fruits and vegetables feel the love (even in school cafeterias); and food labels get ready for their makeover. No More Sweet Talk Studies have associated sugar with everything from headaches to heart disease, and yet most of us still get 18% of ourRead more

The Nutrition Label’s New Look

by in Food News, February 27, 2014

The food label on packaged food has been there since the early 1990’s. With all the label confusion, the FDA finally decided it was time the nutrition label got a makeover (we couldn’t agree more!). Although the proposed changes were released a few months ago, a new black and white food label photo was released this morning.

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, February 27, 2014

In this week’s news: Michelle Obama stumps for kale and more, while the dairy industry shelves its Got Milk campaign; obesity rates for young kids nosedive; and researchers show why Tetris might be good for your waistline. Kale in the Green Room Kale — the nation’s perpetually trendy produce item — took its vegetal celebrityRead more

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

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