Tag: fast food

Healthy Debate: Should Happy Meal Toys Be Banned?

by in Food News, November 1, 2010

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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.

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Reading List: Beef Recall Alert, Bio-Alfalfa Ban Lifted and Happy Meals Without Toys

by in Food News, June 25, 2010

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In this week’s nutrition news: Exploring the link between depression and obesity, Ohio passes law to combat childhood obesity and CSPI threatens to sue the golden arches over Happy Meal toys.

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Reading List: Top 5 Overrated Food Trends, McDonald's Food Safety & A Dating Site Scandal

by in Food News, January 8, 2010

In this week’s nutrition news: New health goals for Americans, McDonald’s excellent food-safety standards and how small changes can keep diabetes at bay.

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Reading List: Debate Over Exercise, Tomato Blight & Banning Drive-Thrus

by in Food News, August 14, 2009

From this week’s nutrition headlines: Tomato crops wiped out by blight, a new Smart Choice logo debuts and more proof that basic healthy lifestyle choices reduce your risk for heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

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Order This, Not That: Wendy's

by in Dining Out, Healthy Tips, July 21, 2009

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Are all fast-food burger joints created equal, or does Wendy’s live up to its claim to be “waaayy better than fast food”? (Sorry, but a bacon cheeseburger still isn’t a good choice.)

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Order This, Not That: McDonald’s

by in Dining Out, February 26, 2009


Mickey D’s has been talking up their healthier menu items, but what do the nutrition facts have to say? Here’s what to order — and what to avoid — next time you have to stop at the “golden arches.” (And, no, fries don’t make the good list.)

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Order This, Not That: Taco Bell

by in Dining Out, February 20, 2009

Are you “thinking outside the bun” and craving a tortilla or soft taco? If you’re on the go and this Mexican-inspired fast food chain is the best you can find, keep this in mind before you order…

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Order This, Not That: Subway

by in Dining Out, January 26, 2009

When it comes to fast food, sandwiches seem like a smart choice, and in many cases, they are. There are still some menu items that might surprise you. So when dining at Subway, the king of quick sandwiches, we suggest…

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Order This, Not That: Burger King

by in Dining Out, January 21, 2009


Quick and cheap is appealing these days, and sometimes — at the airport, out shopping, with the kids — you might have to hit up a fast food joint. There’s no reason to blow your daily calorie budget in one meal. This new series will cover the popular nationwide chains to help you make smarter, healthier choices at the counter.

First up, Burger King. We suggest…

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