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New York City Says No to Using Food Stamps for Sodas
New York City is serious about trying to reduce rates of obesity and the expensive and debilitating conditions for...
America's Diet: 3 New Reports
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has just published a review and assessment of the nutritional needs of the populations...
Why aren’t you eating probiotics yet? 4 health claims explained
You may only know about probiotics (the so-called “good” bacteria that’s best known for being added...
Who Stole These Cookies?
Who stole these cookies? But honestly Monica, that’s the question I really want answered. First, the backstory: If...
Q & A with Marion Nestle: The USDA's Plot to Feed Us Cheese
Eating Liberally's kat (a.k.a. Kerry Trueman) asks one of her inimitable "Ask Marion" questions, this one...
6 foods to ward off garlic breath
Garlic is one of those ingredients that I always have on hand: there’s a bulb on my kitchen counter and a jar of...
Food label lies: how to sort truth from hype
I live in Vermont. I have cows and goats as neighbors. I buy chickens from the farm a mile down my road. I’m...
Could eating red meat increase your risk of breast cancer?
In the past couple of years I’ve really scaled back how much red meat I eat. Partly because I truly enjoy...
Mmm, Frankensalmon! Is it what’s next for dinner?
People, don’t hate me, but after listening to the Food and Drug Administration’s hearings this week on...
3 of the simplest ways to not get sick
With two little kids in daycare, I’m going to do everything I can to keep myself—and indirectly, the little...
4 ingredients that sound healthier than they really are (and 4 that sound scary but aren’t)
As someone who is health conscious, I read a lot of labels. My general rule is to buy foods that list ingredients I can...
6 biggest lies about food busted
The other day while I was making zucchini bread, I cracked an egg and dumped it right down the drain. Total mistake. (...
Is your job making you gain weight?
Not a single one of my jobs has been in a place where I can step outside midday and have my pick of lunch spots within...
What food won’t Jamie Oliver let his kids eat?
What do you let your kids eat? I asked my fellow mom-editors at EatingWell this question yesterday because I’m...
Why veggie burgers aren’t always a healthy choice
When my husband travels for business I don’t have much fun in putting a homemade dinner on the table for one...
Are Happy Meals really a problem? Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver doesn’t think so...
It’s been a tough few months for McDonald’s Happy Meals. In April, Santa Clara County in California banned...
Are you getting enough milk?
As a kid, I would get all excited each week when the milkman delivered icy bottles of milk, fresh from the old dairy...
What should Americans eat? Experts announce 8 new food “rules”
I was happy that Penelope Slade-Sawyer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human...
What the Gulf oil spill means for your dinner
My friend Carl Safina was on The Colbert Report recently talking about the Gulf oil spill. One of the world’s...
Good Choices: 6 Fish to Ditch from Your Diet
I am mad about seafood. Madly in love with how it tastes of the ocean: light, healthy and fresh. Wild fish are the last...
3 new foods make updated "Dirty Dozen" of produce to buy organic
When I shop for fruits and vegetables I always consult the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) pocket-size...
Why your sugary diet may be putting your health at risk again
I know it can be hard to limit your added sugars intake—just last week I tried to drink a cup of coffee without...
Researcher responds to controversy over high-fructose corn syrup vs. sugar study
On April 9, the folks at Grist.com reported that they’d contacted Princeton researcher Bart Hoebel to address...
6 fish you should eat (and 6 to avoid)
Seafood Watch, the program run by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, has updated their “Super Green: Best of the Best” list of...
Deceptive food labels: How to know what’s truly healthy
When you're in a hurry at the grocery store, do you find yourself making food choices based on health promises on the...
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