Food News Blog http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1191/all en Why We Love the New Nutrition Facts Label http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_we_love_the_new_nutrition_facts_label <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_we_love_the_new_nutrition_facts_label" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/NFL-Infographic-May-2016.png" alt="Why We Love the New Nutrition Facts Label Blog Post" title="Why We Love the New Nutrition Facts Label Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><script async type="text/javascript" src="//tracking.skyword.com/tracker.js?contentId=281474979531411"></script> <p>It may be because I'm a nutrition nerd, but I'm pretty excited about the <a href="http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/LabelingNutrition/ucm385663.htm" target="_blank">FDA announcement today</a> about changes to the nutrition facts panel on food packages. I scour nutrition labels as part of my job.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_we_love_the_new_nutrition_facts_label#comments Food Blog Food News Blog Health Blog Food & health news Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Fri, 20 May 2016 18:42:03 +0000 pwall2 288608 at http://www.eatingwell.com Is It OK for My Pet to Eat Leftover Bones? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/ok_for_pet_to_eat_leftover_bones <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/ok_for_pet_to_eat_leftover_bones" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/101430987-dogbone-300.jpg" alt="Is It OK for My Pet to Eat Leftover Bones? Blog Post" title="Is It OK for My Pet to Eat Leftover Bones? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>A dog chewing on a bone is iconic; however, the cons of giving bones to your pet outweigh the benefits. Bones can cause some pretty nasty health problems. Chicken and turkey bones become brittle when cooked and are likely to break into sharp pieces and cut your dog’s lips, tongue—or even the esophagus, stomach or intestine, which can cause a potentially life-threatening illness. (Poor pup!) </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/ok_for_pet_to_eat_leftover_bones#comments Cailin Heinze, VMD, MS, DACVN Food News Blog Food & health news Food News & Origins - EatingWell Magazine Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:18:18 +0000 kurtschulitz 286981 at http://www.eatingwell.com Why You Should Eat Goat Meat http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_you_should_eat_goat_meat <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_you_should_eat_goat_meat" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/09032015_SO15_goats.png" alt="Why You Should Eat Goat Meat Blog Post" title="Why You Should Eat Goat Meat Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p><strong>This sustainable meat source often gets overlooked. Here’s why you should give goat a place at your table.</strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_you_should_eat_goat_meat#comments Food News Blog Melissa Pasanen Food News & Origins - EatingWell Magazine Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:37:54 +0000 kurtschulitz 286461 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Food and Water Connection http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/food_water_connection <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/food_water_connection" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/water.png" alt="The Food and Water Connection Blog Post" title="The Food and Water Connection Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><!--<p><img align="left" width="100%" src="http://www.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/images/water_.png" /></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/food_water_connection#comments Food News Blog Food & health news Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Food News & Origins - Food News Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:05:08 +0000 kurtschulitz 286152 at http://www.eatingwell.com Save Our Water http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/save_our_water <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/save_our_water" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/water_offset_173751.jpg" alt="Save Our Water Blog Post" title="Save Our Water Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Water and our everyday habits are inextricably connected. With 2014 being California’s fourth driest year on record, there’s a renewed focus on this precious resource. Here are some easy ways you can help conserve at home.</p> <p><strong>Load the Dishwasher<br /></strong> Most newer, efficient dishwashers use much less water than washing by hand; make sure it’s full to get the most out of your water.</p> <p><strong>Use It Twice<br /></strong> When you rinse produce, save the water to put on your plants. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/save_our_water#comments Food News Blog Food & health news Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 18 May 2015 16:10:38 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285790 at http://www.eatingwell.com Veggie Vending Machines in Chicago Sell Healthy Salads-in-a-Jar http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/veggie_vending_machines_in_chicago_sell_healthy_salads_in_a_jar <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/veggie_vending_machines_in_chicago_sell_healthy_salads_in_a_jar" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/23923A_Allen_jf15_310.jpg" alt="Veggie Vending Machines in Chicago Sell Healthy Salads-in-a-Jar Blog Post" title="Veggie Vending Machines in Chicago Sell Healthy Salads-in-a-Jar Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Fresh salads from a vending machine? Sounds too good to be true, but this healthy new lunch option for foodies on the go is a reality in Chicago, where <a href="http://www.farmersfridge.com/"target="0"><strong>Farmer’s Fridge</strong></a> vending machines dispense salads, sandwiches and veggie-packed sides. </p><p> </p><p>Served in a reusable (or recyclable) jar, the freshly made vending-machine salads (about $7) are packed full of nutritious greens, fruits, seeds and veggies often sourced from local and organic growers in the region. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/veggie_vending_machines_in_chicago_sell_healthy_salads_in_a_jar#comments Food News Blog Food & health news Lindsay Westley Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:24:18 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285035 at http://www.eatingwell.com How Gut Bacteria Impacts Obesity, Allergies, Happiness and More http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/how_gut_bacteria_impacts_obesity_allergies_happiness_and_more <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/how_gut_bacteria_impacts_obesity_allergies_happiness_and_more" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_fruits_vegetables_101861085J_Walk_Studio_2.jpg" alt="How Gut Bacteria Impacts Obesity, Allergies, Happiness and More Blog Post" title="How Gut Bacteria Impacts Obesity, Allergies, Happiness and More Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>A growing body of research has shown that the teeming populations of gut bacteria within us have evolved complex connections that can affect our body’s basic functions — from metabolism to sleep to mood.</p> <p> Changes in the makeup of the gut bacteria in the human digestive system have been associated with a growing number of diseases. </p> <p>It’s important to remember, though, that the science is still young and evolving. </p> <p>Here we highlight the most intriguing of the cutting-edge studies.</p> <br clear="left" /> <br clear="left" /> <p><h3>Healthy Heart</h3></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/how_gut_bacteria_impacts_obesity_allergies_happiness_and_more#comments Food News Blog Gretel H. Schueller Health Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:51:35 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283625 at http://www.eatingwell.com Should GMO labeling be a law? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/should_gmo_labeling_be_a_law <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/should_gmo_labeling_be_a_law" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/corn_ja10_310_0_3.jpg" alt="Should GMO labeling be a law? Blog Post" title="Should GMO labeling be a law? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>The GMO labeling debate is hot! </p> <p> This spring, Vermont became the first state to pass a no-strings mandatory GMO labeling law. (Connecticut and Maine have passed labeling laws, but they don’t go into effect until other requirements are met.)</p> <p> Groups in at least 36 other states have efforts under way to pass state labeling bills.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/should_gmo_labeling_be_a_law#comments Food News Blog Gretel H. Schueller Food & health news Food Causes Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:58:31 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283579 at http://www.eatingwell.com Why Save the Bees Efforts Matter http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_save_the_bees_efforts_matter <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_save_the_bees_efforts_matter" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_101680050_bees_noltner_310.jpg" alt="Why Save the Bees Efforts Matter Blog Post" title="Why Save the Bees Efforts Matter Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Our country’s most efficient pollinator, the domesticated honeybee, is in decline. We talked with Dennis vanEngelsdorp, Ph.D.—an entomologist at the University of Maryland and one of the first to see honeybees were in trouble 10 years ago—about why we should be concerned.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_save_the_bees_efforts_matter#comments Food News Blog Gretel H. Schueller Food & health news Food Causes Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:07:58 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283523 at http://www.eatingwell.com What You Need to Know About Caramel Color http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/what_you_need_to_know_about_caramel_color <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/what_you_need_to_know_about_caramel_color" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/23346_Allen.jpg" alt="What You Need to Know About Caramel Color Blog Post" title="What You Need to Know About Caramel Color Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>A new study by Consumer Reports may make you think twice before reaching for a soda (and it’s not about sugar or artificial sweeteners). Some types of caramel color, an additive found in many colas, contain a compound (4-MEI) that may cause cancer, according to some animal studies. Recently, California’s Environmental Protection Agency began requiring a cancer warning for products with 4-MEI that exceeded the state’s recommended limit. As a result, Coca-Cola reformulated their colas sold in the U.S. to use a 4-MEI-free caramel color, and PepsiCo pledged to do the same by February 2014.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/what_you_need_to_know_about_caramel_color#comments Food News Blog Health Blog Food & health news Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:31:01 +0000 Sarah Hoff 281257 at http://www.eatingwell.com Why Kraft Cutting Food Dyes is Such Great News & 4 Ways to Avoid Them http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_kraft_cutting_food_dyes_is_such_great_news_4_ways_to_avoid_them <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_kraft_cutting_food_dyes_is_such_great_news_4_ways_to_avoid_them" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/100445858_Moats_Blaine_macandcheese.jpg" alt="Why Kraft Cutting Food Dyes is Such Great News &amp;amp; 4 Ways to Avoid Them Blog Post" title="Why Kraft Cutting Food Dyes is Such Great News &amp;amp; 4 Ways to Avoid Them Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Yesterday Kraft announced that they'll be phasing out the use of Yellow 5 and 6 in some of their packaged mac-and-cheeses, specifically their character-shaped pastas (SpongeBob Squarepants, Halloween and winter shapes, plus two other new shapes) and instead will color them with spices such as paprika. (Their “original flavor” elbow-shaped macaroni won't be changed.) </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_kraft_cutting_food_dyes_is_such_great_news_4_ways_to_avoid_them#comments Food News Blog Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D. Food & health news Health Healthy kids Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:16:56 +0000 Stefan_20 279514 at http://www.eatingwell.com Spice Safety http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/spice_safety <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/spice_safety" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/spices_0.jpg" alt="Spice Safety Blog Post" title="Spice Safety Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Spices are a delicious way to add flavor to your food. Many spices even have extra health and nutrition benefits—chili powder can help boost metabolism and ginger can help soothe your stomach. Recently the FDA reported in <em>Food Microbiology</em> that some imported spices have been contaminated with <em>Salmonella</em>, causing illnesses and deaths. The FDA is scheduled to release a more detailed report later this year on spice safety.</p> <p>If this news has you questioning the safety of your spices and what you can do, here are a few tips:</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/spice_safety#comments Food News Blog Cooking tips Food & health news Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:44:14 +0000 Stefan_20 279281 at http://www.eatingwell.com Kudos to our award winners! http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/kudos_to_our_award_winners <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/kudos_to_our_award_winners" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/corn_ja10_310_0_2.jpg" alt="Kudos to our award winners! Blog Post" title="Kudos to our award winners! Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>This spring <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/clearing_up_the_confusion_about_genetically_modified_corn">“Sweet Summer Corn,”</a> Barry Estabrook’s August 2012 ­article on genetically modified sweet corn, won the 2013 Bert Greene Award for Writing That Makes a Difference from the International Association of Culinary Professionals. And <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/the_truth_about_sugar">“Solving the Sugar Puzzle,”</a> Rachael Moeller Gorman’s report (October 2012) on the impacts of sugar on our health, won the James Beard Journalism Award in the Health and Well-Being category.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/kudos_to_our_award_winners#comments Food News Blog Food & health news Jessie Price Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:50:31 +0000 Sarah Hoff 277617 at http://www.eatingwell.com What’s on Michelle Obama’s Plate? How the First Lady Wants to Make Your Dinner Healthier Using MyPlate http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/what_s_on_michelle_obama_s_plate_how_the_first_lady_wants_to_make_your_dinner_h <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/what_s_on_michelle_obama_s_plate_how_the_first_lady_wants_to_make_your_dinner_h" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/michelle_obama_roundtable_310.jpg" alt="What’s on Michelle Obama’s Plate? How the First Lady Wants to Make Your Dinner Healthier Using MyPlate Blog Post" title="What’s on Michelle Obama’s Plate? How the First Lady Wants to Make Your Dinner Healthier Using MyPlate Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>First Lady Michelle Obama is the ultimate busy mom—last week she presented at the Oscars, this morning she&rsquo;s on Good Morning America talking about her latest effort to help Americans eat healthier—the MyPlate Recipes Partnership.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/what_s_on_michelle_obama_s_plate_how_the_first_lady_wants_to_make_your_dinner_h#comments Food News Blog Food & health news Health Healthy kids Michelle Edelbaum Nutrition Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:51:36 +0000 Penelope Wall 275740 at http://www.eatingwell.com Best healthy foods to buy on a tight budget http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/best_healthy_foods_to_buy_on_a_tight_budget <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/best_healthy_foods_to_buy_on_a_tight_budget" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/cover_good_food.jpg" alt="Best healthy foods to buy on a tight budget Blog Post" title="Best healthy foods to buy on a tight budget Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>With so many factors to consider&mdash;health, environmental impact, cost, taste&mdash;choosing healthy foods can seem like a mission impossible. Enter the Good Food on a Tight Budget guide from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). This brand new guide, which helps you buy the most budget-friendly, super-healthy eats, comes from the same group that brought us the Dirty Dozen (a compendium of the fruits and vegetables with the most pesticides).</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/best_healthy_foods_to_buy_on_a_tight_budget#comments Food News Blog Budget meals Health Kerri-Ann Jennings Nutrition Wellness Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:21:02 +0000 Nifer 125970 at http://www.eatingwell.com