Where Do Americans Get Most of their Calories?

Where Do Americans Get Most of their Calories?

Americans spend one trillion dollars a year on food. Half of every food dollar is spent on food outside the home. One would expect that at least half the calories we consume would be outside the home as well. Maybe … Continue reading

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Why are Movie Theaters Exempt from National Calorie Labeling Law?

Why are Movie Theaters Exempt from National Calorie Labeling Law?

Seems like the FDA had a busy week. Just after the travesty of de-facto approval of artificial food dyes as safe, the FDA released on Friday afternoon its proposed rules for calorie labeling in food establishments. As Marion Nestle writes: … Continue reading

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Five Things Parents Can Do to Combat School Vending Machines

Five Things Parents Can Do to Combat School Vending Machines

The school year has begun and millions of children have returned to a “vending machine diet.” This, according to a worrying post in the LA Times health blog, Booster Shots (one of our favorites). The post refers to a study … Continue reading

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“Less Bad” is “Good” in Bizarro World

“Less Bad” is “Good” in Bizarro World

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, MD CCFP Dip ABBM, Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute, Ottawa Canada It’s a phenomenon that baffles me. Well versed, intelligent, thoughtful and well intentioned health and nutrition professionals who have … Continue reading

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The Real Reason Schools Are Still Full of Junk Food

The Real Reason Schools Are Still Full of Junk Food

A December article from Health Education & Behavior, wanted to test the thesis that if we take junk food out of schools, kids will compensate by pigging out at home or elsewhere. Over a 2 year period, researchers studied six … Continue reading

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New: Calorie Labels on Snack Vending Machines

New: Calorie Labels on Snack Vending Machines

Over the weekend Congress (barely) passed the Affordable Health Care for America Act, or H.R. 3962. And while much media attention went to the abortion clauses that were put in / taken out, there were also several food and nutrition … Continue reading

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Why Coke’s New Front-of-Package Calorie Label is BAD

Why Coke’s New Front-of-Package Calorie Label is BAD

The Coca Cola company has announced a Global ‘Front-of-Pack’ Commitment this week in which it will prominently display the calories per serving of its products. In a press release the company boasts it is the first company in the beverage … Continue reading

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Why Potato Chips Aren’t Always The Worst Option

Why Potato Chips Aren’t Always The Worst Option

Note: The following is a guest post by Andy Bellatti, MS. He is the creator of the Small Bites blog, where this post originally appeared.  Andy is on the Registered Dietitian track at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food … Continue reading

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Do You Know What Your Children Eat at School?

Do You Know What Your Children Eat at School?

Every day, 30 million school children get a free or subsidized meal as part of the National School Lunch Program. The Child Nutrition Act, enacted in 1966, saw school lunches as a place where all kids could get at least … Continue reading

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New Beverages in Japan – Green Tea Coke, Basil Pepsi

New Beverages in Japan – Green Tea Coke, Basil Pepsi

Japan gets hot in the summer. A hot Tokyo train ride during rush hour is no treat. So cold beverages are available for sale in vending machines all over town. Now, catering to growing interest in healthy drinks, both Coca … Continue reading

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