UPDATED* States are reporting that some of their schools are dropping out of the healthier school-lunch program because they can’t afford to participate. But does that really mean nutritious school lunches (and snacks) are doomed?
Food & Drink
Are farmer’s markets carrots looking a little funky to you lately? Deep purple, dark red, white and bright yellow varieties may have you wondering what got into the fertilizer.
With the average American child spending up more than 20 hours a week in school, it follows that they’re doing a good part of their daily eating there as well. Here’s an update on changes that state and federal health officials …
Sugar-sweetened beverages are one of the major culprits in the obesity epidemic, but sodas have also been connected to behavioral problems among teens. That link apparently extends to young kids as well.
Americans gulp nearly 400 million cups of coffee every day, so it’s time to understand what all of that java is doing to our brains and bodies.
Sugar isn’t exactly a health food, but researchers say it could be toxic — at least to mice — and that’s not good news for people.
Is eggplant looking a little scrawny to you this season? Don’t worry, it’s supposed to look like that.
Should you grab a bite at your desk or eat with your colleagues? That depends on what’s on your agenda for the rest of the day.
For years now, the soda and fast food industry, blamed for rising obesity rates in the U.S., have been battling an image problem. Will promoting healthy lifestyles redeem them?
Keeping track of what you’re supposed to eat to stay healthy can already be overwhelming, but it turns out that when you eat what can also be important for keeping your weight in control and for warding off chronic disease.
Thanks to calorie counts on menus, we now know a Big Mac packs 550 calories, but that hasn’t deterred us from ordering the fast food burger. Those designed-to-make-you-feel-guilty numbers may, however, be changing the American …
In the south, it’s available year-round, but for the rest of us, summer is a great time to take advantage of fresh okra. While it looks like a ridged pepper, okra belongs to the same family as hibiscus and cotton, and likely came …
If you’re tempted to herald the return of the Twinkie by downing one (or more) of the golden treats, you’re probably not thinking about how many calories they contain. But just in case you’re curious…