Kids can form deep attachments to brands, and healthy food offerings aren’t enough to combat obesity
A new government report reveals that more Americans are eating at home, and their diets are improving.
The plants linked to salmonella-tainted chicken that has sickened nearly 300 people will remain open, despite calls to shut them down.
The government is closed — which means that important public health programs like disease-tracking and food safety efforts, not to mention important basic medical research, may be going dark.
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?
In a much anticipated ruling, the USDA announced that as soon as next year, schools across the country must provide snacks low in fat, sodium and salt in vending machines.
Is serving more veggies really going to persuade kids to eat them?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is recalling 40,000 lbs. of frozen ground beef products shipped to Georgia because of possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.
As of this writing, some 5.5 million people in the eastern U.S. are still without power in the wake of Hurricane Irene.
So long, pyramid. Welcome, MyPlate! First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled on Thursday the government’s new symbol for healthy eating, a colorful plate divided into the basic food groups, which will officially replace the …
The government updates its Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) every five years, and typically their unveiling is a bit of a snoozer. But the latest batch of Uncle Sam’s how-to-eat instructions, made public on Jan. 31, have yielded some interesting backlash.