Topics :: healthy food

Dieters Move Past Calories, Food Makers Follow

By Candice Choi | Friday Apr 11, 2014
The calorie counting that defined dieting for so long is giving way to other considerations, like the promise of more fiber or natural ingredients.

Six New Superfoods Everyone Will be Eating in 2014

By Mike Halterman | Saturday Feb 22, 2014
Forget kale, forget the goji berry and forget quinoa. Those superfoods are so 2013. This year, there are many new, trendy super foods - here are six to try.

Subway Joins First Lady’s Healthy Eating Effort

By Darlene Superville | Monday Jan 27, 2014
Michelle Obama has a new partner in her campaign to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables. The Subway sandwich chain will spend $41 million over three years to encourage them to eat more food that doesn’t come from a box.

The Unconscious Eaters Playbook

By Blake Beckcom | Sunday Nov 17, 2013
The kickoff to holiday season consumption has begun: All the Halloween candy is gone and now we face the daunting task of managing intake at both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Beware of mindless eating!

Trans Fat Doesn’t Stir Much "Nanny State" Debate

By Connie Cass | Sunday Nov 10, 2013
In the tug-of-war between public health and personal freedom, the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to ban trans fats barely rates a ripple.

Kraft to Remove Artificial Dyes from 3 Products

By Candice Choi | Sunday Nov 3, 2013
Kraft says it plans to remove artificial dyes from three macaroni and cheese varieties that come in kid-friendly shapes, a move that comes as people increasingly reach for foods they feel are natural.

Gold Star Nutrition Labels Appear to Work

By David Sharp | Friday Oct 25, 2013
A nutritional rating system using gold stars affixed to price labels on grocery store shelves appears to have shifted buying habits, potentially providing another tool to educate consumers on how to eat healthier, according to a new study.

Farm to Table International Symposium Arrives in New Orleans

By | Wednesday Jul 31, 2013
New Orleans plays host to the first annual Farm to Table Symposium Aug. 2-4, where chefs, food industry experts and media professionals will gather to explore the growing movement.

First Lady Hosts "Dinner" for Top Junior Chefs

By Darlene Superville | Friday Jul 12, 2013
The President and First lady hosted a three-course meal for a select group of 8- to 12-year-olds to celebrate their culinary creations.

Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork Food Bank Changes Lives

By Tracie Cone | Thursday Jul 11, 2013
One food bank in California is redefining how food banks operate. The Sacramento Food Bank is aiming to create the country’s first farm-to-fork food bank that draws its food sources solely from local growers.