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Category: Food Consumption :: Nutrition
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A better solution than healthier Happy Meals: eating less fast food 23.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

McDonald’s is again tinkering with the Happy Meal to make it healthier for kids, announcing plans to dump the cheeseburger version and cut the number of fries in a portion later this year. Bottled water will become the featured kids’ drink, and chocolate milk made with less sugar will be added...

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Perdue to food box critics: Give the idea a chance 23.2.2018 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Thursday defended a proposal that would replace a portion of food stamp benefits with pre-assembled boxes of shelf-stable goods delivered to recipients' doorsteps - an idea one lawmaker called "a cruel joke."...
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Your DNA won't determine the best diet to help you lose weight 21.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Trying to lose weight? Researchers have some good news: You can chose either a low-fat or low-carb diet. As long as you stick with it, you can slim down no matter what your genetic make-up or metabolic particulars.

And here’s an added bonus: You won’t even have to count your calories.

The findings...

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Carbs, fat, DNA? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows 20.2.2018 AP National
CHICAGO (AP) -- A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' DNA profiles....
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Removing barriers to healthy eating, one family meal at a time 20.2.2018 Philly.com News
The Sunday Suppers community cooking program, which has served families in Kensington since 2011, this month opened a second location in Germantown.
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New food stamp proposal a big box of nothing | Editorial 18.2.2018 Philly.com News
The idea for what should be called the U.S. Heartless Boxes is so ludricrous that it seemed designed to be a distraction rather than an actual proposal.
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Big Food Faces Pressure as Consumers Seek Fresh Meals, Snacks 16.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Food makers’ earnings show they remain under pressure as consumers hunt for healthier meals and snacks.
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Food box idea draws ire from Democrats, advocates 16.2.2018 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is pushing what it calls a "bold new approach to nutrition assistance": replacing the traditional cash-on-a-card that food stamp recipients currently get with a pre-assembled box of canned foods and other shelf-stable goods dubbed "America's Harvest Box."...
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A healthy Happy Meal? McDonald's cuts cheeseburgers, chocolate milk from kids' meal menu 15.2.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
McDonald's will soon banish cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants. Diners can still ask specifically for cheeseburgers or chocolate milk with the kid's meal, but ...
New Study Shows Free School Lunches Boost Earnings 13.2.2018 Truthout.com
Truthout refuses corporate funding and all the strings that come attached. Instead, reader support powers us. Make a tax-deductible donation today! This article was published by TalkPoverty.org. A new study from a trio of economists proves the old adage that there's no such thing as a free lunch. According to their research, free lunch actually has payoffs -- to the tune of $11,700 more in lifetime earnings for future workers. The study starts in the 1950s and 60s, when Sweden gradually rolled out high-quality, nutritious, free lunches to every child in its school system. Thanks to Sweden's meticulous data collection, the authors were able to link detailed information about individual schoolchildren -- including how many years they had access to free lunches -- with decades of subsequent earnings, employment, and even medical data. The economists discover that the school lunch program had tremendous positive effects, increasing adult earnings by about 0.35 percent for every year a student had access to ...
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Think before you lecture a poor parent about good nutrition 11.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Priya Fielding-Singh’s op-ed article on why poor children eat more junk food than kids in wealthier homes made me remember the lesson a 4-year-old girl taught me years ago when I was the director of a community college’s childcare center. (“Why do poor Americans eat so unhealthfully?...

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Why do poor Americans eat so unhealthfully? Because junk food is the only indulgence they can afford 7.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The verdict is in: Food deserts don’t drive nutritional disparities in the United States the way we thought. Over the past decade, study after study has shown that differences in access to healthy food can’t fully explain why wealthy Americans consume a healthier diet than poor Americans.

If food...

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This is the U.S. county that buys the least healthful groceries 7.2.2018 Washington Post
There is an emerging body of research that suggests that some groups of consumers are simply less interested than others in healthy eating.
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Soylent rolls out its drinks to more 7-Eleven stores, touting them as fast food 6.2.2018 LA Times: Business

Soylent is sidling up alongside Slurpee.

The Los Angeles company, best known for chalky nutrition-rich shakes used by coders who are too busy to eat, is trying to fuel growth by pulling in mainstream customers at the convenience-store chain 7-Eleven.

The move marks the brand’s biggest attempt to...

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To reverse pre-diabetes, lifestyle changes can make a big difference 6.2.2018 Washington Post
To reverse pre-diabetes, lifestyle changes can make a big difference
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Eating leafy greens daily may help keep minds sharp 5.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Scientists are keen to figure out how diet influences aging, including brain health. A five-year study of healthy seniors found those who ate a serving or two of daily greens had less cognitive decline.
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Is coffee good for you? Mostly, experts say. 5.2.2018 Washington Post
A coffee habit was associated with a lowered rate of death from any cause during the course of an Italian study. But there is one group that should exercise caution: pregnant women.
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These bear triplets in Colorado were orphaned when their mother was euthanized. Now they’ve been returned to the wild 3.2.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Three orphan bear cubs woke up this weekend in the wild, expected to hibernate quietly in the darkness of an artificial den on the wind-whipped north side of 14,110-foot Pikes Peak. When the yearlings rouse in spring, they'll have to teach themselves to forage.
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Can taxing 'bad' foods improve public health? 31.1.2018 TreeHugger
When citizens are unable to stay healthy, cash-strapped governments are forced to consider drastic measures.
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Eagle-up your table with Bird-themed ingredients 30.1.2018 Philly.com News
Artisan "Underdog" franks and Eagle-shaped cheese keep the game day eats on theme.
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