| Sep 15, 2012
Every couple of years a food or beverage is crowned with what nutrition experts call a "health halo." Some of the foods — wild salmon, blueberries, flax seeds — deserve it. But others gain status for no apparent reason. Acai berry, anyone? It'...
| Jul 21, 2012
Why is it that we crave chocolate chip cookies rather than chard? Or bread instead of broccoli? Take heart: It's biological.
"Our attraction to sweets — and salt, carbohydrates and fat — is hard-wired from the Stone Age," says Dr. David Katz,...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 3:49 PM
NEW YORK -- It’s not often that a Twinkie earns a bit of praise from a nutrition expert, or that a hefty elected official confesses his food vices before a room packed with spectators and the media.
But nothing was routine as New York’s Board...
| Feb 20, 2012
You can give people all sorts of useful information, but that doesn't mean they'll use it.
Case in point: the Nutrition Facts panels inscribed on nearly every can, box, jug, carton and plastic wrapper in which food has been sold since 1994. These small,...
| Aug 4, 2012
Dominique Moceanu captured the world's attention as the youngest member of the 1996 U.S. women's Olympic gymnastics team, the first American women's team to ever win gold for the United States. Moceanu was just 14 when she competed that year in Atlanta...
| May 10, 2012
| 1:30 PM
"Mad Men" actress January Jones ate her placenta (to be fair, dried and made into a pill). Alicia Silverstone chews up veggies and deposits them mama-bird-style into her baby son's mouth. And model Gisele Bundchen says her diaper-free son was toilet...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Emily Zaler's business card should probably read "mad scientist."
When the personal trainer is not putting clients through their paces up and down the famed Santa Monica stairs or working out herself, she's making a mess in her Los Angeles kitchen....
| Oct 24, 2011
| 4:32 PM
It's Food Day, a grassroots event sponsored by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest to improve the U.S. food system. Its efforts include reducing diet-related diseases such as diabetes and expanding access to healthful food. The...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Institute of Medicine proposes grocery labeling system like Energy Star...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Buried in a thick spending bill before Congress, needed to prevent a government shutdown, is one line dealing with – tomato paste.The line seeks to block a Department of Agriculture effort that would make it harder to offer pizza in the school lunch...
| Dec 5, 2011
Struggling with the black dog of depression? The supplement aisle abounds with options for people seeking a non-medicinal remedy — but figuring out what works and what doesn't can be a challenge for consumers and experts alike.