As School Meals Have Gotten Healthier, 1.4 Million Students Drop Out of School Lunch Program

Michelle Obama’s healthy school meal standards have scored not too tasty. Over a span of three school years, 1.4 million children dropped out of the National School Lunch Program, reports the Government Accountability Office (GAO). While the first lady’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act has brought healthier items to lunch trays, sugary and salty foods that […]

Proof That Obamacare Menu Labels Won’t Work

New calorie-labeling requirements in Obamacare probably won’t cause consumers to choose healthier foods, if New York City is any model. For six years, the city has required restaurants to post calorie counts prominently so customers can consider them while ordering. Yet a new study released Monday and published in Health Affairs adds to mounting evidence […]

Spooked by Sugar, Americans Search for Healthier Halloween Treats

The so-called war on sugar has a new battleground: Halloween. Some Americans are so spooked about the harmful effects of sugar they are finding healthier ways to indulge during the holiday, without disappointing children by handing out apples. Sugary chocolates still dominate Halloween candy handed out and provide an annual sales treat for companies like […]

If McDonald’s Goes Under It Will Be Because They Followed Liberals to Disaster

I saw a sad but not totally unexpected news item from John Hawkins this morning regarding one of America’s premiere dining outlets… McDonald’s. The House That Ronald Built has fallen on hard times, with some estimates indicating that a significant portion of the franchises are currently insolvent or seriously in the red. The dire warnings […]

Feds Spend $1.1 Million Studying the ‘Freshman 15’

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent over $1.1 million studying the “freshman 15,” trying to determine whether friends influence their college peers to eat more. Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) highlighted the project as an example of wasteful spending, calling out the agency for studying a myth invented by Seventeen magazine. “The ‘freshman […]

Prison Pork Ban Revoked

Just one week after the federal Bureau of Prisons banned pork products from its 122 prisons, pork roast will return to the dinner lines, officials said Friday. The reversal came just hours after Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, who represents the farm-strong state of Iowa, wrote to complain about the decision. “The pork industry is responsible […]

Obama Administration Bans All Pork Products From Prison Menus

The federal Bureau of Prisons, a subdivision of President Barack Obama’s Justice Department, has banished all pork products from the menus in all federal prisons, according to a report in the Washington Post. The government says it made the decision to do this because a survey showed that inmates do not like eating pork products. The Council […]

Scientists Fortifying Beef With Healthy Omega-3s

Health-conscious consumers might be persuaded to eat more beef if it was fortified with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids naturally found in salmon and walnuts, according to researchers and some ranchers who are feeding cattle flaxseed – even marine algae – with an eye to offering another wholesome dinner choice. People have long been told they […]

Sugar: Public Health Enemy No. 1

Dietary fat was blamed for decades as the primary driver of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. That common wisdom has rapidly changed in the face of new research showing that sugar is the real danger and should be eliminated wherever possible. “Sugar is poison,” says Richard Jacoby, M.D., a peripheral nerve surgeon based in Scottsdale, […]