Airports Begin To Serve Foods That Improve Travelers’ Moods and Hormone Levels

Taking a trip that involves flying – especially since 9/11 and the creation of the hapless Transportation Security Administration – is stressful, no doubt about it. Long lines, a boarding process that involves being molested by federal agents and overcrowded planes can all combine to make the experience loathsome. With that in mind, CNN reports, […]

USDA: Food Stamp Spending at Farmers Markets Up ‘Nearly 6-Fold’ Since 2008–A ‘Win-Win’

In a blog posted on Friday on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website, the department boasts that food stamp spending at U.S. farmers markets has increased “nearly six-fold” since 2008. “National SNAP redemptions at those outlets totaled $18.8 million during fiscal year 2014 (Oct. 1 to Sept. 30), a nearly six-fold increase since 2008,” the blog states, calling the […]

McDonalds Begins Closing Restaurants As Clean Eating Sweeps America

Finally our efforts to avoid processed foods and Frankenfoods are paying off. For the first time in decades McDonald’s is struggling and has to close more restaurants than it opens after worldwide drops in sales. According to an Associated Press review of McDonald’s regulatory filings, this hasn’t happened since 1970. Earlier this year the fast […]

School Nutritionists: Participation in School Lunch Program ‘Abruptly Down’ in 49 States

The School Nutrition Association (SNA), which represents 55,000 school nutritionists nationwide, is pointing to data published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to draw awareness to the fact that “after 30 years of steady growth in the National School Lunch Program, student participation is abruptly down in 49 states.” The nutritionists attribute the drop to […]

School Officials: Lunch Rules Driving Kids to Pizza

Strict school lunch regulations, administrators say, are pushing kids to order fast-food and run to 7-Eleven for Big Gulps at the end of the school day. As Congress considers reauthorizing the Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act, which is set to expire on Sept. 30, members of the School Nutrition Association (SNA) took to Capitol Hill on […]

Big School Districts Reject USDA School Lunch Recipes, Too Costly, Not ‘Student Friendly’

New federal school cafeteria recipes designed to support first lady Michelle Obama’s health mandate don’t meet the government’s demands for colorful veggies, low salt and low sugar foods and are being widely rejected because they aren’t “student friendly,” according to a survey of school nutrition professionals. The survey found that especially large school systems, representing […]

Feds Create GMO-Free Food Labels

The Agriculture Department has developed the first government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients. USDA’s move comes as some consumer groups push for mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Certification would be voluntary – and companies would have to pay for it. If approved, the foods would […]