Food Companies Bow to Demand for Natural Ingredients

A growing mistrust of artificial ingredients is prompting major companies to overhaul how they make food and drinks, and experts say the trend isn’t going away any time soon. Earlier this week, Pepsico announced Diet Pepsi will no longer contain the sweetener aspartame. The move follows Kraft’s decision earlier this year to change the artificial […]

Fight Growing Over D.C. School Lunch Standards

Once again, school officials are finding themselves disheartened by students who are given fruits and vegetables in school cafeterias only to throw them away before leaving the lunch line. Officials are arguing amongst themselves about what to do to stop it. “We have some of the healthiest trash cans in the nation,” joked Brad Kramer, […]

First Lady’s Lunches Take Hit in Spending Bill

First lady Michelle Obama’s efforts to ensure healthier school lunches took a blow in the $1 trillion government funding measure unveiled by House Republicans on Tuesday. The spending package includes provisions rolling back required reductions on sodium in school lunches, saying the rule should not be implemented “until the latest scientific research establishes the reduction is […]

Want to Keep Your Resolution? These Foods Will Help

Whether your resolution is to lose weight, become fitter, reduce stress or get more sleep – these foods can help you stick to your goal. Nutritionist and registered dietitian Patricia Bannan, based in Los Angeles, explained the key to keeping your resolutions is to keep it simple and realistic. “You want to focus on the […]

FDA Rolls Out ObamaCare Menu Regs

The Food and Drug Administration will require restaurants, grocery stores, and gas stations to list the total number of calories in foods and drinks they sell, the agency is expected to announce Tuesday. The menu labeling requirements, which come from a provision of ObamaCare, will be expanded to include entertainment venues like movie theaters, sports […]

Inside the New School Lunch

On a typical Thursday, Cole Coffey, a sixth-grader at School Middle School in Lincoln, Nebraska, would face a school lunch menu that reads a little like a Weight-Watchers recipe guide: WHOLE GRAIN CHICKEN NUGGETS WITH WHOLE WHEAT GARLIC BREAD WHOLE GRAIN LASAGNA WITH WHOLE WHEAT GARLIC BREAD SWEET & SOUR MEATBALLS ON WHOLE GRAIN BROWN […]

Michelle Obama Taps Dems Worried About Poor/Hungry at $10,000 Per Person Fund Raiser

Students and parents across the country are rebelling against unelected, non nutritionist Michelle Obama’s Hunger Free Kids Act, complaining about the school lunch program’s mandated school lunch offerings. Lacking kids’ favorite foods–pizza, which does have calcium–while loaded with kids’ least favorite–broccoli for instance which also has some calcium and other good stuff–kids are refusing to […]

USDA Offers $31.5M for Healthier Food Stamp Diet

A division of the Agriculture Department is making $31.5 million in funding available to help people on food stamps obtain healthier foods. The department’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is making the funding available to help those enrolled in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which offers nutrition assistance to millions of low-income Americans. […]

First Lady to Children: ‘Don’t Be Mad’ Over Healthier School Lunches

First lady Michelle Obama said it was “natural” that kids are “grumbling” over new requirements for schools to fill vending machines and lunch lines with healthier food, but that it would not deter her from improving child nutrition. “Change is hard,” the first lady said in an interview with Channel One. “And the thing about […]