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Board of Health voted to require restaurant chains operating in New York City to prominently display calorie information on their menus and menu boards.
Too often new year's resolutions require giving up certain foods, but did you know making sure you don't miss one key meal a day could be the start of healthy habits in 2008? This year make excuses the most difficult thing you "give-up," and try the anti-resolution -- have a healthy breakfast every morning. It's simpler than you think.
Breakfast serves up an opportunity for good nutrition, which is beneficial considering less than 11 percent of Americans are meeting the current USDA daily guidelines for fruit and vegetable consumption.
FAO has no reason to believe that organic agriculture can substitute for conventional farming systems in ensuring the world's food security,
The first set of data from Canada's trans fat monitoring program has been posted, and the results are encouraging.
This holiday season, give a gift that not only tastes sweet but fights cavities at the same time -- food products containing xylitol.
Certain spices used in holiday cooking can do more than make meals taste better - they can help us feel better, too.
Many of us make poor food choices when we turn to vending machines or snack bars in search of a quick bite to eat. Now there's a free guide to help busy consumers make better decisions when facing rows of colorful snacks and drinks.
The N.C. Division of Public Health and N.C. Cooperative Extension has announced the release of Eat Smart North Carolina: Snacks and Drinks, available online on the Eat Smart, Move More...NC consumer website at www.MyEatSmartMoveMore.com .
For restaurateurs and food service operators, there revised rules, which up to now were being implemented as an educational inspection, are mandatory.
Cascaders are naturally fruit juice sweetened smoothies that contain 8 live active cultures.
A diet rich in fish, omega-3 oils, fruits and vegetables may lower your risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Over the holiday season many people consume foods and drinks that are outside of their normal diet without realizing possible harmful effects due to interactions with their medications. There are more than 2 million adverse drug reactions each year resulting in 100,000 deaths. Thomson Healthcare, has a free resource, PDRHealth.com, that anyone can use to check for interactions between drugs and food, alcohol, or tobacco products.
Wild Blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of selected fruits tested.
For the 21 million Americans with diabetes and their families, friends, and hosts, Thanksgiving often means challenges and anxiety over what to eat and how to eat healthy.
Adding more fruits and vegetables to your next meal is now easy thanks to a new Web site from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center that offers healthful and delicious recipes searchable by the ingredients you like.
Youth gave law enforcement officers and teachers energy drinks, some with alcohol some without, to see if they can tell the difference between an energy drink containing alcohol and one without.
High antioxidant foods should be consumed with each meal to prevent periods of post-meal oxidative stress.
'My Food Guide Online,' a Web-based interactive tool launched as part of the new Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide, is now available to Canadians to print in multiple languages.
Strawberries are not only delicious and nutrient-rich, new research from Harvard Medical School found that they may offer cardiovascular disease protection. The new study foundthat those who reported eating the most strawberries experienced lower blood levels of C-reactive protein, a biomarker for inflammation in the blood vessels.
A roundtable of Australian Quick Serve Restaurant Industry representatives met to report on their progress in removing artificial trans fatty acids from their products.
Experts on nutrition and public health are calling on leaders in the food industry to speed up the elimination of industrially produced trans fatty acids from the foods they produce and distribute.