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Tag Archives: nutrition

WILL THEY EAT IT?

A new study finds giving the poor access to healthier food doesn’t mean they’ll eat it. The report found adding a #grocerystore to a poor neighborhood doesn’t make a very big difference. The cost of food — and people’s habits of shopping and eating — appear to be much more powerful than just convenience.

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FOOD FADS

A commentary in Slate by religion professor Alan Levinovitz looks at food fads. Because despite a veneer of scientific rhetoric, he says food fads are ultimately about devotion to dogma; religion, not science.

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SCIENCE VS. FEAR

If you eat food or like science, you may be aware of the current dispute between Food Babe and Science Babe. Food Babe, essentially, never met a multi-syllabic ingredient she could bring herself to like. Wired magazine takes a look at the ongoing debate.

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WHERE’S THE BEEF

McDonald’s Corp.’s announcement that it will curb #antibiotic use in its U.S. chicken products raises an obvious question: Where’s the antibiotic-free beef? Today’s Wall Street Journal reports sourcing beef is more complex and fragmented than for chicken.

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TOO SWEET

People should slash their #sugar intake to just 5 to 10% of their overall calories, according to new guidelines from the World Health Organization who says the world is eating too much sugar.

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FOOD BALANCE

On average, more than 1.7 million food hashtags are posted online each day, but only 37% feature fruits and veggies. But Bolthouse Farms, a division of Campbell Soup, wants to change all that. The company is urging Americans to take over the Internet and post images that celebrate fruits and vegetables. The goal: to set… read more

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RECIPE SEARCHING

Data from a recent #beef checkoff study shows that cooking method searches online have increased year-over-year, specifically slow cooker, with more than 2,000,000 monthly searches. To capitalize on this consumer search activity, the “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner” website created a recipe collection that is focused solely on Slow Cooking beef recipes.

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SMART TECH

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told members of Congress on Wednesday that consumers could in the future just use their phones to scan special bar codes or other symbols on food packages in the grocery store to learn about nutrition.

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HEART-HEALTHY

The Beef Checkoff Program announced today that Extra Lean Ground Beef (Ground Beef that is at least 96% lean, 4% fat) is now certified by the American Heart Association® to display its recognized and respected Heart-Check mark.

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TASTIER = UNHEALTHY

Efforts to shift food choices toward healthier options often fail because there is a perceived conflict between health and taste, according to a new study.

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