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Has The FDA Brought On A Cheese Apocalypse? Probably Not

Has The FDA Brought On A Cheese Apocalypse? Probably Not

| June 12, 2014 | 3 Comments

An FDA official warned that wooden boards used to age cheese could harbor harmful bacteria. But cheesemakers say they’ve long had safety measures in place to prevent any contamination from the boards.

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Lobbyists Loom Behind The Scenes Of School Nutrition Fight

Lobbyists Loom Behind The Scenes Of School Nutrition Fight

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

School food service administrators once supported new healthy food requirements on the nation’s school lunch program. But now, they want the rules delayed. And they’re getting swept up in politics.

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Could A 6-Cent Tax Sour Us On Soda And Sugary Drinks?

Could A 6-Cent Tax Sour Us On Soda And Sugary Drinks?

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new study argues that taxing sodas and sugary drinks by the calorie would spur consumers to cut back. A 6-cent tax per 12-ounce can would lead to 5,800 fewer calories consumed per year, it found.

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Native Americans Have Superfoods Right Under Their Feet

Native Americans Have Superfoods Right Under Their Feet

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Obesity and diabetes rates have soared among Native Americans as sugary, high-carb foods have replaced traditional foods. A study found that 10 wild plants from the Great Plains are highly nutritious.

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Health Advocates Lament GOP Move To Relax School Lunch Rules

Health Advocates Lament GOP Move To Relax School Lunch Rules

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

A House committee Thursday approved a measure that would give schools a way to opt out of new, federal healthy school lunch standards. But advocates say kids’ health should take precedence.

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Economic Upswing Has Fewer Americans Receiving Food Stamps

Economic Upswing Has Fewer Americans Receiving Food Stamps

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last year, about 1 in 7 people in the U.S. were getting food stamps, or SNAP benefits. But the numbers have started to drop as more people find work and better-paying jobs, analysts say.

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First Lady Fights To Keep Healthful School Lunch Law Intact

First Lady Fights To Keep Healthful School Lunch Law Intact

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Michelle Obama’s fight to help kids eat more healthfully and fight obesity is about to get real. She’s launching a campaign Tuesday to fight congressional efforts to delay new school food rules.

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Why Some Pet Owners Ditch Chow To Cook For Fido From Scratch

Why Some Pet Owners Ditch Chow To Cook For Fido From Scratch

| May 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Whether for philosophical or health reasons, pet owners are whipping up batches of pet food for their beloved animals. But veterinarians warn that these meals need to be nutritionally balanced.

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Sushi’s Secret: Why We Get Hooked On Raw Fish

Sushi’s Secret: Why We Get Hooked On Raw Fish

| May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

We love raw seafood but can’t stand uncooked fowl or pork. Why? A big part of it is the effective lack of gravity in water, a scientist says. Weightlessness gives fish muscles a smooth, soft texture.

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How Yelp Can Help Disease Detectives Track Food Poisoning

How Yelp Can Help Disease Detectives Track Food Poisoning

| May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Health officials say online restaurant reviews can turn up unreported foodborne illness outbreaks. In New York City, Yelp reviews led officials to three restaurants with food handling problems.

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Sensitive to Gluten? A Carb in Wheat May Be the Real Culprit

Sensitive to Gluten? A Carb in Wheat May Be the Real Culprit

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many people who don’t have celiac disease claim they feel better on a gluten-free diet. But scientists say some gut troubles may come from eating fructans and other FODMAP carbs rather than gluten.

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Lawmakers Seek Delay on Healthy Lunch Rules for Schools

Lawmakers Seek Delay on Healthy Lunch Rules for Schools

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some in Congress want to give schools more time to comply with a new law to limit calories and fat and add more veggies to meals. But nutrition advocates say it would roll back healthy gains for kids.

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‘Fed Up’ Portrays Obese Kids as Victims in a Sugar-Coated World

‘Fed Up’ Portrays Obese Kids as Victims in a Sugar-Coated World

| May 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

A new documentary argues that the food industry and government policies have pushed too much sugar on children and caused the childhood obesity epidemic. But the industry says society is to blame.

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Open Secret’s Radiance Cuisine: Food + Kirtan to Recharge Body, Mind and Spirit

Open Secret’s Radiance Cuisine: Food + Kirtan to Recharge Body, Mind and Spirit

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Spend an evening at San Rafael’s Open Secret Bookstore, nourishing yourself with organic vegan food, divinely inspired chanting, and the hypnotic rhythms of master musicians.

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