Tag Archives: healthy food

New school nutrition guidelines issued

First Lady Michelle Obama teamed up with Rachael Ray to unveil the biggest overhaul on school meals in more than 15 years. There will be more whole grains, less salt and a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and all milk must now be low fat. But the new rules do not go as far as the Administration had hoped. Continue reading

Institute of Medicine panel proposes grading system for food

The Washington Post explains an Institute of Medicine report saying that “a symbol, such as a check mark or a star, should be displayed on the front of every food item and beverage sold in grocery stores so harried shoppers can judge nutritional value at a glance.”  Continue reading

Food prepared away from home harmful to children

The Time “Healthland” blog reported, “In the first study to examine the relationship between where food is prepared and increased calorie consumption, researchers report that eating commercially made food can lead children to take in more calories than if they had eaten similar meals at home.” Continue reading

Is your grocery store among America’s healthiest grocery stores?

Supermarket chains are increasingly offering healthier foods. One chain was recently selected the healthiest grocery store in America – partly for its locally produced foods. Another was ranked second because of healthier food lines. The third place finisher had 600 varieties of fruit and veggies. Who were they and how does your supermarket measure up?

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