You’ve heard it before: Eat fewer calories, more fruits and more vegetables. Those recurring themes as well as some new advice about sugar, salt, meat and caffeine could be part of the government’s upcoming dietary guidelines for healthy eating. Continue reading
It’s the day before Christmas and you want to bake a Santa-shaped cake, but you don’t have a pan shaped like the portly fellow. No need to panic — you may be able to borrow the pan from your local public library. Continue reading
President Barack Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday’s basics: thyme-roasted turkey and honey-baked ham, cornbread stuffing and oyster stuffing, braised winter greens and macaroni and cheese. And if there’s room for dessert, six pies: banana cream, coconut cream, pumpkin, apple, pecan and cherry. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of popcorn at the movie theater.
Americans eat twice as much salt as recommended, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the health risks associated with high sodium intake are widely known, many Americans won’t sacrifice taste to eat healthily. What causes these cravings and how can we limit them? Hari Sreenivasan examines a mission to revolutionize the processed food business. Continue reading
The world’s largest soda manufacturers have pledged to reduce the number of calories in sugary drinks by 20 percent over the next decade. Judy Woodruff interviews PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi and Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson, part of a coalition of companies and nonprofits working to cut calorie consumption and improve the health of Americans. Continue reading
China consumes half of the world’s pork. And the country’s growing middle class — bigger than the population of the United States — wants more meat. Nathan Halverson of The Center for Investigative Reporting looks at how China plans to meet that demand. Continue reading