Time for Chicago’s vending machines to chip up or chip out.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he’s cracking down on the caloric content of vending machines in city buildings and plans to replace them all with healthy vending by next year.
A proposed ordinance, to be introduced this week, will lay out plans for the new machines and detail guidelines on fat, sugar and calorie content starting in January [...]
The cost of the weekly grocery shop has increased by a third since the credit crisis struck, and food inflation is expected to get even worse as a result of poor harvests and rising populations.
Amid the general hand-wringing about the economy, the publication of something as innocuously named as the Food Statistics Pocketbookwent almost unnoticed last month.
But this booklet from Defra, the Government’s agriculture department, tells a story as horrific as [...]
Walt Disney has introduced new standards for food advertising on its children’s television programming to promote healthier eating among the young.
The standards follow guidelines at Disney’s theme parks and are aligned with US federal rules on calorie content, sugar and salt. Implementation on Disney’s children’s TV channels and web sites is scheduled by 2015.
Michelle Obama, the First Lady and a campaigner for healthy eating, called Disney’s move, a “game-changer for the [...]
Plain popcorn has already been hailed as a great diet food for its low calorie content but now a group of scientists claim it may even top fruits and vegetables in antioxidant levels.
Antioxidants – known as polyphenols – have huge health benefits as they help fight harmful molecules that damage cells.
Popcorn was found to have a high level of concentrated antioxidants because it is made up of just four percent [...]
by Sultan Knish
“We can’t just leave it up to the parents,” Michelle Obama
We live in a golden age. A wondrous era where the government compels us to buy health insurance, whether we need it or not. And whether we want to or not. Where the First Lady is no longer in charge of the White House’s meals, but of our meals. Where wise and generous czars [...]
From Washington Post:
By Kevin Sieff, Monday, April 11, 8:50 PM
It was once a staple of public school cafeterias that blended the indulgent and the nutritious, satisfying parents and children both. But chocolate milk is uncontroversial no more. Dozens of districts have demanded reformulations. Others have banned it outright.
At the center of these battles are complex public health calculations: Is it better to remove sugary chocolate flavorings at the risk that [...]