posted on February 28, 2014 at 11:42 AM
The Food and Drug Administration says that by law, serving sizes must be based on actual consumption, not ideal consumption.
posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:02 PM
The tax would be levied on beverage distributors and retailers who obtain their products directly from manufacturers. Officials estimate it could generate as much as $31 million a year.
posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:28 PM
Guidelines restricting portion size were originally intended to combat childhood obesity, but many parents complained their kids weren't getting enough to eat.
posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:11 PM
Researchers are hoping their project will only be the beginning of a map that consumers, companies, researchers and even the government can use, breaking the data down to find out who is eating what and where they shop.
posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:00 PM
Scientists who have studied the nutritional value of edible insects have found that red ants, small grasshoppers and some water beetles pack enough protein to rank with lean ground beef while having less fat per gram.
posted on May 24, 2013 at 2:55 PM
The Market for edible bugs and worms that can help meet global food demand is expected to grow 60 percent by 2050.
posted on February 1, 2013 at 1:01 PM
The USDA is proposing fat, calorie, sugar and sodium limits on almost all foods sold in school.
posted on January 25, 2013 at 1:21 PM
Association argues the rule will harm minority businesses and "freedom of choice in low-income communities."
posted on December 14, 2012 at 4:21 PM
Navigating the aisles of a grocery store is an easy task for most shoppers. Meat, dairy, produce – no problem. But, for an increasing number of consumers finding foods that fit their gluten-free diet is difficult.
posted on June 15, 2012 at 4:43 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators debating a five-year farm bill have voted to uphold current policy that protects the nation's sugar growers with price supports and import restrictions.
The vote was 50-46 to block an amendment to end the...
posted on June 15, 2012 at 4:34 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — If New York City bans big sodas, what's next on the list? Large slices of pizza? Double-scoop ice cream cones? Tubs of movie-theater popcorn? The 16-ounce strip steak?
The proposed crackdown on super-sized drinks could face a...
posted on February 10, 2012 at 1:19 PM
PHOENIX (AP) - A proposal to overturn a requirement for some schools to participate in a national program providing free and low-cost meals to students is advancing to the state House after Senators approved it Thursday.
The proposal comes...
posted on February 10, 2012 at 1:16 PM
ATLANTA (AP) — Bread and rolls are the No. 1 source of salt in the American diet, accounting for more than twice as much sodium as salty junk food like potato chips.
That surprising finding comes in a government report released Tuesday that...
posted on January 27, 2012 at 4:51 PM
The Obama administration announces changes to school lunch programs.
posted on November 10, 2011 at 11:28 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's going to cost a bit more to put a
traditional Thanksgiving dinner on the table this year.
The American Farm Bureau Federation reported Thursday that a
meal with turkey...