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Calorie Counts

One Order of Fried Chicken: Hold the Calories

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Right before Thanksgiving, the FDA announced its new regulation requiring restaurant chains as well as those selling ready-to-eat food; from convenien...

Jillian Berman

Putting Calorie Counts On Fast Food Menus Won't Make People Eat Less, Experts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business

Americans will soon know just how many calories are in that fast food burger they're about to buy. But that won't necessarily make them think twice ab...

Consider Calories as You Do Dollars

Margaret Marshall | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

I'm suggesting that you think the same way about the calories you are willing to "buy." Put a dollar sign in front of a calorie count as you look at the nutrition label on products you eat. Is it worth it, or is it wasted? Will it leave you wanting more? Does it meet your requirements? Is it more than you're willing to pay, for what you get?

Calorie Labeling: Take the Plunge

Scott Davis | Posted 05.22.2013 | Business
Scott Davis

In today's wired world, trying to withhold information is an increasingly futile strategy. Sooner or later, your customers are going to know everything they want to know about you anyway. So what happened after we posted calorie counts on our menu boards?

How Many Calories Are Actually In Your Salad

Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living

Bad news about your "healthy" lunch.

What Should My Daily Calorie Count Be? From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

Health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer filled me in on the daily recommended calories for both women and men when she joined me on Mondays With Marlo. ...

Labeling, Calorie Counts and Prop 37

Michael Seo | Posted 01.26.2013 | Home
Michael Seo

There has been plenty of discussion about ensuring informed choice, but why does this matter? Well, food and the food industry are increasingly complex.

Do Menu Calorie Counts Really Help You Eat Less?

Posted 09.14.2012 | Healthy Living

McDonald's announced this week that they would begin posting calorie counts on their restaurant and drive-thru menus, nation-wide. The move preempt...

New McDonald's Menu Item: Calorie Counts

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 11.12.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- McDonald's restaurants in the U.S. will soon get a new menu addition: The number of calories in the chain's burgers and fries. The world'...

Catherine Pearson

Diet Sabotage: Nearly 1 In 5 Calorie Counts Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living

Scanning stated calorie contents before ordering a meal might seem like a good bet in terms of losing weight, but a new study suggests the numbers you...

Curb Your Extremism, Restaurants

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

"Everything in moderation" is usually used to justify serving (or consuming) one of those bad foods. But there is nothing moderate about most of the choices at sit-down restaurants like Applebee's, The Cheesecake Factory and Denny's.

Does Posting Calories Really Change How People Eat?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 08.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Will we, as a country, be thinner a few years from now because we are finally aware of the calorie and fat contents of the foods we buy at Starbucks or McDonald's or Subway? The answer is yes and no.

iPhone App Counts Calories From Photos Of Your Food

Slashfood | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home

Calorie counts can now be made with a flick of your iPhone. Meal Snap, by health and fitness brand DailyBurn ($2.99 on iTunes), allows users to calcul...

Calorie Counts Proposed For Menus, Grocery Stores And More

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 06.01.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Like it or not, many restaurant diners will soon know more about what they are eating under menu labeling requirements proposed Friday b...

Is Posting Calorie Counts on Restaurant Menus Enough to Help Us Be Healthier?

EatingWell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
EatingWell

Later this month, the FDA plans to issue the final proposed regulations for nationwide restaurant menu labeling.

Movie Theaters Fight Mandate To Post Calorie Counts

Slashfood | Jessie Cacciola, Posted Mar 16th 2011 @ 1:00PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Thanks to a new law, clearly posted calorie counts will soon tell you exactly how much weight that burger will add to your hips. But you'll also be fa...

How Much Do Calories Count?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

Advice to 'eat less' tends to go over like the proverbial lead balloon. But trading foods that let us eat until full, but that make us full on fewer calories, is another matter entirely.

Calories and Health Care Reform?

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

Counting calories as part of health care reform--who knew? But apparently it's there on page 455. There will now be a national effort at posting calorie counts in chain restaurants.

Calorie Count Disclosure And The Health Care Bill: Will This Lead To A Food Revolution?

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One aspect of the health care bill that is taking effect immediately is that chain restaurants will be required to prominently display nutrition infor...

Tufts Study Incites Possible National Investigation Of Calorie Counts

Tufts Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D−NY) is pushing for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory changes based on the results of a recent study by...

Applebees, Krispy Kreme, Other Chains Offer Free Food To Military On Veterans Day

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Several restaurant chains are offering active duty military free meals or other products on Veterans Day. Applebee's is offering free meals with proo...

Anita Lo: Multicultural "Mutt" and Multi-tasking Chef

Louise McCready Hart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Louise McCready Hart

With four successful restaurants and a midtown food truck in the works, Anita took a moment from her hectic day to sit down with me over lunch at her West Village restaurant, Bar Q.

People Don't Know What Healthy Eating Is

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

You do have to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. You can't rely on processed foods to be healthy. You have to cook, a little and learn the calories in the food you eat.

MEAL Act: Dems Push To Get Calorie Counts On Menus

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen.Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro(D-Conn.) are reintroducing the aptly-named MEAL Act. "MEAL" stands -- somewhat awkwardly -- for Menu Edu...

The Never-Ending Diet Wars

Dr. Dean Ornish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Dean Ornish

A new study reports that the Atkins diet can be just as healthy as a low-fat diet. But don't start buying bacon yet. This research has some serious flaws.