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Food Choices

Emoji-cation and Children as Autonomous Health Managers

Michael Seo | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Seo

The potential of the emoji as an education tool, what I will call more broadly as emoji-cation, is intriguing given the ubiquity of the emoji.

3 Foods Your Dentist Will Love

Gina Keatley | Posted 08.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Gina Keatley

Give these three ingredients a bite and enjoy dental health in a much tastier way--paper bib optional.

Nurture Yourself Inside and Out: The Food You Eat

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

I recently attended Arianna Huffington's event, THRIVE, and listened to both Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Mark Hyman discussing the significant role of diet in overall well-being. The physical cannot be separated from the mental, and in fact without it thriving is almost impossible.

The Psychology of a Memorable Lunch

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.16.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Our choices have implications, not only for how much we enjoy lunch today, but also for longer term goals like fitness and health. But how do we choose? What are the basic cognitive processes that lead from initial hunger pang to this soup or that sandwich?

Dining in Disneyland: Not the Happiest Food on Earth

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

Even though my son and I were on vacation, I continued to be a cardiologist, and the truth is, you can't really find a healthy meal at Disneyland, no matter how hard you try. Trust me, because we tried.

4 Steps To Remember When You Know Something Is Wrong

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Hamady

Some things are worth fighting for, no matter what other people might say or think. Your child is certainly one of them.

You Are What Your Friends Eat

Alison Spiegel | Posted 12.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Why do people eat the way they do? Food choices are based on many factors, and a new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics ex...

Food Judgment

Jenna Zoe Barclay | Posted 11.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Jenna Zoe Barclay

I can totally identify with the fact that when you find a formula that makes you feel really great, you want to share it with others, shout it from the rooftops. Where it gets dangerous though, is when we start to demonize foods or become negative toward opposing approaches.

Vegan for Five Days a Week

Liz Neumark | Posted 07.21.2013 | Taste
Liz Neumark

Let's think about rebranding vegan so it feels less ugly and uninviting.

Slim Solutions For A 'Skinny Kitchen'

Julie Upton | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Upton

In this post, we're looking at one fat habit you may not even be aware of -- how your kitchen may be sabotaging your diet.

Give a Dog a Bone?

Natasha Ashton | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

It follows naturally that as we make better and more informed choices about our own food, we would also start giving more careful consideration to what we feed our pets.

5 Interesting Facts About Plant-Based Food Choices

Nil Zacharias | Posted 06.24.2012 | Home
Nil Zacharias

A national telephone poll revealed the following interesting (and some surprising) details about food choices that vegans, vegetarians and the veg-curious are making.

4 Ways To Brush Off Judgmental Food Comments | Tina Haupert | Posted 09.23.2011 | Healthy Living

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine joked that I shouldn’t snap a photo of what I was eating for my blog because it wasn’t “healthy.” Granted, I...

Let them eat cake.

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

This argument against SNAP recipients using their benefits to purchase snack and other "unhealthy" foods is one I find disappointing. Food insecurity...

Why Quick, Cheap Food Is Actually More Expensive

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

I ask you to consider: Have you ever made poor food choices because of cost? What is the REAL cost of this cheap food--the cost in dollars, on our health, on our environment?

Earth Day Actions to Help Animals and the Environment

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

If you care about animals, you should care about the environment. To live and be healthy, animals need a healthy environment. And that's one major rea...

A Letter From A Fan

Laura Trice | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Trice

I recently received a care package that contained your Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bite-lettes. I had never had them before and they are such a welcome treat!

Why Self-Help Can't Solve It All

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

The rest of us have to subsidize food industry profits through covering the health care costs of the resulting health problems.

Are You Also Being Deceived into Eating Fake Frankenfoods?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Should we buy food with health claims on the label? These days, we are seeing more and more health claims that go beyond the usual. These include "tr...

Is The Recession Ruining Our Health?

The Guardian | Jon Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Demand for fast food is soaring: Domino's pizza chain had "exceptional" sales in the first few weeks of 2009 and, having opened a new outlet every wee...

More Profits for Fast Food, More Dirty Tricks?

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

I am convinced that it is impossible to have a virtuous fast food restaurant, especially if fast food still insists on world domination. For me, thinking big in the food system always means a degradation of quality.

Brother, Can You Spare an Apple?

Mari Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mari Gallagher

Can the market do well by doing some good? Why not? In Chicago alone we have identified a half-million-plus people who live in a Food Desert with no or distant grocery stores but nearby access to fast food.