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Junk Food

What Is Foodish and Why Do I Resist It?

Anneli Rufus | Posted 03.17.2014 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

I panic in restaurants sometimes. Is it the prices? Or the presence of employees paid to brush the breadcrumbs off my table between courses? ("You don...

The Most Difficult Thing About Giving Up Junk Food

Maureen Anderson | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

The people who have had hostile reactions to my diet -- despite my best attempts to stay under their radar -- are either overeaters or heavy drinkers, or both. Once they fire a shot, I back away. Call me crazy. And while you're at it, color me healthy. And very happy.

Foods From The '90s We Wish Still Existed

The Daily Meal | Posted 02.10.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

It seems like the '90s were full of products that came and went.

A Cream Puff, Fried Clams & Dumplings

Dan Levitz | Posted 01.28.2014 | Taste
Dan Levitz

What I did always notice about my Dad was something of a fixation on food. At the very end all he really wanted was Haagan Daaz Coffee Ice Cream which was somehow appropriate for a kid who never got all the sweets he wanted growing up.

New Soda Tax Makes Mexico a Leading Guardian of Public Health

Larry Cohen | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Larry Cohen

Other countries understand the toll that rising rates of diabetes, heart disease and other chronic conditions are having on the health of their people and on national medical costs.

This Is Your Brain On Junk Food

James Clear | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Food companies are spending millions of dollars to design foods with addictive sensations. What can you and I do about it? Is there any way to counteract the money, the science, and the advertising behind the junk food industry?

7 Shocking Facts About Food Industry Marketing You Should Know

BuiltLean | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
BuiltLean

These companies are not trying to make you healthy -- they are trying to sell you a product. With that in mind, let's take a look at a few ways these manufacturers can lure you into thinking their prepackaged, processed foods are better for you than they really are.

When Will You Stop Taking Money From Junk Food Peddlers? An Open Letter to the Presidents of AND and AAP

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Sponsorship is an issue that has reached critical mass for both Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and American Academy of Pediatrics. When your organizations take money from junk food manufacturers it is embarrassing to your members, detrimental to your reputations and harmful to the health of Americans.

The 5 Everyday Foods That Will Stress You Out

Posted 10.25.2013 | Fifty

Your boss isn't the only bad guy when it comes to your stress level. Nutritionists say what we're eating is only stressing our bodies out further -- t...

Meatless Monday -- Bite into Real Food For Food Day

Ellen Kanner | Posted 12.21.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

The Congressional decision to cut SNAP dollars (formerly known as food stamps) starting November 1 makes Halloween especially scary this year. The gov...

4 'Healthwashing' Pitfalls To Watch Out For

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Truly unprocessed food doesn't need to toot its own horn with meaningless call outs and claims, nor is it composed of a litany of ingredients, including artificial flavoring and neon-bright dyes. Above all, remember: The front of a product's packaging is pure marketing -- ingredient lists tell the true tale.

Do Star Athletes Eat the Junk They Endorse?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

An athlete isn't just a celebrity. His endorsement carries with it a healthy halo, associating the food and drink he's supporting with fitness and vigor, and creating a confusing mixed message.

Here's Why Your Favorite Foods Are So Hard To Resist

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living

It's no secret: When you buy Doritos, you're going to finish the entire bag. There are countless reasons why people have so much trouble putting junky...

7 Ways to Eat Good on a Hood Budget

Khnum 'Stic' Ibomu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Khnum 'Stic' Ibomu

When we only eat for taste we become slaves to taste alone. And as we learn from seeing far to many of our relatives sick and miserable and overweight and diseased, eating for taste without regard to health leads to self destruction. We can eat healthy on a hood budget.

Let's Retire These Damaging Mainstream Nutrition Beliefs, Please

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Our public health situation is so fragile that bland toothless nutrition messaging will not do the trick. The American public deserves helpful and accurate information that can help guide them to health.

How I Learned to Give Up Junk Food and Embrace My Kitchen

Zoë Lintzeris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Zoë Lintzeris

You name it, and I ate it. And I would like to believe by the grace of my genes and unchanging teen jeans' size, I still managed to resemble a knobby-kneed colt. Until I realized something was wrong. You see, whoever came up with that saying "you are what you eat" was right.

The Wrong Obama Gives Tough Talk on Junk Food Marketing to Kids

Michele Simon | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Michele Simon

The first lady joked that some industry members may be waiting things out, figuring that "in a few years, this lady will be gone and this whole Let's Move thing will finally be over, so we can go back to business as usual." That's exactly what they are thinking.

Mayor Cory Booker: My Organic Food Stamp Challenge

Irma Jennings | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Irma Jennings

I'm more careful with food now. I don't waste it or scrape it into the garbage. I also feel empowered knowing that I can feed myself well for $4.40 a day.

Texas Passes Law to Keep Junk Food in Schools (Yeah, You Read That Right)

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Bettina Elias Siegel

Even as the nation as a whole is moving ahead to improve student health, here in Texas the legislature has just taken a big step in the wrong direction.

Why Is Processed Food So Bad for You?

Michael Hobbes | Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Hobbes

Corporations won't make us healthier because capitalism makes it impossible for them to do so.

How Smart Are School Snacks? A Closer Look at New USDA Rules

Michele Simon | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Michele Simon

"Are these guidelines better? In some ways, yes. However, they still fall prey to nutritionism by utilizing numbers on the Nutrition Facts label rather than ingredient quality."

New and Improved Hot Pockets? Buyer, Be Aware

Christina Pirello | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

If you're going to take the trouble tell us that you're using better quality ingredients, why not go all the way and offer a really fresh and wholesome product? Are Hot Pockets new and improved?

Study Reveals Why You Might Reach For That Krispy Kreme

The Huffington Post | Robin Wilkey | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living

According to a new study, a major weapon in the battle against obesity might be as simple as getting a good night's sleep. A study by researchers ...

Delicious Marketing Lessons From Anthony Bourdain's Voracious Brand

Lisa Nirell | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Lisa Nirell

He lives in the moment with every episode. It's a Zen experience to watch his shows. He is on a mission to help our society connect with and embrace other cultures through shared food experiences. As a senior marketer, do you have the same voracious appetite for your organization and your customers?

Junk Food Subsidies Since 1995 Could Buy Nearly 52 Billion Twinkies: Study

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business

Make no mistake, the U.S. federal government is doing everything it can to make sure your junk food urges are fulfilled on the cheap. A new study,...