Last year, I wrapped up the year in food and nutrition stories with a detailed chronological summary. This time, I want to highlight four of the year's most significant events in the realm of food, food politics, and nutrition -- and the lessons they imparted.
If you've ever had to fast for 24 hours before a medical procedure, you know the discomfort of an empty stomach. Not pleasant perhaps, but at least it's fleeting.
Small, reasonable changes can add up to a lot of benefits in your future. Incremental adjustments can ensure the earthquake of a diabetes diagnosis never happens to you.
Instead of sequestration, we must demand that policy makers develop a well-balanced plan, making critical decisions on revenue and spending that put children first!
As both a consumer and a food scholar, I am very interested in how how people eat. You can imagine I was very intrigued when I saw that the History Channel 2 had dedicated an episode ofModern Marvels to supersized food.
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association last month found that taking a multiple vitamin and mineral supplement (without iron) was associated with an 8 percent reduced cancer risk among men.
I asked Chicago dietician David Grotto: What are some healthy, mainstream must-eat foods that should be on everyone's shiny new grocery list for 2013? Here are his top picks.
Confession: I am enamored with coffee. In fact, I adore coffee so much that I coerced my coffee-virgin husband to "just give a Starbucks mocha a try," and now he's hooked, as in love with coffee as I am. Does that mean I created a drug addict? This is where all the confusion comes in.
Daily news headlines dampen the message of the Yuletide. Thankfully there are, and always have been, organizations and individuals that demonstrate when our intentions are focused on peace-making and global welfare, we as a world community can live together in harmony.
Despite demonstrating little product innovation, Hostess survived for decades. Today consumers expect something new at Internet speed.
Balancing your diet with your health, career, social life and fitness regimen is challenging enough without making dining out a misery for you and your dinner companions. Choose wisely, remember less is more, and enjoy your meal!
The greatest threat to our national security comes from our indefensible and foolish neglect of our children today, which will be the seeds of our nation's undoing if we do not act with urgency. As we give thanks, let's also stand for children who need our voice.
Melissa saw that there was a real benefit she could provide for stressed-out parents like herself with a thoughtful meal plan that creates five delicious, budget-friendly, and healthy dinners out of just 20 ingredients each week, thus the name The Fresh 20.
Up until a recent study was published, those of us over 50 were assured that if we moderately cut back our food portions, decreased our calories and exercised for a half hour, four to five times a week, we could keep at bay the extra body fat that creeps in after menopause.
There is a particular "Thanksgiving moment" that occurs as the meal is winding down. I set down my fork -- groan -- and say something like: "My goodness, I couldn't eat another bite..." This, of course, is promptly followed by: "What's for dessert?"
Turkey Day may only come around once a year, but it is only the beginning. The merry months that follow are filled with family feasts, business buffets, and celebratory cocktails. This holiday season, get jolly but stay healthy -- here's how.