Snacks (page 5)

Salt Police Go Global

In commentary published online today by the British Medical Journal, public health activists call for a global campaign to reduce salt consumption. With their eyes on an upcoming United Nations meeting…
Posted August 12, 2011 at 12:00 am

Bittman’s Regulatory Proposal Bites Off More Than He Can Chew

New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman fancies himself a journalist but his elitist biases in promoting regulations on the foods Americans eat would earn him an F…
Posted August 11, 2011 at 12:00 am

The Best of the Web Videos

One of the coolest benefits of YouTube is that anyone with a video camera — or even a video function on a cellphone — can become a filmmaker or…
Posted August 8, 2011 at 12:00 am

Food Scolding? There’s an App for That

Calorific, a new weight-management app developed by WorkSmart Labs, is not the first smartphone program for dieters. But it does score points for using sketchy science that’s unlikely…
Posted August 4, 2011 at 12:00 am

Yale Food Cop: You’re Incapable of Eating Right

At the Colorado Health Symposium last week, Kelly Brownell, godfather of the much-reviled “Twinkie tax,” surprised exactly no one by advocating a national excise tax on soda. As…
Posted August 1, 2011 at 12:00 am

MeMe Roth Talks Twinkie Taxes

Television pundit Bill O’Reilly hosted public-health-legend-in-her-own-mind MeMe Roth on The O’Reilly Factor last night to discuss what so-called “Twinkie taxes” can do to reverse the obesity problem…
Posted July 27, 2011 at 12:00 am

The Tax Man Cometh…For Your Fridge?

“Freedom fries” might be making a comeback—and this time, it’s not because of the French. Writing in The New York Times this weekend, foodie pundit Mark Bittman declares…
Posted July 25, 2011 at 12:00 am

First Lady Makes Much Ado About Produce

First Lady Michelle Obama made a splashy announcement yesterday with Wal-Mart and other supermarket executives regarding a planned expansion of fresh produce and healthy food offerings in 1,500…
Posted July 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

The Willy Wonka Weight-Loss Revolution

How sweet it is: A new study published in the journal Food & Nutrition Research demonstrates that kids who eat candy tend to weigh less than kids…
Posted June 30, 2011 at 12:00 am

Dr. Oz’s Fat-Headed Food Fear Mongering

Sometimes we’re not sure whether Dr. Mehmet Oz’s TV show is a trip to sugary make-believe or animal-rights fantasyland, but yesterday’s segment about childhood obesity was a…
Posted May 25, 2011 at 12:00 am