Keep low-calorie foods close to choose them more often

May 14, 2014

By Shereen Jegtvig In a new study suggesting laziness could be tapped as a tool for healthier eating, people reached for low-calorie apple slices more often than buttery popcorn when the apples were within easier reach. “There are the little things that we can do to just make our diets healthier, and one of them […]

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Focus on health, not fat, in food talks with kids

June 26, 2013

By Denise Mann There’s a right way and a wrong way to persuade your adolescent to eat healthy and help avoid obesity, a new study suggests. Pointedly connecting food with fatness or talking about needed weight loss is the wrong way and could even encourage unhealthy eating habits, researchers report. Instead, discussions that focus on […]

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Calorie cutback: Progress report on 2010 commitment to reduce calories in the marketplace

June 5, 2013

On May 30, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation held a webcast to review the progress of companies offering healthier options to consumers. At a White House event in May 2010, 16 food and beverage companies stepped forward and made a commitment to reduce calories in the marketplace by 1.5 […]

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Are healthy foods really more expensive? It depends on how you measure the price

September 20, 2012

Most Americans do not eat enough fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to meet federal dietary recommendations. A commonly cited reason for this deficiency is that healthy foods cost more than less healthy options. However, a recent study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that nutritious foods – such as grains, vegetables, fruit, and dairy […]

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