Revised food labels still won’t tell whole story

November 24, 2014

By Jane E. Brody Are you among the half of Americans who say they check the nutrition labels on packaged foods when shopping? If you can read the information without a magnifying glass, do you understand what the many numbers mean to your health? Do you look only at calories, or do you also check […]

Read more >

School meals face rules on fat, meat, veggies – but no limits on sugar

October 10, 2013

By Eleanor Yang Su Almost everything about a school cafeteria meal has a regulation. The federal government caps the amount of fat and salt in breakfasts and lunches. It sets minimum standards for servings of fruit, vegetables, grains, milk, and meat. But one widely used and often-overused product has no official limits: sugar. As Congress […]

Read more >