Monthly Archives: January 2011

Food as a Culture, Taste the Rainbow

If I say “taste the rainbow,” would you think of Skittles? That image of Skittles falling to the ground like raindrops comes to my mind. When I was younger, I used to get Skittles confused with M&M’s. They may not … Continue reading

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Mobile Food Vending: Move Toward Nutrition Goals

I still remember how an ice cream truck would be stationed less than 50 feet from my high school.  When the bell rang signaling the end of the school day, a constant stream of students would stand on line.  Each … Continue reading

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Low-Sugar Cereals Are Just As Gr-r-reat (& Healthier)

Think kids need their Tony the Tiger, Toucan Sam, or Fred Flintstone to eat their breakfast in the morning?  Most kids prefer eating the unhealthy sugary cereals that are heavily advertised on TV.  A study conducted by Yale’s Rudd Center … Continue reading

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Buckle Up – Changing Food Defaults

The other day, my fortune cookie read, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.”  After wondering if this were really a fortune or simply a common cliche, I started to think about the capacity … Continue reading

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Soup Intake & Obesity Prevalence

To fight the freezing winter, who doesn’t love to heat up with a bowl of soup?  And a series of studies, the most recent among Japanese men, suggest that this soup may have health benefits besides just warding off the … Continue reading

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NYC Menu Labeling Increases Consumer Awareness

At NYC fast food chains, 1 in 3 lunchtime customers purchase food containing more than 1000 calories, half of the common 2000-calorie daily intake recommendation.  Good, I got your attention. In 2008, New York City set the nation’s precedent as … Continue reading

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Introducing the Imagination Diet

For many, with the New Year comes a new diet.  Motives may vary, but let’s face it: you’d prefer to look like the slim “1” in 2011 that replaced that big fat “0” in 2010. Yet, why you want to … Continue reading

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