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Crab Is King, Omega-3 Is Prime Minister

I don’t know how to cook crab. But tonight, as the 12 residential colleges faced off in Iron Chef Yale: The Final Cut, the culinary artists got creative. So, besides serving as the contest’s “special ingredient,” what makes crab so … Continue reading

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The Future of Your School Lunch?

My high school “attempted” to improve the nutritional value of school lunches by introducing “fry-less Fridays.” Rather than serving greasy French fries, my school introduced the much healthier alternative of tater tots. Therefore, it came as no surprise when researchers … Continue reading

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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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