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Everyone's got an opinion on proposed USDA nutrition standards for schools — especially the students

Apr 7, 2023
The USDA says kids' health is at stake with the proposed nutrition standards. But some manufacturers say making food with less salt and sugar will cost more, while nutrition directors are worried students won’t eat the meals.
The USDA is currently accepting comments on proposed changes to the nutritional standards of school meals.
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How economic inequality affects the American diet

Nov 17, 2021
In this book excerpt, Priya Fielding-Singh discusses how inequality manifests in how Americans eat.
In her new book, "How the Other Half Eats," Priya Fielding-Singh explores the factors contributing to nutritional inequality in America. Above, people shop for fresh produce at a farmers market in New York City.
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FDA issues new sodium guidelines for the food industry

Oct 15, 2021
The agency recommended gradual changes to the salt content in 163 processed food categories -- aimed at lessening the amount of salt we eat.
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Coalition launches global food loss and waste standard

Jun 6, 2016
Global food loss and waste cost up to $940 billion a year.
A prep cook at a San Francisco restaurant drops apple skins into a food scrap recycling container.
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Military chow hall makeovers, with a side of broccoli

Feb 15, 2016
Army dining facilities are being asked to do more with less, and to get soldiers to eat their veggies.
Sgt. Earl Lendore, a food service specialist in the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, prepares a meal at a Ft. Bragg dining facility.
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A trans fat ban might just be the icing on the cake

Jun 15, 2015
The FDA needs to 'nail the coffin shut,' consumer group says.

Flavor, nutrition and the end of 'blandification'

May 5, 2015
"The Dorito Effect" discusses the link between good food and good health.

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School lunch's food fight

Apr 15, 2015
Critics say rules on nutritional content make the meals unappealing and costly.

The intersection of food, sustainability and politics

Apr 14, 2015
A report suggesting limitations on red meat consumption stirs up controversy.

Dietary update: Cholesterol-rich foods aren't so bad

Feb 11, 2015
Eggs are bad for you. No wait, now they may be good for you.