Stories tagged: diet
SUNDAY, NOV. 4, 2012
Labeling modified food up to voters
WASHINGTON – California has long shaped agricultural and environmental practices nationwide, and an initiative on Tuesday’s ballot could frame the growing national movement over labeling foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. …
THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012, 3:38 P.M.
The Sandy 15? Superstorm comfort-eating on menu
Jamie Sanders went to the grocery store in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy with good intentions. Cucumbers and apples were on her list.
SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2012
Archive compiles statewide cafeteria inspection reports
Only 15 of Washington’s 37 county health districts offer access to K-12 school cafeteria inspection reports online, and there is no state database offered by Washington’s health department, making information …
THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2012
Doctor K: Choose foods wisely with IBS
DEAR DOCTOR K: I recently heard about a new diet to manage IBS. Can you tell me about it? DEAR READER: Irritable bowel syndrome is a common gastrointestinal disorder. Symptoms …
MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012, 9:17 A.M.
Report: Americans eat too much salt
When it comes to mealtime, most Americans need to hold the salt. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports about 90 percent of Americans ages 2 and older eat …
MONDAY, OCT. 8, 2012, 8:21 A.M.
Soda industry: Vending machines will show calories
NEW YORK — As criticism over sugary sodas intensifies, Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper are rolling out new vending machines that display just how many calories are in their drinks.
MONDAY, OCT. 8, 2012
Rock Doc: Retrain taste buds to like foods that are good for us
Lots of us have observed that foods that are good for us – broccoli and bean sprouts – don’t trigger intense cravings. In the late afternoon, when my energy is …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3, 2012, 10:58 A.M.
Report: Some dietary supplements illegally labeled
Dozens of weight loss and immune system supplements on the market are illegally labeled and lack the recommended type of scientific evidence to back up their purported health claims, government …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3, 2012
Roasting takes vegetables from ‘torture’ to tolerable
For two weeks this summer I made it my mission to improve my 8-year-old son’s tolerance of vegetables. I called it “veggie boot camp.” He called it torture.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012, 7:06 A.M.
Washington’s obesity rate on the rise
Washington’s obesity rate is projected to hit 55.5 percent by the year 2030 - more than double the rate from 2011.
MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012
CDC says American children eat too much salt
CHICAGO – American children eat as much salt as adults – about 1,000 milligrams too much, or the same amount as in just one Big Mac. Extra salt is linked …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012
FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012
Food co-ops brace for national competition
BOISE – The Boise Co-op eliminated thousands of slow-selling items, sweeping away the claustrophobic effect that accompanied too many offerings. The Wheatsville Food Co-op in Texas is opening its second …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012
Organic food not necessarily better for you
WASHINGTON – Patient after patient asked: Is eating organic food, which costs more, really better for me? Unsure, Stanford University doctors dug through reams of research to find out – …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012
Produce produces results
Some new research tried to figure out what might help post-menopausal women achieve long-term weight loss. And it turns out that adding produce to their diet didn’t show up as …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012
Energy drinks face N.Y. probe
ALBANY, N.Y. – High-octane energy drinks including 5-Hour Energy and Monster that promise healthy bursts of energy are getting pulled over in New York. New York state Attorney General Eric …
THURSDAY, AUG. 23, 2012
Doctor K: View nutrition facts to find healthy cereal
DEAR DOCTOR K: I know breakfast is important, but in our house we only have time for cereal. How can I make sure to at least choose a healthy one? …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 2012
In brief: T-shirt, legume sales to help food bank
Pacific Northwest Co-op Specialty Foods plans to raise money for Second Harvest food bank by selling T-shirts and bags of legumes during the upcoming National Lentil Festival. The lentil festival …
TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 2012, 2:21 P.M.
Study: Higher egg yolk consumption leads to accelerated thickening of arteries
Just as you were ready to tuck into a nice three-egg omelet again, comforted by the reassuring news that eggs are not so bad for you, here comes a study …
MONDAY, AUG. 13, 2012
Laws may help combat kids’ obesity
CHICAGO – Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the …
SUNDAY, AUG. 12, 2012
Beverage companies invest in conservation
WEST COLUMBIA, Texas Fifty miles outside the nation’s fourth-largest city is a massive field of waist-high grass, buzzing bees and palm-size butterflies, just waiting to be ripped up by an …
FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 2012, 11:50 A.M.
Investigation dampens Monster’s energy buzz
As energy drinks continue to surge in popularity, the disclosure by Monster Beverage Corp. that it’s being investigated is the latest signal that the high-octane industry is coming under sharper …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8, 2012
Kids’ cholesterol drops markedly
WASHINGTON – Against the drumbeat of bad news on obesity and diabetes among children, researchers have uncovered a cause for cautious optimism: a steady and significant improvement in the cholesterol …
SATURDAY, AUG. 4, 2012
Spokane Valley church serving free lunch to kids, adults this month
The Spokane Valley Community of Christ Church started a free lunch program Tuesday – and word seems to be spreading. When lay minister Sandy VanDerWalker arrived at the church that …
THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2012
Cultivating crop of young gardeners in Peaceful Valley
The Earth Turners Community Garden sits on a small plot of park land near the heart of Peaceful Valley. Above it, cars rumble by on the Maple Street Bridge, and …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1, 2012
TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012, 2:30 P.M.
Is your problem gluten? Or faddish eating?
It sounds like an unfolding epidemic: A decade ago, virtually no one in the U.S. seemed to have a problem eating gluten in bread and other foods. Now, millions do.
TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
Cook with healthy oils, but use sparingly
I often go to the farmers market in the summer, look at all of the beautiful vegetables, and wonder “How will I cook that?” I want to share with you …
FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012, 10:59 A.M.
Washington issues advisories for toxins in fish
Specific types of fish from the Upper Columbia and Pend Oreille rivers contain toxic chemicals according to analysis of two recent studies that’s prompted a new fish consumption advisory this …
FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012
Companies search for healthy pop mix
NEW YORK – Coke and Pepsi are chasing after the sweet spot: a soda with no calories, no artificial sweeteners and no funny aftertaste. The world’s top soft drink companies …