Stories tagged: nutrition
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 5 p.m.
Plant-based diet? Sure, but first understand what it means
The concept of eating a “plant-based” diet is tossed around frequently, but it’s a label that can be confusing. Some people shy away from the notion because they assume that …
Mon., July 24, 2017, noon
House Call: The bounty of summer in the Northwest
Warm weather for hiking and camping, light late into the evening that allows for more time outdoors after work for exercising or entertainment, and a region that produces a buffet …
UPDATED: Tue., June 13, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
FDA delays rule requiring new nutrition facts panel on food
The Food and Drug Administration is delaying a rule that would require food companies to label their products with a revised nutrition facts panel.
Sun., May 28, 2017
Everything is Copy: A sugar addict faces her demon
Junior Mints, with their whiff of medicinal virtue, may be the perfect candy. Unless we consider Peanut M&Ms, offering protein and the smugness of legume consumption. Or perhaps Kit-Kats and …
Mon., May 22, 2017, 5 p.m.
Experts measure food waste not in dollars or tons, but by the toll it takes on Americans’ health
If all that lost food were put on people’s plates, it would be enough to provide more than 190 million adults with 2,000 calories of energy every day, according to …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Michelle Obama criticizes Trump school lunch decision
Michelle Obama on Friday criticized a Trump administration decision to delay federal rules aimed at making school lunch healthier, saying kids will end up “eating crap” instead.
Sun., May 7, 2017
Under fire from some health groups, changes to school lunch policies get thumbs up from local school nutritionists
Local school nutritionists applauded changes made to school lunch nutrition policies this week. The changes, which maintain current rules about sodium levels, milk fat content and whole grains, were announced …
Mon., May 1, 2017, 5 p.m.
The downside to drinking flavored water: It can be bad for your teeth
Hydration is great. But the problem is that these drinks’ flavor essences, mostly citric and other fruit acids, cause significant tooth erosion
Mon., April 3, 2017, 7 p.m.
Despite the anti-carb diet fads, whole grains are still good for you
It hasn’t been a great decade for fans of grain consumption – not even whole grains. Popular diet books like “The Paleo Diet,” “The Wheat Belly Diet” and many others …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 7 p.m.
Want a productive work day? Watch what you eat
When you spend several hours a day at work, it pays to make those hours healthy ones for both body and mind. Making some simple, smart choices throughout your workday …
Mon., March 27, 2017
Second Harvest teaches kids healthy cooking
Second Harvest has started kids cooking classes that are impacting family decisions for healthier eating – from wheat flour for making pizza dough to homemade shamrock smoothie shakes.
Mon., March 20, 2017
Ten nutrition mistakes even really healthy people make
A top 10 list of common but easy-to-repair nutrition mistakes.
Sat., March 18, 2017, 7 a.m.
Diet sweetener sucralose suppresses appetite
In what may be good news for dieters, a study has found that the artificial sweetener sucralose suppresses food intake. The study contradicts one published last year that found sucralose …
Mon., March 6, 2017
Butter or olive oil? Eggs or no? New nutritional review cuts through the myths
To separate fact from fiction, a panel of physicians and researchers did a deep dive into the nutritional science, and last week they published their findings in the Journal of …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 11 a.m.
Dr. Zorba Paster: How to make food labels better
I like reading food labels. It’s not just because I’m a geek, a moniker I gladly accept, but because I want to eat right – more protein, less carbs, fewer …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Decline in sugary drink consumption stalls, CDC finds
For years, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines urged Americans to drink less sugary beverages. And for years, many Americans listened. But after a decade of falling consumption, rates have stalled at …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 7 p.m.
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweighs the risks of pesticides
When you shop for groceries, do you carry a copy of the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen,” list with you? It’s a list of the 12 vegetables and fruits with …
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017
Why the ‘gluten-free movement’ is less of a fad than we thought
There’s growing evidence that severe gluten sensitivities exist outside the realm of celiac disease. And researchers simply don’t know how many of the people following a gluten-free diet may actually …
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017
5 nutrition tips to maximize your workouts
Did you know when and what you eat can have an impact on your workout? Eating and exercise are connected.
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017
Miracle fruit comes to the rescue; thousands of cancer patients taste food again
MIAMI – Her water tasted like rusty pennies; the pepperoni pizza like metallic cardboard. The more chemotherapy sessions Monica Faison-Finch got, the faster her taste buds gave out. Over time …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 10 a.m.
House call: Protein from a variety of source is the key to good nutrition
Proteins are chains of amino acids and are integral parts of all the tissues in our bodies such as muscle, skin, and connective tissues. Enzymes, which manage our biology within …
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
Sure, ‘eat the rainbow’ – but don’t pass over these paler foods
How many times have you heard the phrases “eat the rainbow” or “avoid white at night”? Although certain white foods – namely white flour and refined sugar – don’t do …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 4 p.m.
Dr. Riggs: Choose carbs carefully for better health
Carbs are important sources of energy, and you need the glucose from the digestion of carbs for your brain to function; however, when you eat a lot of carbs your …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 2:49 p.m.
McDonald’s testing Happy Meals for breakfast
McDonald’s is considering another addition to its all-day breakfast menu: Happy Meals. The fast-food chain says it will begin testing breakfast Happy Meals in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Sept. 26. The …
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 6 p.m.
Scratch cooking being used in more Spokane Public Schools kitchens
Pizza, a beloved school lunch staple, has been radically reinvented this year for most Spokane school kids. With the help of a $1 million grant from the Empire Health Foundation, …
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016
Fruit-full event encourages fresh, healthy eating
Dole’s “Get Up and Grow Together Tour” celebrates fruits, vegetables and healthy eating. The caravan will be in the Spokane area Saturday through Monday, making stops at local grocery stores.
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, noon
House Call: Right fats hold keys to healthy living
The advice on fat has changed many times over the years as we have learned more about the different types of fat out there and their effects on the body.
Tue., July 26, 2016
House Call: Summer produce easy way to increase fiber in diet
One of the things that summertime means to me is an abundance of fresh produce. This has gotten me to thinking a lot about nutrition. It can be hard to …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
McDonald’s expands all-day breakfast menu
McDonald’s this fall is expanding its all-day breakfast menu to include McGriddles and the option of biscuits for a wider swath of the country.
Tue., June 7, 2016
Dr. Zorba Paster: Low fat? Low carb? The trick, as always, is moderation
If you like carbs, go for carbs – just limit them. If you like fat, go for fat – but limit it. And overall, you still have to limit what …