Is there anything more fun than being under surveillance by the Friends and Family Food Police at the holidays? There are only a couple of things that I can think of –- root canal, shaving my head with a cheese grater, a fish hook in my eye…
Despite the fact that our nation's potato consumption is at its lowest point in 30 years — down 20% since 1996, in fact — our kids are consuming so much of the vegetable in school lunches that it's become a topic of debate in the Senate. The government would like to see potatoes in school lunches limited to only two…
Schools used to dish out putrid pasta dishes, burned french fries, and mystery meats with few complaints from parents, but the childhood obesity epidemic has drawn more attention to what kids are being served at school. For years advocates have been saying children need to have healthier lunch options, but now one…
This week, a corporate watchdog urged McDonald's to retire Ronald McDonald and stop marketing to children. Today McDonald's Chief Executive Officer Jim Skinner defended the 48-year-old mascot, saying he's still just as hip and relevant ... as David Spade
Yesterday the government proposed new guidelines that could make the concept of a cartoon rabbits pushing sugary cereal just a story you bore your grandkids with. In an effort to curb childhood obesity, the new rules limit how food companies can market unhealthy foods to kids and teens.
Last week, four people were injured after a fight broke out during a hiring event at a local McDonald's. And at another McDonald's location, a trans woman was beaten until she had a seizure. What is it about McDonald's that makes people want to beat each other up?
This is hard to believe, but Subway has surpassed McDonald's as the world's largest restaurant chain, according to the Wall Street Journal. Subway now has 33,749 restaurants worldwide, while McDonald's has 32,737.
Hungry Girl, who one can only describe Alice Waters' greatest nightmare, is getting her own TV show.
Asks one writer, "What should you say to your college kid when he or she comes home for Thanksgiving having all too clearly gained the notorious Freshman 15?"
Are blogs about healthy living just a disguised form of thinspo? This question, posed by a ladymag, has ignited a fierce debate about health, weight, writing, and how they all intersect.
Responding to critics who argue that poor people do not eat healthy food choose to eat healthy food because they're ignorant or prefer unhealthy food, Ellyn Satter wrote a hierarchy of food needs.
Most parents want their kids to eat healthy, but one memory expert had a somewhat disturbing solution.
''Bringing food into a situation where people are desperate is always chaotic,'' says Chris Weber of World Vision, one of the organizations tasked with distributing the wave of donated supplies. Is handing aid over to women the answer?