Amazing recipe for weekend: Meatballs with potato puree and vegetables

Nutrition 08/22/21, 00:43

Your favorite comfort food is probably something warm, hearty, a little salty, and, most likely, cheesy if you're like most Americans. This recipe, simply titled "meatballs with potato puree and vegetables," is hearty, comforting, and even healthy, thanks to the addition of chopped cabbage. Because it does not simply contain cheese, this ...

Mom sparks controversy over her 4-year-old’s lunchbox

News 06/23/21, 03:12

A mother has been reprimanded for sending her four-year-old daughter to school with a boiled egg in her lunch. People criticized the Australian mother for being "reckless" due to the allergy risk for other children after posting a photo of her child's lunch on Facebook. The mother was faced with scathing comments ...

Who gets to give dietary advice? Health coach fights law

U.S. 05/30/19, 12:16

In California, Heather Del Castillo offered tips on natural eating as a health coach. But in Florida, the title didn't qualify her to give nutrition advice.After getting a complaint that she was working without a license, Florida officials sent a cease-and-desist order and fined her $750. Del Castillo sued, saying ...

With Trump rollback, school lunch could get more white bread

Health 05/02/19, 11:47

Is white bread about to make a comeback on school lunch menus? After complaints of gritty macaroni and cardboard pizza crusts, the Trump administration rolled back a rule that required foods like pasta and bread be made with whole grains. The cafeteria directors who lobbied for the change say they just ...

Nutrition plays a small but vital role at Final Four

Sports 04/05/19, 02:11

Braden Burke sat at his stall finishing off the last remnants of his lunch as reporters filled the Michigan State locker room.The room was open so Final Four media could ask players questions, but Burke still had potatoes and broccoli in his Styrofoam container, so he used the opportunity to ...

US experts reviewing low-carb, other diets for guidelines

Health 04/02/19, 08:58

Some followers of low-carb eating are hoping for a nod of approval in the upcoming U.S. dietary guidelines that advise Americans on what to eat.It may seem minor, but backers say low-carb's inclusion could influence nutrition advice that doctors give and help shape government food programs like school lunches.Current guidelines ...

Eau Claire County agency prepares meals at ex-nursing home

Nutrition 03/23/19, 00:06

Kitchen staff arrive at the former Fall Creek Valley Care Center at 4:30 to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday to make nutritious meals for close to 400 seniors in Eau Claire and Chippewa counties.Meals might include potatoes peeled by hand, homemade bread and desserts made from scratch."The comments on our ...

Less beef, more beans. Experts say world needs a new diet

Enviroment 01/16/19, 22:12

A hamburger a week, but no more — that's about as much red meat people should eat to do what's best for their health and the planet, according to a report seeking to overhaul the world's diet.Eggs should be limited to fewer than about four a week, the report says. ...

Bud Light debuts bigger nutrition labels

Health 01/11/19, 06:16

Beer drinkers can't claim blissful ignorance for much longer.Starting next month, packages of Bud Light will have prominent labels showing the beer's calories and ingredients as well as the amount of fat, carbohydrates and protein in a serving.Bud Light is likely the first of many to make the move. The ...

USDA: Food stamps will be funded through February

U.S. 01/08/19, 22:14

The Trump administration says benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, will be funded through February should the government shutdown continue. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is asking states to issue the February benefits on or before Jan. 20 so that they can be paid to the ...

Low carb? Low fat? What the latest dieting studies tell us

Nutrition 01/01/19, 05:52

Two major studies last year offered some insight into the role carbs play in making us fat, but unfortunately they don't settle the question of how best to lose weight in 2019.There is fierce debate on the best way to diet, and new fads emerge every year. But there are ...

Founder of Feed My Starving Children, Richard Proudfit, dies

U.S. 11/14/18, 14:13

Richard Proudfit, the founder of Feed My Starving Children, a Minnesota-based nonprofit that has delivered billions of nutritious meals to malnourished children worldwide, has died. He was 88. Proudfit died Tuesday at a nursing home in Bloomington, Minnesota, said Andy Carr, a spokesman for Coon Rapids-based Feed My Starving Children . ...

Gum, bottled water, pizza bagels want to be called ‘healthy’

Nutrition 10/30/18, 10:01

Pizza bagels, chewing gum and bottled water want to play a starring new role in our diets: Foods that can be called healthy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is revamping its definition of healthy to reflect our changing understanding of nutrition science. The push is fueling debate about eating habits ...

Nutrition basics: University Extension offers one hour diet courses

Nutrition 10/28/18, 22:17

RIO HONDO — Parents have the opportunity to learn basic nutrition facts, how to save money when grocery shopping and healthier eating habits. The one-hour training is part of a six-week program called Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Training focuses on eating healthy, access to ...

Child hunger ‘serious’ in India while its economy grows fast

Asia & Pacific 10/12/18, 04:23

A global hunger index has been released showing about 20 percent of Indian children under 5 suffer from acute under-nutrition in the same week the International Monetary Fund projected India to be the world's fastest-growing economy, exposing stark contrasts in the South Asian country. The 2018 Global Hunger Index published Thursday ...

FDA reconsiders added sugar label for maple syrup, honey

Nutrition 09/24/18, 06:12

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering its plan to require that pure maple syrup and honey be labeled as containing added sugars.Maple syrup producers had rallied against the plan, saying the nutrition labels updates were misleading, illogical and confusing and could hurt their industries.No sugar is added to ...

Craving a fresh sandwich or yummy smoothie? Try a hospital

Nutrition 09/24/18, 06:11

You can't run out to get a bite to eat when you've been admitted to the hospital, and when you're visiting you want to stay close.That means eating from the hospital menu, once reputed for the industrial delicacies of green beans from a No. 10 tin can, a square of ...

875 pounds of fish, 54 dozen eggs, kombucha feeds 1 NFL team

Nutrition 09/24/18, 06:11

Through the weight room and down a flight of stairs, a cohort of hungry football players trudged into the Redskins Park cafeteria on a Tuesday in late August to the sound of clinking pots and sizzling pans.Fresh off a morning walk-through, and just 19 days before their season opener in ...

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