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Docs Push Back on New Guidelines for Obese Kids

USPSTF says kids, teens with high BMI should get intensive counseling; critics say that's a big ask

(Newser) - A panel of US health experts is urging more aggressive moves to fight childhood obesity, including a recommendation for intensive counseling. On Tuesday, the US Preventive Services Task Force released guidelines in JAMA that suggest "comprehensive, intensive behavioral interventions" for children and teens 6 years of age and older...

Bob's Red Mill Founder Dies at 94
Bob's Red Mill
Founder Dies at 94

Bob's Red Mill Founder Dies at 94

Founder of the whole-grain company turned ownership over to his employees

(Newser) - Bob Moore, the founder of the iconic and eponymous whole-grain company Bob's Red Mill, has died at the ripe old age of 94. "It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that our Founder, Bob Moore, left this world today, Saturday, February 10, 2024," read...

Big Tobacco Made Junk Food Addictive, Too
Big Tobacco Made
Junk Food Addictive, Too
new study

Big Tobacco Made Junk Food Addictive, Too

Study says food brands owned by tobacco companies were made to hook us

(Newser) - We've long known why junk foods are addictive (hello, sugar, salt, and fat), but researchers are now saying that big tobacco companies were behind strategically filling grocery store shelves with highly processed products when they owned food brands like Kraft and Nabisco. And importantly, they may have manufactured junk...

Americans' Diets Got Better Since 1999 (but Just a Little)
We're Still Consuming
Too Much Sugar, White Bread
study says

We're Still Consuming Too Much Sugar, White Bread

Newly published research shows US diets have only slightly improved since 1999

(Newser) - Americans' diets are a little less sweet and a little crunchier but there's still too much sugar, white bread, and artery-clogging fat, a new study suggests. Overall, the authors estimated there was a modest improvement over 16 years on the government's healthy eating index, from an estimated score...

It's Way Too Hard to 'Eat Healthy'
It Shouldn't Be
This Hard to
'Eat Healthy'

It Shouldn't Be This Hard to 'Eat Healthy'

Says columnist Casey Johnston at the 'Outline'

(Newser) - "Eating healthy" is good—Casey Johnston does not dispute this. She has experienced the benefits of eating that way, which is why she tries to do so. "I know how much eating right can do for you—it is worth the effort, which is what makes it so...

Study on Our Bad Diets Names What We Should Eat

Bad diets blamed for 1 in 5 deaths

(Newser) - Bad diets are responsible for one in five deaths around the world every year, according to a new study—but the authors say we shouldn't nag people about eating fewer cheeseburgers. Instead, they say the best way to cut down on those deaths is to push the foods people...

King of Kale Eating Retains His Title

Gideon Oji downed 360 ounces of kale in 8 minutes

(Newser) - When it comes to chowing down on kale, Gideon Oji is once again the top dog, beating back a challenge from hot-dog-eating champ Joey Chestnut. Oji gulped down 22.5 16-ounce bowls of the leafy green vegetable in eight minutes during Sunday's Kale Yeah! Competition at the Erie County...

These Are 5 of the Unhealthiest Meals You Can Order
These Are 5 of the Unhealthiest
Meals You Can Order
in case you missed it

These Are 5 of the Unhealthiest Meals You Can Order

Including a breakfast with 1,990 calories

(Newser) - The Center for Science in the Public Interest is out with its annual list of chain restaurant "meals" that are so packed with calories they're more like a full day (or more) worth of food, the Consumerist reports. Highlights from CSPI's list of eight:
  • The highest number

Too Much Bacon, Not Enough Nuts Linked to Deaths

We're not eating enough of the 'good' foods, study says

(Newser) - Gorging on bacon, skimping on nuts? These are among food habits that new research links with deaths from heart disease, strokes, and diabetes. Overeating or not eating enough of the 10 foods and nutrients contributes to nearly half of US deaths from these causes, the study suggests. "Good" foods...

Teens Make Healthier Choices When They See It as Defiant

Teen rebellion could be an asset, not a threat

(Newser) - As anyone who can remember being a teenager (or parenting a teenager) well knows, telling a teen to do something because it's the healthy choice just doesn't cut it. Implying that it's an act of defiance against some corrupt authority figure, on the other hand, appears to...

Messy Kitchens May Tempt Us to Overeat
 Messy Kitchens May 
 Tempt Us to Overeat 

Messy Kitchens May Tempt Us to Overeat

Study suggests you may not want to leave that sink full of dishes

(Newser) - Research has already suggested that people in neat work environments are more likely to opt for a healthy snack than people in cluttered ones. "Messy rooms are, sort of, enabling people to break free from what's expected of them," one researcher from that 2013 study tells NPR...

A Growing Food Concern: Obsession With 'Clean Eating'

Some want 'orthorexia' recognized as an eating disorder

(Newser) - It's called "orthorexia"—an obsession with healthy, "clean eating"—and as it gains traction in this age of Instagrammed food photos, some think it should be recognized as its own eating disorder. "It's really a real fixation," one nutritionist tells NBC News...

When It Comes to Your Diet, Variety Is Not the Key

Americans with the healthiest diets only eat a small range of healthy foods

(Newser) - Have a favorite food you find yourself eating day in and day out? If it's healthy, new research suggests you should stop feeling guilty about it, because eating "everything in moderation" may not be as healthy as we think. Reporting in the journal PLoS ONE , researchers say that...

New York First City to Put Salt Warning on Menus

They'll be required at chain restaurants on extra-salty meals

(Newser) - Salty fare from sandwiches to salads will soon come with a first-of-its-kind warning label at chain restaurants in New York City. The city Board of Health voted unanimously today to require chain eateries to put salt-shaker symbols on menus to denote dishes with more than the recommended daily limit of...

How a Woman Ate Healthier on Meager $16K Salary

Megan Kimble writes a book about her 'Unprocessed' year

(Newser) - Eating healthy is no easy task. Case in point: Megan Kimble, a food writer in Tucson, tried going without processed food twice before it stuck on the third go-around. Now, as Health reports via Time , she's written a book called Unprocessed about how she went a year "unprocessed"...

How Recess Can Make Kids Eat More Veggies

Just let them play before lunch

(Newser) - Researchers have come up with a way to get kids to chow down on 54% more fruits and vegetables, and it's remarkably straightforward: Just have them go out for recess before lunch rather than afterward. Researchers studied 2,500 elementary-schoolers in Utah receiving fruits and veggies at lunch as...

Want to Lose Some Weight? Use a Clock

 Want to Lose 
 Some Weight? 
 Use a Clock 
study says

Want to Lose Some Weight? Use a Clock

Restricting eating to 8 or 12 hours per day can help: study

(Newser) - Instead of counting calories next time you want to lose weight, try keeping an eye on the clock. US researchers at the Salk Institute have found that restricting eating to an 8-to-12-hour window each day can help the body burn fat instead of storing it, the Telegraph reports. Mice whose...

5 Low-Fat Foods to Stop Eating Now

Sometimes it's better to stick with the real thing

(Newser) - If it's low-fat, it's good for you, right? Not necessarily: Often, companies remove fat only to increase sugar, salt, and additives in an effort to make "diet" food taste better, and a recent study found that 10% of such foods actually have the same number of calories...

'Fat-Shaming' Fork Zaps You While You Eat

HAPIfork flashes and vibrates when you eat too fast

(Newser) - Since you probably don't feel awful enough while eating chocolate cake, the HAPIfork is here to make you feel worse. At least that's the general consensus about the high-tech, bulky utensil that vibrates and flashes when you eat too fast, the Los Angeles Times reports. The weight-loss gadget...

You Can Make Yourself Favor Healthy Food
 You Can Make Yourself 
 Favor Healthy Food 
study says

You Can Make Yourself Favor Healthy Food

We're not born loving junk, says expert

(Newser) - It's tough to eat right when that bad-for-you food tastes so much better than the good stuff. But what if you actually liked healthy food more than junk? Such a reversal may be possible, a study suggests, via Time . "We don’t start out in life loving French...

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