| Dec 9, 2012
Melissa and Chris Erickson move around their Yorktown kitchen in easy harmony as they prepare dinner for their three children. She readies the pot roast while he demonstrates expert skill in mincing garlic and chopping vegetables. "This wouldn't have...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 3:39 PM
More than half of American adults take nutritional supplements. They are not without
risk. The Food and Drug Administration has received more than 6,000 reports of serious
adverse events in the last five years.
A Consumer Reports investigation has...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 4:19 AM
What starts out as a perfectly nutritious lunch can quickly become UNhealthy, depending on what sweets, treats, and snack packs are added in. Today we're Getting the Skinny with Molly on 10 better-for-you lunchbox extras that provide at least some...
| Sep 20, 2010
When my son was 4, I tried giving him nutritional supplements to make up for his appalling diet. I mixed fish oil into his orange juice. I let him eat candylike gummy multivitamins. And I stirred a chocolate powder containing 31 fruit and vegetable...
| Nov 21, 2010
As families sit down at the table Thursday to give thanks for a bountiful feast, we can also give thanks for the bounty of California, where the harvest is diverse and year-round.
And — more thanks — many of California's abundant crops and...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 1:45 PM
The road to good health is littered with controversial body-detox strategies promising to melt pounds, boost energy and suck out toxins wrought by poor diet and modern living.
It makes sense that a cleaner body is healthier than a toxic one. But does a...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 1:36 PM
Berries are nutritional powerhouses whether they're eaten fresh, frozen, dried, freeze-dried or powdered. But can they protect our brain and memory, melt fat and prevent urinary tract infections?
Though emerging research is juicy, scientists know less...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 3:16 PM
Marylanders love their crabs — especially when the meat is picked and mixed with cream, cheese, mayo and Old Bay.
And while crabs are generally not an unhealthy choice right out of the shell, one serving of a crab dish can pack a third or more of...
| Feb 23, 2011
Confronted with a long-running food fight over whether to serve children flavored milk — chocolate, strawberry, banana, vanilla — in homes and in schools, parents may instinctively want to duck the issue.
But, in the end, they're going to...
| May 25, 2012
| 4:23 PM
It used to be that any recipe that called for kale was a recipe I didn’t try to make. I assumed kale was a chewy, yucky, gross green that I was never, ever going to like. It’s loaded with vitamins A and C and a good amount of iron and......
| Oct 11, 2011
| 9:23 PM
For years, companies have been trying to extract the health-promoting properties of various foods, package them in pills, and then make a buck. Voila, one magical wonder nutrient after another has hit the shelves of your local health food store, grocery...