| Jan 20, 2010
Despite a historic pledge by more than a dozen major food companies to advertise healthier food to children, the least nutritious cereals are still the ones most aggressively marketed to kids.
Cereal companies do sell healthy options. But the ones...
| Feb 17, 2010
| 4:14 AM
William B. Darden, founded Red Lobster after years of restaurant experience that began at age 19, when he ran a Depression-era lunch counter called The Green Frog in his hometown of Waycross, Ga. The eatery's slogan was: "Service With a Hop."
| Jun 11, 2010
It's a jungle out there in the grocery aisles, a thicket of products claiming healthy this and nutritious that. Never before have food packages displayed so many health claims in the U.S., according to a recent commentary in the Journal of the American...
| May 27, 2010
| 6:40 AM
Sunday Gospel Brunch
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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329 N. Dearborn
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| May 21, 2010
| 6:17 PM
There was the assault on trans-fats. A new law requiring calorie counts on menus. A county in California that banned toys in too-fatty kids' meals. And now there's a war on sodium.
It's no wonder the food industry is hurrying to outrun the increasingly...
| May 17, 2010
For decades, people have been ignoring advice to eat less salt — in large part because it's hard to avoid. Processed and restaurant foods are simply loaded with sodium.
Now, under growing pressure from doctors, consumers, states, advocacy groups...
| Apr 5, 2010
If you believe what you read in the cereal aisle, the right breakfast choice can lower your cholesterol — and cut your risk of heart disease.
For the last few years, Cheerios boxes and ads have promoted the cereal's ability to help lower...
| Oct 28, 2010
| 5:39 PM
Hopping seeks district apology
Bruce Hopping, a local activist and founder of the Kalos Kagathos Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to educate youth to respect and preserve the body, mind and environment, solicited an apology from the Laguna Beach Unified...
| Nov 14, 2010
| 4:48 AM
UPDATE: Don't throw away your Sunday paper. On p. 9 of the Tribune there's a coupon for $10 off a turkey with a separate $20 purchase. It's good for Jennie-O, Farm Fresh, Perdue or Butterball, fresh or frozen. They point out that a 16 lb. frozen Jennie-...
| Nov 21, 2010
| 1:33 PM
Social shopping is the new trend in Internet commerce these days.
Websites have sprouted up, promising great discounts if a certain number of people sign up to buy. Groupon and LivingSocial are some of the most prominent, but a small Maryland startup...
| Nov 28, 2010
Settled on the sofa watching the usual rubbish on TV, I notice that predictable, uncontrollable, nightly craving. At first, I sit there, fighting it. But the longer I fight, the worse it gets. After 20 minutes, I can't concentrate on anything, I feel...