| Jan 3, 2015
| 10:34 AM
The government issues dietary guidelines every five years to encourage Americans to eat healthier. This year's version may look at what is healthy for the environment, too.
A new focus on the environment would mean asking people to choose more fruits,...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Studies show a healthy lifestyle can prevent a number of illnesses and diseases, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and certain types of cancer. And in Howard County, achieving that lifestyle is easier than you might think. Here are 15...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 12:50 PM
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug that may be help some of the millions of Americans resolving to lose weight this year.
The daily injectable drug, liraglutide, is part of a new class of diabetes medicines that prompt the pancreas to...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
When scientists observe that lots of people within our population don't meet their needs for particular nutrients, they are dubbed "shortfall nutrients." Here are four essential nutrients most likely to be insufficient in your diet, based on the...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Fast food has gotten a little better for you over the last 18 years -- except in cases where it’s gotten worse.
Among 27 menu items subjected to scrutiny by Tufts University researchers, eight of the offerings contained fewer calories in 2013 than...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 11:46 AM
Despite the popularity of such grain-eschewing diets as the Paleo and the gluten-free craze, a new study has found that people who eat a whole grain-rich diet live longer.
In fact, eating more whole grains may decrease people’s risk of death by up...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 5:20 AM
Dear Mr. Dad: It seems like every meal in my house is a battle. I try to make healthy, tasty foods and my kids do nothing but complain about it. It seems like all they want to eat is white rice and plain pasta. Why won't they eat anything else, and what...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 7:11 AM
An army of nutrition experts is constantly reminding you that most fast food is bad for your health. But they're not around to back you up when your children or grandchildren unleash powerful weapons of cuteness to convince you to stop at a fast-food...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 9:56 AM
Look no further than your own spice rack to help protect against chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer.
Herbs and spices not only punch up food's appeal, but they can also boost your immune system to help fight disease. Some herbs and spices...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 8:01 AM
Goodbye to sodas, potato chips, candy bars and sugary sports drinks sold in Florida schools. Nutrition standards put into effect on Nov. 1 removed a lot of the less-healthy food from vending machines, snack bars and stores in the schools.
| Dec 29, 2014
| 8:04 AM
The food industry saw several twists and turns in 2014. Higher costs led to price increases on everything from cheese slices to chocolate bars. Store openings, several in spaces that were closed Dominick's locations, and expanding delivery services gave...