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Obesity is in the eye of the beholder

More Americans are classified as obese than ever before, yet a large proportion of obese people do not think they are fat, according to a study conducted at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Tiffany M. Powell and colleagues found that among 2,000 obese Dallas county residents, only a small percentage believed they needed to lose weight.

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Increased Lower-Calorie Choices = Good Business

Restaurant chains that serve more lower-calorie foods and beverages have better business performance, according to a new study by Hudson Institute. Over five years, chains that increased the amount of lower-calorie options they served had better sales growth, larger increases in customer traffic and stronger gains in total food and beverage servings than chains whose servings of lower-calorie options declined.

Bio-engineered vegetables. Mad cow disease. E-coli outbreaks. Anthony Bourdain uncovering the dirty little secrets of restaurant kitchens. Atkins vs. The Zone. Seafood: health benefit or danger?

Feel like everybody blames you for the obesity epidemic? Funny thing is, everybody doesn’t. It was four years of terror for anyone who ever served a...

Americans just can’t seem to slow down their fast food consumption; even health-conscious consumers are choosing quickservice meals. Despite constant industry criticism, these stats show that there is nothing passé about food on the go.

Chefs know they can count on grapes to add refreshment to a cheese plate, color to a fruit plate or a wholesome crunch to a salad. But if you think of grapes only as a garnish, you’re missing a lot of the fruit’s culinary potential. In the hands of professional culinarians with an innovative bent, fresh grapes can go in directions you may never have imagined.

As an entrant into the booming fast-casual segment, LYFE Kitchen brings some serious culinary cred to the table, but it’s also rapidly becoming a standard-bearer for a whole new definition of “health food.”

PORT WASHINGTON, NY - While obesity among kids in America is a growing concern, The NPD Group here reported today that, in many cases, kids are choosing...

For almost 60 years now, marketers of all kinds have been following the whims and mores of the largest, most educated, most affluent—and most...

Over the past 50 years, eating healthfully has become increasingly challenging. When our ancestors sat down to the table, their food had traveled far fewer miles, was fresher and, most important, was less processed. In addition, because our lifestyles are generally more sedentary, our daily intake requirements—currently between 1,800 and 2,000 calories—have decreased over this same time period.

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