The burn before the feast

The average American will consume more than 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving – more than twice the recommended daily caloric intake. Research by the Calorie Control Council found the average holiday dinner […]

Say ‘No’ to the Pasta Pass

Olive Garden is offering Never Ending Pasta Passes for 1,000 pasta-lovers willing to shell out $100 for the seven-week pass. Don’t do it. Just. Say. No. The Pasta Pass gets Olive Garden […]

Cut the sugar calories

Time to cut the sugar from your diet. The World Health Organization’s new daily sugar intake guidelines say calories from sugar should be just 5 percent of a person’s total calories […]

Nutrition label makeover

Nutrition labels on food packages are getting a makeover. The Food and Drug Administration is proposing several changes to the nutrition labels you’re accustomed to seeing. The new labels include bigger font […]

Holiday calorie burners

The holidays are here and with them often come tasty food, sweet treats and extra calories. But some of your everyday activities leading up to the holidays can burn calories. Here are […]

Marketing fast food to kids

Fast food restaurants may be touting efforts to promote healthier options to children, but they still have a long way to go to make a meaningful impact, according to a […]

Oreo addiction

I always knew Oreo cookies were a deliciously dangerous treat. New research out of Connecticut College found that eating the cookies activates more neurons in the brain’s pleasure center than drugs […]

Chain restaurant food workers won’t eat

As you may have noticed, I’m not a big fan of fast food. So I chuckled when I saw this headline: “Chain restaurant workers reveal the items they refuse to eat.” The […]

Chicken by-product nuggets

Can a chicken nugget really be a chicken nugget if it contains less than 50 percent chicken meat? Apparently, it can -- as long as the other 50 percent is chicken […]

Burger King hopes to ‘Satisfry’

Burger King is hoping its attempt at low-fat French fries will “Satisfry” the growing number of people looking for healthier options at restaurants. BK’s new Satisfries are touted as having “Big […]

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