School lunches are getting healthier

In the last decade, the number of schools offering more whole grains, fruits and vegetables and using less sodium have increased significantly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Skip ramen for heart health

If you want to keep your heart healthy, skip the instant noodles. A study published in The Journal of Nutrition found that instant noodles aren’t good for the heart, especially if […]

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 […]

What’s up with the chip aisle?

Let’s talk about the chip aisle. Have you been down the chip aisle at your local grocery store lately? It’s pretty horrifying. The other day, a colleague of mine sent me the […]

Home is where the junk food is

New research found most food students, parents and teachers bring onto school campuses is unhealthy. The new research, led by Kaiser Permanente researcher Karen J. Coleman, found nearly 80 percent of […]

Introducing, HealthBeat

It’s time for a makeover. This blog was started about two years ago when The Columbian launched a new health portal, Live Well, on In the beginning, the blog contained posts […]

Frappuccino calorie count

Next time you go to order a grande Caramel Frappuccino, you’ll be faced with the blended drink’s calorie count. Starbucks announced today all of its stores’ menu boards will include caloric […]

Girl Scouts unveil vitamin cookie

Like Girl Scout cookies? Take vitamin supplements? Well now you can have both – in one cookie. The Girl Scouts of the USA have unveiled a new cookie in their lineup: Mango […]

Big Mac calorie counts

I’ll admit it. I never thought the fast food giant McDonald’s would post its calorie counts on its menus. Why would they? Most fast food loyalists aren’t interested in watching their […]

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