Free training to help chefs cut the salt

By The Columbian April 15, 2014 6 a.m.

Clark County Public Health is hosting a free culinary training for local chefs who want to enhance flavor and reduce sodium.

U.S. bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

By M.L. JOHNSON, Associated Press April 8, 2014 10:09 a.m.

MILWAUKEE —A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.

Milk: Got new campaign? Yes

By Mike Hughlett, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) March 29, 2014 6 a.m.

Got almond milk?

Washougal students flaunt their healthful cooking skills

By The Columbian March 26, 2014 5:59 a.m.

Washougal — Washougal kids showed off their burgeoning culinary craftsmanship during a healthy sandwich-making competition.

Chia seeds are a super nutritious food with many health benefits

By Teresa Farney, The Gazette March 24, 2014 6 a.m.

I first heard about chia seeds at a vegan class taught by Colorado Springs, Colo., cookbook author Alan Roettinger. He extolled the virtues of using the seeds in dressings and noted that when they are soaked in water, they swell up and become gelatinous.

Clark County Food Bank's recipe contest promotes nutrition

By Marissa Harshman March 20, 2014 10 a.m.

The Clark County Food Bank is celebrating nutrition month with a countywide recipe contest.

Study to test 'chocolate' pills for heart health

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, Associated Press March 17, 2014 9:34 a.m.

It won't be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

In orthorexia, diet never 'pure' enough

By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times March 17, 2014 6 a.m.

LOS ANGELES — One awful day, D.C. Copeland recalls, her perspective on her "pure" diet had become so distorted that she found herself crying in the produce section of a grocery store because she could not decide whether the kale or the chard was "better."

Small study says raw milk no help for lactose intolerance

By Mary MacVean Los Angeles Times March 17, 2014 6 a.m.

A pilot study failed to show something many people believe — that drinking raw milk reduces the symptoms of lactose intolerance or malabsorption.

California drought hits hard

By Dana Hull, San Jose Mercury News March 15, 2014 6 a.m.

With 2013 the driest year on record and 2014 possibly worse, the devastation of California's drought is trickling down to crops, fields, farmers markets, grocery stores — and the kitchen table.

Master Food Preserver volunteer training scheduled

March 12, 2014 5:25 p.m.

The Washington State University Extension is holding intensive training for volunteers interested in becoming WSU Master Food Preservers.

National Nutrition Month offers food for thought

By Hope Warshaw, Special to The Washington Post March 10, 2014 6 a.m.

It's March, National Nutrition Month, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spotlights the important role of healthful eating and physical activity to control weight and prevent chronic disease. But these aren't snap-your-fingers, easy-to-achieve goals to execute in a fast-paced, convenience-driven society.

Lessons on salt for dietitians by a chip maker

By Candice Choi, Associated Press March 3, 2014 6 a.m.

HOUSTON — Snack and soda makers that often are blamed for fueling the nation's obesity rates also play a role in educating the dietitians who advise Americans on healthy eating.

USDA adds foods to moms and kids food program

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press February 28, 2014 11:52 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Pregnant women, mothers and children who get federal assistance with their grocery bills will now be able to buy more whole-grain foods, yogurt, fish, fruits and vegetables.

New food labels would highlight calories and sugar

By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press February 27, 2014 10:32 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Those "Nutrition Facts" labels on nearly every food package in grocery stores are getting a new look.