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.
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.
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.
By Associated Press February 25, 2014 11:49 a.m.
PETALUMA, Calif. — A congressman says federal officials have launched a criminal probe of a Northern California slaughterhouse that recently recalled more than 8.7 million pounds of beef.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press February 25, 2014 9:20 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Even the scoreboards in high school gyms will have to advertise only healthy foods under new rules announced Tuesday by the Obama administration.
By Anya Sostek, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette February 24, 2014 6 a.m.
PITTSBURGH — A study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh has tied low vitamin D levels early in a woman's pregnancy to an increased risk of severe preeclampsia.
By Sarah Kliff, The Washington Post February 24, 2014 6 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Across the country right now, hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent on an effort to eradicate so-called "food deserts," urban and rural areas where it's difficult, or even impossible, to purchase fresh, healthy food.
By Marissa Harshman February 24, 2014 6 a.m.
Grocery shopping can be a chore. Throw in competing food companies with packages claiming products are "all natural" or "whole grain," and those trips to the store can be downright daunting.
February 22, 2014 11:06 p.m.
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski asked last week whether the Chinese ban on shellfish from Alaska and the Pacific Northwest might be about more than safety.
By Associated Press February 19, 2014 10:24 a.m.
PORTLAND — A man who says he broke two teeth when he bit into some mashed potatoes is suing at Outback Steakhouse restaurant in Portland.
By Gordon Oliver February 18, 2014 3:06 p.m.
Three Clark County businesses have been added to a list of retailers in six states that received meat products from Rancho Feeding Corp. of Petaluma, Calif., that have been recalled for being from "diseased and unsound animals."
By RODRIQUE NGOWI, Associated Press February 14, 2014 10:31 a.m.
NATICK, Mass. — They call it the holy grail of ready-to-eat meals for soldiers: a pizza that can stay on the shelf for up to three years and still remain good to eat.
By Marissa Harshman February 10, 2014 6 a.m.
Every year, Clark County Public Health officials perform more than 3,000 routine restaurant inspections. Rarely, those inspections reveal significant problems that cause health officials to immediately shut down businesses. While the closures garner plenty of public attention, most restaurant inspections are uneventful. Health officials typically find only minor problems or catch risky behavior before it leads to a food-borne illness outbreak.
By Whitney Pipkin, pecial to The Washington Post February 10, 2014 5:59 a.m.
WASHINGTON — How far will fans of raw milk go to get it? When the Jackson family first discovered it, they would drive nearly three hours round-trip from Williamsburg, Va., for their fix. That was when they had nine kids and no cows.
By MARIA CHENG, Associated Press February 3, 2014 5:59 a.m.
LONDON — An experimental therapy that fed children with peanut allergies small amounts of peanut flour has helped more than 80 percent of them safely eat a handful of the previously worrisome nuts.