By Amanda Mascarelli, Special to The Washington Post
February 3, 2014 5:58 a.m.
Like many people, I've long wanted to overhaul my eating habits and shift to a diet that includes more fresh vegetables and fewer processed foods. But as a mother of three young children, I have found this to be challenging. So the idea of getting vegetable nutrients — including those found in such greens as kale, spinach and Swiss chard — in pureed juice or smoothie form is appealing. But are these popular drinks an effective way for your body to get what it needs?
BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota company has recalled more than a ton of beef franks due to misbranding. The United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service says Cloverdale Foods Co. in Mandan recalled 2,664 pounds of beef franks.
By Elizabeth Lopatto, Bloomberg News
January 14, 2014 10:45 a.m.
Obesity among children from lower earning families rose compared to their well-off counterparts, according to a study that suggests the U.S. weight epidemic may be another sign of a growing divide between rich and poor.
By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press
January 9, 2014 12:33 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Doctors are warning that if Congress cuts food stamps, the federal government could be socked with bigger health bills. Maybe not immediately, they say, but over time if the poor wind up in doctors' offices or hospitals as a result.