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It’s matter of taste for your picky eater

November 7, 2018, 6:05am Health

Once upon a time, not too long ago, in a land not far from here, parents would force children to clean their plates during meals, regardless of their hunger level. We now know that this feeding strategy can teach children to ignore their own hunger cues and subsequently overeat as… Read story

Kind snack bars on display at a supermarket in New York. The government’s definition of healthy came under scrutiny in late 2015, when the FDA warned Kind that its snack bars had too much fat to use the term. Kind pushed back, saying the fat came from nuts.

Gum, bottled water, pizza bagels want to be called ‘healthy’

Kind snack bars on display at a supermarket in New York. The government’s definition of healthy came under scrutiny in late 2015, when the FDA warned Kind that its snack bars had too much fat to use the term. Kind pushed back, saying the fat came from nuts.

October 30, 2018, 9:15am Health

Pizza bagels, chewing gum and bottled water want to play a starring new role in our diets: Foods that can be called healthy. Read story

Fresh roasted pumpkin seeds have benefits over their store-bought counterparts.

Pumpkin seeds pack a healthy punch

Fresh roasted pumpkin seeds have benefits over their store-bought counterparts.

October 28, 2018, 6:00am Life

You can get your hands on pumpkin seeds on about any store’s snack aisle, but your healthiest option may be the old-fashioned way: scooping them out of the stringy guts of that jack-o’-lantern you’re carving. Read story

Study: Dietary aids tainted

October 22, 2018, 6:05am Health

Researchers found unapproved and sometimes dangerous drugs in 746 dietary supplements, almost all of them marketed for sexual enhancement, weight loss or muscle growth, an analysis published recently shows. Read story

The ingredients label for soy milk at a grocery store in New York. Do people understand the differences between milk and soy and rice “milk”? That’s what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, as it considers whether soy and other non-dairy products can keep calling themselves “milk.” Right now, federal standards define milk as coming from a cow.

Confused about the term ‘soy milk’? FDA wants to know

The ingredients label for soy milk at a grocery store in New York. Do people understand the differences between milk and soy and rice “milk”? That’s what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, as it considers whether soy and other non-dairy products can keep calling themselves “milk.” Right now, federal standards define milk as coming from a cow.

September 27, 2018, 9:41am Health

Do people understand the differences between milk and soy and rice “milk”? Read story

Yogurt on display at a grocery store in River Ridge, La. The Food and Drug Administration established a standard for yogurt in 1981 that limited the ingredients. The industry swiftly objected, and the following year the agency suspended enforcement on various provisions, and allowed the addition of preservatives.

What’s yogurt? Industry wants greater liberty to use term

Yogurt on display at a grocery store in River Ridge, La. The Food and Drug Administration established a standard for yogurt in 1981 that limited the ingredients. The industry swiftly objected, and the following year the agency suspended enforcement on various provisions, and allowed the addition of preservatives.

September 25, 2018, 9:00am Health

If low-fat yogurt is blended with fatty ingredients like coconut or chocolate, is it still low-fat? Is it even yogurt? Read story

The sweet truth: Coconut, date sugars do have benefits

September 24, 2018, 6:05am Health

coconut sugar and date sugar — have been trying to catch my attention lately, cropping up in recipes purporting to be healthier and taking over valuable shelf space at my nearby Whole Foods and health-food stores. These sweeteners have become so widely available, I decided they merited some reconnaissance. Are… Read story

Low-carb diets may be unsafe, according to new research.

Low-carb diet might be harmful, researcher says

Low-carb diets may be unsafe, according to new research.

September 17, 2018, 6:00am Health

Pasta. Sourdough. Mashed potatoes. If you are one of the legions of dieters out there who have been religiously cutting carbs in an attempt to get lean and fit, you may be surprised by a recent study that showed that low-carb diets may not be healthy after all. In fact,… Read story

Full-fat dairy might be OK

September 10, 2018, 6:03am Health

Is butter back? Cheese? What about your whole-milk yogurt? Emerging research suggests that the answers to these questions are no, yes and yes — with some caveats. Read story

Sam Garrett and Lola of Grants Pass, Ore., are ready for Medford's In-N-Out restaurant to open Aug.

In-N-Out confirms plans for its next Oregon burger joint: Keizer

Sam Garrett and Lola of Grants Pass, Ore., are ready for Medford's In-N-Out restaurant to open Aug.

September 4, 2018, 9:56am Business

In-N-Out Burger — a California fast food chain with a secret menu and cult following — has finally confirmed plans to come to the Willamette Valley. Read story