- Consider obesity surgery more often for diabetes: Guidelines Updated: May-24-16 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON - New guidelines say weight-loss surgery should become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are mildly obese.
- Hospital culinary manager balances tastes, nutrition Updated: May-21-16 8:56 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Fairbanks Memorial Hospital's senior culinary manager gets to be creative with the menu.
- Makeover coming for food nutrition labels Updated: May-20-16 3:17 pm
WASHINGTON - A new look is coming to Nutrition Facts labels on food packages, with more attention to calorie counts and added sugars. And no longer will a small bag of chips count as two or three servings.
- States ban kratom supplement over abuse worries Updated: May-20-16 11:32 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A little-known plant-based substance often sold as an herbal supplement to address chronic pain is raising alarm bells in states concerned that it could be as addictive as heroin.
- Pingree: childhood nutrition bill not very nutritious Updated: May-19-16 10:45 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree is among a group of members of Congress who say they fear pending changes to federal childhood nutrition programs would make it harder for children to get access to good food.
- Fewer kids could receive free school meals under House bill Updated: May-18-16 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON - Fewer students would receive free and reduced-price meals at school under legislation that Republicans pushed through a House committee Wednesday.
- Indianapolis chiropractor guilty in weight-loss drug case Updated: May-17-16 10:37 am
INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis chiropractor has pleaded guilty to illegally dispensing weight loss drugs.
- Colleges open food pantries for students in need Updated: May-16-16 9:37 am
NORWALK, Connecticut - Mikaylah Clair-Pittman, 20, pulled a wheel of brie cheese from a refrigerator in a small room tucked into a back wing at Norwalk Community College.
- Plant-based diet revolution could start in Lee County Updated: May-14-16 3:01 am
FORT MYERS, Florida - One grew up on a cattle farm. The other on a dairy farm.
- Chicago students applauded for making school lunch healthier Updated: May-12-16 10:47 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Some Chicago high school students are being recognized for their efforts to make school lunches healthier and tastier.
- A study asks: Too much folic acid a cause of autism? Updated: May-11-16 12:56 pm
NEW YORK - For decades, pregnant women and women who may become pregnant have been advised to take folic acid to help prevent certain birth defects.
- New federal guidelines make more eligible for WIC benefits Updated: May-11-16 8:24 am
INDIANAPOLIS - More Indiana women and children will be eligible for nutritional aid under new federal poverty guidelines.
- Chef teaches Alaska kids to love healthful foods Updated: May-07-16 8:10 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Raise your hand if you like kale. That was Robert Dell'Amore's request to the group of about 30 kids at the Boys and Girls Club of Fairbanks.
- Australia state aims to sue author for fake cancer cure diet Updated: May-06-16 8:12 am
MELBOURNE, Australia - Australian author and blogger Belle Gibson faces a possible government lawsuit after admitting that she lied about beating a normally deadly brain tumor through healthy eating and natural therapies, officials said on Friday.
- Study: 'Biggest Loser' contestants have slower metabolisms Updated: May-03-16 5:35 pm
CHICAGO - A new study has found that many competitors on NBC's "The Biggest Loser" leave the show with a slower metabolism, making it more difficult to keep off the pounds.
- Competition heats up among Des Moines specialty grocers Updated: Apr-30-16 4:03 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Three new specialty food stores have opened in the Des Moines area since last fall, joining an already competitive grocery market and a string of established grocers in Iowa that sell ethnic, gourmet and health-conscious food.
- Are you ready to replace your moisturizer with a pill? Updated: Apr-29-16 12:22 pm
MIAMI - The makeup industry is trying to convince women that looking good on the outside starts from within - but it's unclear whether the products they're trying to hawk are safe and effective.
- Efforts to help Flint amid water crisis get $520,000 boost Updated: Apr-27-16 7:21 am
FLINT, Michigan - The Community Foundation of Greater Flint is distributing more than $520,000 to help deal with Flint's crisis with lead-tainted water.
- Couple get home detention in supplement misbranding case Updated: Apr-25-16 10:40 pm
LOS ANGELES - The husband-and-wife owners of a Los Angeles County nutritional supplement company have been sentenced to home detention and probation for illegally importing so-called royal jelly from China under mislabeled customs documents.