- Getting kids interested in fruits, vegetables Updated: Aug-29-15 2:09 am
GREELEY, Colorado - When a farmer offered her a bag of baby carrots at the Greeley Farmers Market, 3-and-a-half-year-old Elizabeth Shaw wasn't interested. Her father, Jon, offered her a tiny, ripe tomato, but she turned her head. It wasn't until he flashed a bright orange bell pepper and knelt to the little girl's level that Elizabeth's curiosity peaked. Her big brown eyes widened and her little fingers carefully reached out toward the vegetable, as if it might bite.
- FTC: Vemma temporarily shut down for running pyramid scheme Updated: Aug-26-15 2:52 pm
NEW YORK - The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that Vemma Nutrition has been temporarily shut down for operating a pyramid scheme that promised college students riches if they sold its nutritional drinks, but most ended up losing money.
- Dutch nutritional supplement maker DSM to cut 900-1,100 jobs Updated: Aug-25-15 4:07 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Dutch nutritional supplements and chemicals company Royal DSM NV says it is laying off between 900 and 1,100 staff worldwide as part of a reorganization of its businesses.
- Healthy eating helps NFL players achieve fitness goals Updated: Aug-25-15 2:57 am
PHILADELPHIA - Long before Chip Kelly arrived in Philadelphia and banned junk food in favor of personalized smoothies, fitness experts have been helping NFL players get bigger, stronger and faster by changing their eating habits.
- U of SC, local groups team to improve access to healthy food Updated: Aug-19-15 4:28 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The University of South Carolina's school of public health and its medical school are teaming up with community organizations to help people get increased access to fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables.
- Ricketts names Omaha dietitian to open legislative seat Updated: Aug-18-15 2:23 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - An Omaha dietitian who teaches at the University of Nebraska Medical Center will fill an open seat in the Legislature, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Tuesday.
- 2016 hopefuls hit the gym, try to skip pie on campaign trail Updated: Aug-17-15 3:44 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Scott Walker is counting steps on his FitBit. Jeb Bush swears by the Paleo diet. Bobby Jindal is a "gym rat."
- Medicaid offers nutrition counseling to combat obesity in SC Updated: Aug-15-15 11:10 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Poor, obese South Carolinians covered by Medicaid can get help slimming down through nutritional counseling sessions aimed at stemming chronic and costly health problems.
- First lady's healthy kids director understands good eating Updated: Aug-13-15 7:02 pm
WASHINGTON - The new director of Michelle Obama's initiative against childhood obesity knows firsthand the benefits of healthy eating.
- Food banks, pantries find new ways to feed more people Updated: Aug-11-15 3:13 pm
Charles Scott is shopping for groceries at a Philadelphia food pantry, busily clicking away at a computer to select his choices of onions, tomatoes and frozen corn.
- Local inventor dreams up gardening robot Updated: Aug-08-15 9:12 am
LIHUE, Hawaii - James Brake was 220 pounds and suffering heart palpitations five years ago when he set out on a journey toward healthy eating.
- Feds seek prison for man who won't stop selling supplements Updated: Aug-05-15 6:41 pm
HELENA, Montana - Federal prosecutors are seeking jail time for a Montana man they say is still selling dietary supplements after a judge ordered him to stop because he was distributing unapproved and mislabeled drugs that promised to treat cancer and other diseases.
- Food industry asks for exemptions to trans fat phase out Updated: Aug-05-15 5:56 pm
WASHINGTON - Shortening, pie crusts, brownies and microwave popcorn could be partially exempt from a government phase out of artificial trans fats - if the food industry gets its way.
- Rep. Edwards to attend event on healthy meals in schools Updated: Aug-03-15 2:19 am
CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Maryland - Rep. Donna Edwards is scheduled to attend an event that will highlight an initiative aimed at improving the ability of schools to provide healthy meals to school children.
- Florida health officials host online summer camp Updated: Aug-02-15 10:32 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Can't afford to send your kids to summer camp? Too hot to play camp games outside all day? Florida health officials have a solution. They're hosting an online summer camp for kids to promote exercise, good eating habits and other healthy behaviors.
- Community-sponsored agriculture produces satisfied customers Updated: Aug-02-15 9:50 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - "You know the worst part about this?" Pam McDevitt joked last Tuesday as she picked up her weekly load of produce. "The pressure to use up all this" - she gestured to the corn and cantaloupes and tomatoes - "before Sunday!"
- Complaint: Wisconsin companies misbranded supplements Updated: Aug-01-15 5:55 pm
MILWAUKEE - The U.S. Justice Department says three Wisconsin companies have agreed to stop manufacturing dietary supplements after a federal complaint that the products were misbranded.
- Boozman: States need more flexibility in nutrition bill Updated: Jul-31-15 5:29 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - States need to be given more flexibility in how they administer child nutrition programs as the funding bill comes up for renewal this fall, U.S. Sen. John Boozman said Friday.