ScienceShot: French Fries on Jupiter
Hypergravity creates supercrispy fries (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 30, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news

Healthier Happy Meals
(Cornell Food & Brand Lab) What would happen if a fast-food restaurant reduces the calories in a children's meal by 104 calories, mainly by decreasing the portion size of French fries? Would children compensate by choosing a more calorie dense entrée or beverage? Researchers at Cornell University, Dr. Brian Wansink and Dr. Andrew Hanks, analyzed transaction data from 30 representative McDonald's restaurants to answer that question. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 19, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Healthy Thanksgiving recipes
Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for family, friends and great food. This year, try making healthier alternatives to some of your favorite holiday dishes. The staff at Preventive Cardiology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital has researched some delicious and healthy recipes to put on your table this year. Remember, be creative and an extra side of vegetables never hurt anyone! APPETIZER: Butternut Squash Soup This year, instead of filling up on empty calories before the main meal, try eating a healthy soup! Ingredients A single (2 to 3 pound) butternut squash, peeled and seeded 2 tablespoons unsalted butter...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 26, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Boston Children's Hospital staff Tags: All posts healthy eating thanksgiving with family Source Type: news

Avoid Acrylamide: FDA Warns Against Chemical Found in Many Fried Foods
One week after proposing the removal of trans fats from food, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is targeting another fattening – and potentially harmful – ingredient: acrylamide. Acrylamide is a chemical that forms in many plant-based foods during high-temperature cooking, such as frying or baking. It is often found in French fries, cereals, crackers and many other food products. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - November 15, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Buffet layouts could influence what we eat
Conclusion The main thing this study shows is not surprising – people take what is offered to them. If a hungry person is presented with fruit they will likely take it while they have the chance – perhaps not seeing what will be offered later in the line – similarly if they are presented with fried breakfast options they will likely take them. Especially if you are told you are not going to get the chance to come back and take them again, as the people in this study were. It seems fairly obvious that you will then select other items that will go with what you have already taken. An interesting extension to the resea...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Food/diet Source Type: news

USDA: Small Number of Schools Drop Out of Federal Lunch Program Due to Healthier Requirements
Data to be released Monday by the [United States Department of Agriculture] shows that 80 percent of schools say they have already met the requirements, which went into place at the beginning of the 2012 school year. About one-half percent have dropped out of the program... The rules aim to introduce more nutrients to growing kids and also to make old favorites healthier — pizza with low-fat cheese and whole-wheat crust, for example, or baked instead of fried potatoes. Editor’s Note: This story describes research findings from the Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project, a collaboration between The Pew Ch...
Source: RWJF News Digest - Childhood Obesity - September 30, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Source Type: news

Want fruit with your burger? McDonald's expands anti-obesity push
(Reuters) - Hold the fries, pass the salad. McDonald's Corp on Thursday said it would offer healthy options as part of its popular value meals, letting customers choose a side salad, fruit or vegetables instead of french fries. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Michael Pollan's Best Cooking Tip
In this article, I share the best tip I learned from Michael Pollan. Read Pollan's interesting, insight, and surprising discussion on cooking. Take the Michael Pollan Challenge I give you today...read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - September 26, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Susan Albers, Psy.D. Tags: Diet Health agriculture economics convenience foods convincing argument cook Cooked cooking cooking in the kitchen Eating Mindfully EatQ excellent point food rules french fries half the time kenyon college kitchens michae Source Type: news

Video: Burger King's "Satisfries": A healthier alternative?
Burger King is launching "Satisfries" - french fries with 30 percent less fat and 20 percent fewer calories than their regular fries. Michael Moss, investigative reporter for The New York Times, and author of "Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us," talks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about the new fast food. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Burger King debuts lower-fat french fries
(Reuters) - Burger King Worldwide Inc, known for its "Whopper" hamburgers, has introduced lower-fat french fries as consumer groups and nutrition experts in the United States increase pressure on the food industry to offer healthier alternatives. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Burger King to offer lower-fat 'Satisfries'
World's No. 2 hamburger chain is launching a new crinkle-cut fries that it says has 20 percent fewer calories than its regular french fries.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - September 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Burger King to offer lower-fat French fries
(Reuters) - Burger King Worldwide Inc, known for its "Whopper" hamburgers, is introducing lower-fat French fries, as consumer groups in the United States increase pressure on the food industry to offer healthier alternatives. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Burger King Introducing a Lower-Fat French Fry
The fast-food chain says its new Satisfries will have about 40 percent less fat and 30 percent fewer calories than the fries sold by its rival McDonald’s.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By STEPHANIE STROM Tags: McDonald's Corporation MCD NYSE Burger King Corp Fast Food Industry French Fries Diet and Nutrition Calories Source Type: news

UNH Uses Dishes To Promote Healthy Eating
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — They may not be binging on broccoli, but some University of New Hampshire students are at least pausing before they fill up on fried food, thanks to dishware designed to remind them about healthy options. Two years after the federal government abandoned the food pyramid as a symbol for healthful eating and adopted an image of a plate instead, the university has gone a step further by printing dietary guidelines directly on plates used in campus dining halls. The so-called Wildcat Plates, named after the school’s mascot, offer a bit more detail than the “My Plate” graphic promoted by ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kckatzman Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News UNH UNH Plate USDA Source Type: news

Why School Lunch ISN’T Making Kids Fat
Many school districts have changed their lunch program to adopt a more healthy menu. But it isn't working. Why is it that the change from 800-calorie Sloppy Joes to whole grains and bigger portions of fruits and vegetables hasn’t made a different? It is simple: we abruptly changed the foods and didn’t consider the psychological aspects of eating.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - September 18, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Nicole Avena, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Diet Health Parenting angry parents childhood obesity desirable food free kids french fries fruits and vegetables healthy options low fat cheese national school lunch national school lunch program nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp Source Type: news