Nutrition

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue shake hands with Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee Chairman Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., after signing an interim rule designed to provide flexibility for school meals at Catoctin Elementary School in Leesburg, Va., Monday, May 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 01, 2017 - 4:43 pm
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Schools won't have to cut more salt from meals just yet and some will be able to serve kids fewer whole grains, under changes to federal nutrition standards announced Monday. The move by the Trump administration partially rolls back rules championed by former first lady...
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May 01, 2017 - 1:45 pm
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Schools won't have to cut the salt in meals just yet and they can serve kids fewer whole grains, under changes to federal nutrition standards announced Monday. The move by the Trump administration rolls back rules championed by former first lady Michelle Obama as part of her...
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May 01, 2017 - 10:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is preparing to roll back some nutrition standards for federally subsidized school meals, a key part of former first lady Michelle Obama's legacy. As his first major action in office, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is planning an announcement Monday...
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April 29, 2017 - 8:38 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he's a little concerned over Kelvin Benjamin's weight, but disputed reports that the team's starting wide receiver has ballooned to 280 pounds. Rivera said Saturday after the NFL draft that the former first-round draft pick is a "little heavy"...
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April 18, 2017 - 12:52 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A tribunal brought together by a rights group that aims to highlight what it claims are abuses by U.S. seed company Monsanto Co. has delivered an advisory opinion alleging that the company "engaged in practices which have negatively impacted" people's rights to a...
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Customers step out of a Pret a Manger sandwich shop, Friday, April 14, 2017 in New York. Pret says its two vegetarian-only shops sell far more desserts than its other stores, a quirk it says may indicate that people want to treat themselves more after they feel they've had a healthy meal. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 14, 2017 - 12:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pret a Manger says its two vegetarian-only shops sell far more desserts than its other stores — a quirk it says may indicate that people want to treat themselves more after they feel they've had a healthy meal. The sandwich chain opened its second vegetarian-only location this month...
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April 14, 2017 - 11:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Pret a Manger says its two vegetarian-only shops sell far more desserts than its other stores — a quirk it says may indicate that people want to treat themselves more after they feel they've had a healthy meal. The sandwich chain opened its second vegetarian-only location this month...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 file photo, H. Kenneth Woods, chef and owner of Sylvia's restaurant, cooks southern fried chicken using a soy bean oil that doesn't contain trans fats in New York's Harlem neighborhood. A study released Wednesday, April 12, 2017 suggests restrictions on heart-damaging fats in restaurant food may have helped prevent heart attacks in several New York counties. (AP Photo/Dima Gavrysh)
April 12, 2017 - 2:08 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Local bans on artery-clogging trans fats in restaurant foods led to fewer heart attacks and strokes in several New York counties, a new study suggests. The study hints at the potential for widespread health benefits from an upcoming nationwide ban, the authors and other experts say...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 file photo, H. Kenneth Woods, chef and owner of Sylvia's restaurant, cooks southern fried chicken using a soy bean oil that doesn't contain trans fats in New York's Harlem neighborhood. A study released Wednesday, April 12, 2017 suggests restrictions on heart-damaging fats in restaurant food may have helped prevent heart attacks in several New York counties. (AP Photo/Dima Gavrysh)
April 12, 2017 - 1:31 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Local bans on artery-clogging trans fats in restaurant foods led to fewer heart attacks and strokes in several New York counties, a new study suggests. The study hints at the potential for widespread health benefits from an upcoming nationwide ban, the authors and other experts say...
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In this Monday, March 27, 2017 photo Sunny Larson, left, and Zak McCutcheon pick produce while gathering provisions to take home at the Augusta Food Bank in Augusta, Maine. Republican Gov. Paul LePage says his call to ban the use of food stamps for soda and candy is backed by science and a desire to reduce obesity and diabetes in the nation's oldest state. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
April 08, 2017 - 10:33 am
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine resident Zak McCutcheon says he likes soda but acknowledges he'd drink less of it if his governor convinced Republican President Donald Trump to put restrictions on the approximately $200 a month he receives in food stamps. He thinks it may even make recipients healthier...
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