Where Do Nutrition Labels Come From?
We all ponder them when standing in the cereal aisle of the grocery store, but why do we even have nutrition labels on our foods?
The Idea of “Good Nutrition” Has Changed Over Time
But one thing has been constant: the tendency to call some foods better for you than others.
A Brief History of the Calorie
The measure of thermal energy expended by exercise was adapted from the study of explosives and engines.
Everything You Wanted to Know about Hazelnuts but Were Afraid to Ask
For one thing, there are several species of hazelnuts, including a couple native to North America.
The New Victims of Climate Change: Plants, Parasites, and Pregnant Women
The recent series of hurricanes has demonstrated, climate change is no longer a nebulous futuristic menace, but an existential threat.
When You Eat Matters As Much As What You Eat
Trying to lose weight? A new study suggests that our bodies may react just as much to when we eat, as to what food we are consuming.
Who Doesn’t Like Healthy School Lunches?
The Trump administration’s decision to relax nutrition standards for school lunches is the latest development in a century-long fight.
How Much Will New Nutrition Labels Help Fight Obesity?
Nutrition labels are changing for the first time since they were introduced two decades ago.
Is it Nutritionally Beneficial to Go Organic?
Research suggests that there are real nutritional differences between organic and non-organic produce, milk, and meat.
The Decline of Malnutrition: How The World Eats Now
There are still strides to be made in nutrition development.