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Ecuador’s School Food Is Bad For Kids — And The Environment

By Irene Torres, Aarhus University Each year, malnutrition costs Ecuador the equivalent of 4.3% of its gross domestic product, as the resulting health burden and reduced potential productivity places an economic toll on society. That was the unsettling conclusion of the World Food Programme’s 2017 report on the country, where stunting or chronic malnutrition in […]

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Why An Organic Diet Is A Healthy Investment, According To Nutritionists

Georgijevic via Getty Images Sponsored by BuyPower Card Most parents are aware that organic foods contribute to a healthy and wholesome diet for their growing children, but making the switch comes with some questions. Will going organic be significantly more expensive? What are the best items on the weekly grocery list to switch to organic […]

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Here's What Farms Do To Hens Who Are Too Old To Lay Eggs

Tsekhmister via Getty Images Do we eat the chickens that lay our eggs? It’s not a dumb question to ask, and the answer might surprise you. Unless you’ve raised backyard chickens, we’re willing to bet that the average egg consumer doesn’t know that hens stop laying eggs pretty early on in their lives. Chickens live […]

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The Problem With ‘Clean Eating’ In Eating Disorder Recovery

Shutterstock She is in recovery from an eating disorder. She’s no longer restricting, bingeing, or purging, and she is finally starting to feel free from this illness. She enjoys laughing with her friends over scones and coffee at Starbucks, and is no longer spending so much time fixated on food or her body. It begins […]

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The Best Trader Joe's Food Products, According To The Brand Itself

In celebration of Trader Joe’s 50-year anniversary, the grocery store chain has just put out a list of its best foods. The chain polled its customers and crew to discover their favorite products, and that poll has resulted in a grandiose selection. Trader Joe’s curated that list to create what is an epic collection of […]

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Mediterranean Diet Only Works If You're Rich, Study Finds

The so-called “Mediterranean diet” ― rich in fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains ― is world-famous as a heart-healthy food regimen, but according to a new study, it may only provide cardiovascular advantages to the wealthy and highly educated. Researchers examined 18,991 participants ages 35 and older from the Molise region of southern Italy, and […]

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Organic Water Is A Sign That Americans Have No Idea What 'Organic' Is

Much like asparagus water and water sommeliers, organic water is giving us pause. Though the concept isn’t new, it’s surprising to see it making waves again. Mintel, a global market research firm, claims that nearly 25 percent of Americans are thirsty for organic water, which proves America doesn’t understand the concept of “organic.” As NPR […]

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How To Plan Your Meals So You Can Eat Healthy And Affordably

The challenge to eating healthy includes the costs of ingredients, and the timing in which they should be consumed. Setting up a routine, learning where to obtain healthy, affordable ingredients, and how to use them, and how to minimize food waste can solve that challenge. The first step is to plan your meals at least […]

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Meal Prepping May Actually Be Sabotaging Your Diet

Portioning your weekly meals into plastic or even BPA-free containers packs some major risks. Among them is weight gain. If your Sunday nights are dedicated to meal prepping for the week ahead, you’re part of a mighty group of health nuts. The planning ahead of meals is a main tip of weight loss coaches, food […]

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How To Eat Like A Millennial

As someone who has been in the food world for 25 years ― cooking in restaurants, teaching culinary school, talking food on radio and TV, writing ― I know a lot about what Americans eat. By extension, I thought I knew how to eat, too. But, like many women, I’ve spent most of my life […]

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