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Dr William Dietz, director, the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, George Washington University

60-second interview: Are kids' diets getting better?

By Elaine WATSON

First, some sobering statistics* from the CDC: Almost one in five (17%) of Americans aged 2-19 are dealing with obesity, which affects 8.9% of 2-5-year-olds, 17.5% of 6-11-year-olds and 20.5% of 12-19-year-olds, and continues to disproportionately impact...

Head to Whole Foods on Monday and expect to see lower prices on everything from organic avocados and eggs to almond butter

Whole Pay Check? Not any more, says Amazon

By Elaine WATSON

Amazon’s decision to tackle Whole Foods ‘whole paycheck’ moniker from day one with a wave of price cuts sends an immediate signal to rivals that “they are now dealing with a competitor that is not afraid to damage profits and margins if it creates long...

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GUEST ARTICLE: The surprising ingredients linked to foods people love

By Eric Taylor, senior data scientist, CircleUp

When it comes to food and nutrition, there are some ideas that we’ve accepted as common sense: Water is good. MSG is probably bad. Sodium in general isn’t great, but sea salt is a plus. Garlic is tasty. And what the heck is lecithin?

Was the $1.7bn price tag Dr Pepper paid for Bai justified?

Was the $1.7bn price tag Dr Pepper paid for Bai justified?

By Elaine WATSON

"Early signs suggest Dr Pepper Snapple Group's acquisition of Bai may not generate sufficient returns to justify its rich [$1.7bn] price tag," says Wells Fargo in a note published ahead of the soft drinks giant's Q2 results - due out...

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