Healthy snacking

Whether yogurt is a health food or junk food depends on who is talking

Whether yogurt is a health food or junk food depends on who is talking

By Elizabeth Crawford

An organization supporting “family-scale” farming accuses the makers of Dannon, Yoplait and other yogurt manufacturers of misleading parents to believe their yogurts are healthy, even though some products include sugar and “myriad questionably safe artificial...

The biggest driver behind unhealthy snacking? A special occasion... finds research

What drives unhealthy snacking?

By Kacey CULLINEY

Enjoying a special occasion, opportunistic eating and social pressures are just some of the drivers behind unhealthy snacking – factors that could be used to drive change, researchers claim.

Schools need manufacturers’ help to meet new whole grain requirements

Oldways Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers conference

Schools need manufacturers’ help to meet new whole grain requirements

By Elizabeth Crawford

The higher cost and lack of familiarity with whole grains are complicating some schools’ efforts to comply with requirements to serve 100% whole grains that went into effect last July, according to school dietitians.

Source: Whole Grains Council

The gluten-free diet “fad” may be unsustainable

By Elizabeth Crawford

The increasing number of U.S. adults reducing or eliminating gluten from their diet who are not diagnosed with celiac disease likely is an unsustainable fad, clinical researchers argued at the Whole Grains Council Oldways Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers...

June Jo Lee of The Hartman Group presents consumer trends impacting whole grain consumption. Source: Whole Grains Council

Oldways Whole Grains Breaking Barriers Conference

Smartphone use among 5 key trends driving interest in healthy eating

By Elizabeth Crawford

Unprecedented access to information about foods through smart phones and social media is a driving factor in consumers’ increasing interest in healthy eating, according to a leading food culture researcher.

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