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Maybe you know about this: some companies are trying to make it easier for their employees to buy fresh, locally grown produce. Their aim is to make the healthier choice more convenient. And what’s more convenient than grabbing a bag of fresh produce on your way out the door at the end of the work…

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Two food related news stories caught my eye recently. One is a lighthearted summary of the health benefits/health detriments attributed to coffee throughout a roughly 500-year history. The other is a new book that offers a visual exposé of food additives.

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Here’s a health and wellness victory: Just this summer, Amy’s Kitchen, the natural/vegetarian/organic frozen food company opened up a fast food drive-thru near San Francisco. Like the frozen entrees they sell in grocery stores, the drive-thru is also vegetarian, also mostly organic. A healthy fast food place? Good luck with that, right? Actually, it’s hugely popular.…

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What if I told you that new research shows that eating more ice cream, full-fat yogurt and other rich dairy products could actually help prevent type 2 diabetes? That would be surprising, wouldn’t it? I mean, everyone knows fat is bad–especially saturated fat like ice cream has. Right? This is common knowledge. That’s what we’ve…

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The latest edition of The Dietary Guidelines for Americans will be out later this year. The most unexpected news released so far is probably the about-face stance on cholesterol. Another biggie, sugar is the new fat (okay, everyone knew this was coming!).

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It’s been a long time coming: the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may finally get access to the Groceries Manufacturing Association’s (GMA) database of food chemicals. The FDA wants to know and the public wants to know: are the chemicals added to processed foods safe? And folks, there’s roughly 10,000 chemicals allowed in foods.

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What comes to mind when you think of comfort food? Visions of chocolate cake, a glazed donut, mom’s meatloaf, or that first sip of morning coffee? Here’s an interesting finding to share in your fitness / wellness practice, newsletter, or include in your sales literature. A new study, recently published in Health Psychology, examined whether or not…

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