Although many public schools across the country are enforcing bans on selling certain snack foods and drinks in vending machines, some opponents of the new rules say the bans miss the mark in the battle against childhood obesity.
The Chicago Tribune offers an in-depth special report on Kraft Foods' Oreo cookie, examining how Kraft markets the cookie and what the company is doing to appeal to customers in an era of health-conscious eating.
A registered dietitian criticizes the media's misinterpretation of a recent study on children's dairy consumption, adding that calcium deficiencies in children and adolescents can increase the likelihood of health risks later.
Americans are catching on to traditional European tastes for artisan cheeses, perhaps due in part to the slow food movement, a Phoenix cheese and wine retailer says. He advises matching wine and cheese intensities, such as powerful reds with strong cheese and whites with milder varieties, along with crackers, bread, sliced tomatoes or fruit.
New Zealand dairy companies Fonterra and New Zealand Dairy Foods have agreed to sell each other certain brands, associated operations and assets valued at a total of $827 million. Fonterra's gains include the Anchor Milk and Fresh'n'Fruity yogurts, while NZDF is acquiring Meadow Fresh beverages and yogurts and Kiwi Meats.