Children tend to buy sodas and sugar-sweetened drinks from school vending machines and children who eat in quickserve restaurants are likely to drink sugar-sweetened beverages, according to a Harvard School of Public Health study that evaluated the vending machine choices and quickserve restaurant orders of 1,500 students at 10 middle schools.
People make more than 200 food decisions every day, according to Brian Wansink, whose research shows that the psychology of overindulgence, eating environments and food packaging may all play a role in the growing obesity problem in the U.S. "Will being more mindful about how we eat make everyone 100 pounds lighter next year?" Wansink asks. "No, but it might make them 10 pounds lighter."
Registered dietitians Ellie Krieger and Elisa Zied discuss how breakfast can realistically fit into everyone's day. They also weigh in on the most nutritious choices, including oatmeal, hard boiled eggs and plain yogurt.
Bolthouse Farms issued a recall of its carrot juice a week ago after the beverage was linked with four cases of botulism. Two Canadians remain paralyzed due to the toxin and health officials are asking the media to broadcast the recall as a precaution for those who may have been unaware of it after the Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend.