Reduced-fat peanut butter, enhanced water, energy bars, nonfried crackers and even multi-grain products are not as healthy as their marketing claims, registered dietitian Katherine Tallmadge writes. She advises people to read nutrition labels and cautions that so-called healthy foods can be loaded with calories, sugars, enriched flours, refined grains and salt.
Nestle is adding to its Kit Kat Chunky line in the U.K. with Kit Kat Chunky Peanut Butter, the flavor that received the most votes from consumers. Nestle asked fans to vote on Facebook or with augmented-reality app Blippar for their favorite of four flavors: peanut butter, white chocolate, orange or chunky double chocolate.
Officials in a Florida school district say they expect to spend an additional $300,000 annually on produce to meet fruit and vegetable requirements in federal school-nutrition standards. The higher cost is expected to raise school-meal prices by 50 cents -- half of which will be paid for by the federal government. The district also spent about $75,000 last year on produce to determine what kind of fruits and vegetables students would eat.
Lithe Method exercise classes that combine a low-impact workout with a ballet bar, weights and ceiling-mounted resistance bands are growing in popularity. Lithe Method was started five years ago by Lauren Boggi, a Pilates instructor who says she added elements to her routine until it was so far from Pilates she had to come up with a different name.
A Snickers bar with peanut butter, called Snickers Peanut Butter Squared, is among several chocolate and ice cream products to be introduced by Mars Chocolate North America. Others are a Twix coconut cookie bar, Twix peanut butter ice cream and Milky Way ice cream.