Soda intake among U.S. children and adolescents fell by 67 calories and 84 calories daily in 2010 compared with 2000, CDC data showed. Researchers also found that children and adults consumed less sugar from beverages at meals and snack time in 2010 than in 2000. The findings appear in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Online grocery stores may be a novel approach to increasing access to fresh, healthy foods for residents of urban food deserts. The Baltimarket in Baltimore is an online service that delivers foods to a local library, but not a customer's home, and a Rush University study in Chicago found that people given a voucher for an online grocery store spent a large part of it on food and vegetables and only a small amount on sweets.
Wendy's will buy 2 million pounds of California strawberries and 1 million pounds of U.S. blueberries this summer to ensure a sufficient supply for its seasonal Berry Almond Chicken Salad, the company said. The salads also include 11 varieties of field greens.
Pea protein is being used to replace soy or animal sources of protein in foods ranging from pasta and brownies to salad dressing, writes registered dietitian Frances Largeman-Roth. Field peas, not the pea-pod variety, are used for pea protein, which could be a protein alternative for vegans or people with a soy or egg allergy, Largeman-Roth suggests.
CIA graduates Anthony and Barbara Chavez's business, Layered Cake Patisserie, is becoming the go-to for pies, wedding cakes, tarts and cookies in Chantilly, Va. The two met in culinary school and gained experience by working at top restaurants in Chicago before opening their baking business. They sell their sweets online and at local farmers markets.