Eliza Barclay

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How Many Calories Do Olympic Athletes Need?

Friday, August 05, 2016

To Olympians, food is fuel, and mileage may vary. Depending on their sport, contenders need to consume anywhere between 1,200 to 8,000 calories before competing.


Eat Less Meat, We're Told. But Americans' Habits Are Slow To Change

Friday, February 26, 2016

These days, it can be hard to ignore all the messages to eat less meat and more vegetables.

Last year, the World Health Organization used its megaphone to publicize the link between cancer and excessive red meat consumption.

Environmentalists push the message, too, by pointing to all the ...


#NPRreads: 4 Winning Stories To Tackle This Weekend

Saturday, February 06, 2016

#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

From political reporter Sam Sanders:

Writing ...


Beer And Snack Pairings: A Super Bowl Game Everyone Can Win

Friday, February 05, 2016

Which beer goes with guacamole? And which brew adds a nice clean, crisp finish to spicy wings?

Those are burning questions for anyone who wants to take his snack game to the next level this Super Bowl weekend. And two craft beer experts who wrote the book on pairing have ...


'Food Surgeon' Dissects Candy And Fruit With Weirdly Hypnotic Flair

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Two blue-gloved hands grip a scalpel and slowly, methodically peel the label off a mandarin orange and pierce the fruit's skin — separating pith from flesh with cool deliberation. One week later, the hand and the scalpel are back to carefully extricate the center of a Reese's peanut butter cup ...


Scientists Are Building A Case For How Food Ads Make Us Overeat

Friday, January 29, 2016

Why is it that we haven't seen ads for cigarettes on television since the Nixon administration?

Because public health officials said the ads caused people to smoke more and raised their risk of getting cancer. And because Nixon stood up to the tobacco industry to sign legislation banning the ...


Meet The Most Pampered Vegetables In America

Monday, January 25, 2016

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Meet The Most Pampered Vegetables In America

Monday, January 25, 2016

Chef's Garden is a farm in Ohio growing vegetables to the specifications of the world's top chefs. It's a place where vegetables are artistic materials painstakingly tended and handled like jewels.


Warning Labels Might Help Parents Buy Fewer Sugary Drinks, Study Finds

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Eating healthfully in America is hard. We have to contend with constant sugary and oily temptations, while pervasive ads coax us to eat these items day in and out.

The public health community generally agrees that regulations and taxes could help remind us of the potential health toll of the ...


More Hospitals Are Ditching Antibiotics In The Meat They Serve

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Every year some 2 million Americans get infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and 23,000 of them die from these superbugs.

Superbugs are mostly a hospital problem: They're where these pathogens are often born and spread, and where the infected come for help. But hospitals are not where the majority of antibiotics ...


We Eat Too Much Sodium Because Companies Keep Dumping It In Our Food

Thursday, January 07, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beating the drum again: We're consuming too much sodium and it's a reason we have such high rates of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

Not me, you say? Well, chances are, yes, you.

An analysis appearing in this week's Morbidity and Mortality ...


The Year In Eggs: Everyone's Going Cage-Free, Except Supermarkets

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Animal welfare advocates got major traction this year pushing for cage-free eggs.

In September, McDonald's pledged it would move to 100-percent cage-free eggs in its supply chain. And while the movement was already underway, this announcement seemed to really set off a domino effect.

Some of the biggest egg ...


The Year In Food: Artificial Out, Innovation In (And 2 More Trends)

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

From big food companies simplifying ingredients, to the U.S. government's new goal to reduce food waste, to a public image crisis for Chipotle, 2015 has been a big year for food.


'The Book Of Pears': A Love Letter To A Once Pre-Eminent Fruit

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tour the produce section of a modern grocery store and you may conclude that we live in an age of unprecedented variety and abundance.

Indeed, it's never been easier to experience exotic fruit flavors like durian, dragon fruit or lychee and find staple fruits like blueberries and oranges pretty ...


More Women Are Freezing Their Eggs, But Will They Ever Use Them?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The procedure is rapidly going mainstream, but it's so new that it's impossible to know if these women will exercise their option to have a child. Also, live birth rates from frozen eggs remain low.


Will Drinking Green Tea Boost Your Metabolism? Not So Fast

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

It's a tantalizing idea, isn't it, that we could burn stored fat simply by nibbling or sipping on something that tastes good.

Plenty of companies are now capitalizing on the allure of "metabolism boosting" foods and drinks. Among the most-hyped substance is green tea — for its supposed powers as ...


Ask Us Anything About How Fertility Testing Is Like A Pandora's Box

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Earlier this month, I reported on a test for women who are exploring egg freezing as an option to preserve their fertility for the future.

My story looked at how the fertility industry uses the test to help guide patients in making a major life decision like egg freezing, ...


In 'Soda Politics,' Big Soda At Crossroads Of Profit And Public Health

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Ever wondered how a few companies — namely Coca-Cola and PesiCo — created multibillion-dollar empires marketing flavored sugar water?

Nutrition scholar Marion Nestle, one of the most dogged chroniclers of the U.S. food industry and its politics, did. She was intrigued by the power of Big Soda and how ...


What's Funny About The Business Of Monkeys Picking Coconuts?

Monday, October 19, 2015

If you've consumed coconut oil or coconut meat lately, there's a reasonable chance it was imported from Thailand. And if it was, there's an even better chance the farmer who grew that coconut had a monkey fetch it from a tall tree.

Thailand has been raising and training pigtailed ...


Berkeley's Sugary Drinks Are Getting Pricier, Thanks To New Tax

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Public health advocates have argued that one of the best ways to fight obesity would be to tax the sugary drinks that science has implicated as a big part of the problem.

While many states and cities have tried to find ways to tax sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages, ...