Maria Godoy

Maria Godoy appears in the following:

A Glimmer Of Hope In The Fight Against Hunger In America

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The number of Americans struggling to afford food has remained stuck near recession-era highs. But a recent Gallup poll suggests things may be starting to get back on track for some.


Stressed About Holiday Cooking? Take Our Survey, And We'll Help

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

NPR is planning our holiday food coverage, and we want to know what you would find useful. What sorts of tips and tricks are you looking for? Fill out our survey and let us know.


Gladiator Gatorade? Ancient Athletes Had A Recovery Drink, Too

Monday, October 27, 2014

Gladiators guzzled a drink made from plant ash to help their bodies recover after a hard day of sword fighting, according to Roman accounts. New tests of old bones back up that idea.


How 'Foodies' Were Duped Into Thinking McDonald's Was High-End Food

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A viral video shows people lauding fare billed as an "organic" fast-food option that was actually McDonald's. It wasn't just pranksters playing tricks on these poor folks, but maybe their brains, too.


What's Really In A Big Mac? McDonald's Says It's Ready To Tell All

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pink slime? Eyeballs? Rumors about what goes into McD's food have dogged it for years. As U.S. sales falter, the firm's new ad campaign aims to tackle those concerns by inviting consumers' questions.


The Dark History Of Green Food On St. Patrick's Day

Monday, March 17, 2014

Cupcakes, cookies and beer dyed green may mean party time in America, but on the Emerald Isle, they harken back to a desperate past. Still, Ireland has learned to embrace the kitsch for the tourists.


Moo-d Music: Do Cows Really Prefer Slow Jams?

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Some farmers have long sworn by mellow tunes to boost Bessie's milk production. The science is hardly conclusive. But a study hints at what might top the barnyard playlist. (Psst: They liked R.E.M.)


Chipotle Says There's No 'Guacapocalypse' Looming

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Yes, climate change raises the risk that avocados will become extra pricey. But Chipotle says that news reports suggesting it could be forced to drop guacamole from the menu are vastly overstated.


The Secret Lives Of Cows: Jumping For Joy

Monday, March 03, 2014

Yes, they're big, lumbering, earthbound creatures. But sometimes, Bessie and friends just have to get airborne.


New Rules Would Curb How Kids Are Sold Junk Food At School

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Schools have made big strides in meeting standards for healthier meals, but students are still bombarded by junk food marketing. The first lady announced guidelines Tuesday that aim to change that.


Trader Joe's Caught In Sticky Lawsuit Over Peanut Butter Pretzels

Friday, February 21, 2014

Creating the salty-sweet snack was a bit of a technological marvel. And the company that claims to have invented it says Trader Joe's has unfairly cut it out of the pretzel marketplace.


Americans Want Antibiotic-Free Chicken, And The Industry Is Listening

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Chick-fil-A's plan to ditch antibiotics in its birds is part of a small but growing trend. Driving the growth is concern about the risks associated with routine use of antibiotics in farm animals.


Beatlemania! When The Fab Four Rocked The Lunchroom

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Soon after they arrived on U.S. shores, The Beatles infiltrated just about every part of American pop culture — including lunchboxes. Fans have been known to shell out more than $1,000 for an authentic 1960s lunchbox featuring the band.


Oh, So That's What Goes Into A McDonald's Chicken McNugget

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Allegations of mystery meat have long dodged the fast-food giant's crispy chunks of chicken. Now, McDonald's Canada is taking a viral approach to dispelling the rumors with a video that reveals exactly how its McNuggets are made.


Ladies: Good Bacteria In Yogurt May Be Good For Waistlines, Too

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Women who took a probiotic commonly found in yogurts daily while on a diet regime lost significantly more weight and fat than their counterparts who received a placebo. The findings offer interesting hints about how probiotics might be interacting with the tiny microbes that live in our guts.


Frogs And Puffins! 1730s Menus Reveal Royals Were Extreme Foodies

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A rare collection of menus detailing the meals served to King George II and his queen contain plenty to offend our modern, squeamish sensibilities. But the manuscript, which sold at auction Wednesday, also reflects bigger shifts afoot in how food was sourced and prepared. The result? Tastier British cuisine.


Diet Soda: Fewer Calories In The Glass May Mean More On The Plate

Friday, January 17, 2014

The latest evidence that artificially sweetened drinks may be making us hungrier? Heavier-set people who choose diet beverages are making up the calorie gap at meals and through snacks — especially sweet ones, researchers report.


Italians To New Yorkers: 'Forkgate' Scandal? Fuhggedaboutit

Monday, January 13, 2014

New York City's newly minted mayor found himself at the center of a minor scandal Friday after eating pizza "like a tourist." His offense? Tackling a slice with — gasp! — a fork and knife. Turns out, he's got some plausible deniability, Italians say.


Think You're Cold And Hungry? Try Eating In Antarctica

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

The polar vortex putting much of the U.S. in a deep freeze may have you reaching for the comfort cookies. But in Antarctica — where the coldest temperatures on Earth have been recorded — 5,000 calories a day isn't a bad idea. One thing the continent's history teaches us: When life is stripped down to man versus the most brutal elements, bring plenty of snacks.


Flying This Holiday? Here Are A Few Tips To Survive Airline Food

Sunday, December 22, 2013

It's not just lack of quality or freshness that can put a damper on your in-flight meal: Our senses are scrambled at high altitudes. Those sweet and salty sensors might be off as much as 30 percent while in flight.