Thursday, March 12, 2015
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
For many Americans, Hawai'i is a tropical playground, the place of surf, sun and dream vacations. Behind the tourist façade, though, is one of the most unique multicultural states in the nation, one still dealing with the complicated legacy of the circumstances under which it become part of this country.
Friday, May 09, 2014
Added sugar in 80 percent of products sold in grocery stores has led to an epidemic in obesity in America.
Friday, February 28, 2014
By Joy Y. Wang : WNYC Producer
Is it really worse than table sugar? You'd be surprised, says author Michael Moss, who answers that question and discusses the ongoing battle between the sugar and corn industries.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Dr. Robert Lustig argues that the increased sugar in our diets has led to the pandemic of chronic disease and obesity over the last 30 years. His new book, The Fat Chance Cookbook, the follow-up to Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease, includes more than 100 recipes as well as meal plans, nutritional analyses, shopping lists, and food swaps. Dr. Lustig director of the UCSF Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health Program.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Robert Lustig, pediatric endocrinologist and obesity expert, author of Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease, offers his take on the link between sugar and the public health obesity crisis and what to do about it.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
New York City plans to ban the sale of large sugary drinks, announced Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday. The ban, which aims to fight obesity, would impose a 16-ounce limit on the size of sweetened drinks sold at restaurants, bodegas, and movie theaters. Joining us is Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition at New York University and author of "Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety." Also with us is Jay Cowit, Takeaway Technical Director and Chief Soda Correspondent.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
During the Festival of Lights, which is observed by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains for five days, sugary confections and snacks are given as gifts and shared at home among family and friends. While some people make their own or order them from South Asia, many head to sweets stores in Jackson Heights.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
By Amy Eddings
I've kicked the sugar habit for the past 24 days now, as part of a detox that was supposed to last just 21 days. I'm feeling light on my feet and healthy, I've lost seven pounds, my skin and eyes are super clear ... so, why stop? One possible reason: chocolate.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Is sugar toxic? A 90 minute YouTube video of pediatrics professor Robert Lustig trying to answer the question has counted 800,000 hits. The New York Times has an interesting piece in the magazine section that explains why sugar is on the minds of so many Americans. Marion Nestle is a professor of nutrition at New York University and the author of "What to Eat" and Barry Popkin is the distinguished professor of global nutrition at the University of North Carolina school of public health. Together they explain why sugar is a major public health risk, and what we should do to control it.
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
By Fred Mogul : Reporter, WNYC News
A new public service ad by the city Health Department shows that drinking just a few sodas a day is like eating more than 90 packets of sugar. It’s part of the city’s “Pouring on the Pounds” campaign, one of several where the city’s going for the gross-out, in the hope it will move people to change their behavior.
Monday, January 31, 2011
The people who brought New York the arresting images of a woman whose fingers were amputated because of a crippling nicotine addiction and the folks who showed how effortlessly soda turns into fat have unleashed a new grossed-straight video.
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
For this week's food segment, we take our inspiration from proposed sales taxes on sweets that are sweeping the nation — from California to Mississippi and New York. Legislators, government administrators, and others say such taxes like this may help to discourage us from consuming so many 'empty calories,' and to curb the rising problem of obesity throughout the country.
Our question: Are sweets really so bad? And should we be penalized for eating them?
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Dana sent this post to Your Uncommon Economic Indicators. We can only hope she feels better getting the news off her chest, but we have to wonder: is it really helping anyone through this recession to save on sweetener?
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