Allison Aubrey

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Hello, My Name Is Porterhouse Chop. I Used To Be 'Pork Chop'

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Pork's most popular cuts don't have snazzy names. At least, not until now.

Coming soon to a grocery store near you are the New York chop, the porterhouse chop and the sirloin chop. Yes, pork is borrowing some of the nomenclature of beef cuts. Why?

"Names have the power ...


Are Younger Catholics Abandoning Fish On Fridays?

Friday, March 22, 2013

It's Friday, and it's Lent. Maybe those of you raised Catholic, as I was, remember tuna noodle casserole, sticks, or the Friday night fish fry?

Seafood consumption typically increases during Lent in the U.S. But Harry Balzer of the survey firm NPD Group says younger Americans are less likely ...


Whole Milk Or Skim? Study Links Fattier Milk To Slimmer Kids

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The job of parenting toddlers ain't easy. Consider the 2-year-old to-do list: Get tantrums under control. Potty train. Transition from whole milk to low-fat milk.

Speaking from experience, only one of these things was easy.

As my daughter turned 2 in January, we made the simple switch to reduced-fat milk. ...


Cash Back On Broccoli: Health Insurers Nudge Shoppers To Be Well

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

At $2.50 a pound, broccoli may seem too expensive. But cut the price by 25 percent, and our thinking about whether we should buy it may change.

A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine concludes that rebates on healthy food purchases lead to significant changes in ...


A Daily Habit Of Green Tea Or Coffee Cuts Stroke Risk

Friday, March 15, 2013

Whether it's green tea that warms you up, or coffee that gives you that morning lift, a new study finds both can help cut the risk of suffering a stroke.

The study, published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, included 82,369 men and women in Japan.

Researchers found ...


Judge Overturns New York City Ban On Big Sugary Sodas

Monday, March 11, 2013

A New York state judge has knocked down New York City's landmark new ban on big, sugary drinks, just one day before it was set to take effect.

Calling them "arbitrary and capricious," state Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling on Monday invalidated regulations that would have banned New York City ...


If Caffeine Can Boost The Memory Of Bees, Can It Help Us, Too?

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Who knew that the flower nectar of citrus plants — including some varieties of grapefruit, lemon and oranges — contains caffeine? As does the nectar of coffee plant flowers.

And when honeybees feed on caffeine-containing nectar, it turns out, the caffeine buzz seems to improve their memories — or their ...


Can Milk Sweetened With Aspartame Still Be Called Milk?

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The dairy industry has a problem. Despite studies demonstrating milk's nutritional benefits, people are drinking less and less of it.

Even children are increasingly opting for water or other low-cal options — including diet soda and artificially sweetened sports drinks.

So how can milk — especially school kids' ...


Documentary 'A Place At The Table' Is A Call To Action On Hunger

Friday, March 01, 2013

One nation underfed. Really?

Many of us don't think of the U.S. as the land of the underfed.

In this era of the expanding waistlines, we hear far more concern about obesity than we do about hunger. But the two are more closely connected that many of us realize.

A ...


Sacrificing Sleep Makes For Run-Down Teens — And Parents

Friday, March 01, 2013

When NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health asked parents and caregivers in our new poll whether getting a good night's sleep is important, families overwhelmingly told us that sleep is a high priority.

But almost all said that it's difficult to pull ...


Family Dinner: Treasured Tradition Or Bygone Ideal?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

When we asked you (via our Facebook page) to tell us about the weekday challenges your families face, given the competing demands of work, commutes, schoolwork and activities, you didn't hold back. Especially on the subject of squeezing in a family dinner.

"This topic hit my central core," wrote


Campaign For Antibiotic-Free Meat Targets Trader Joe's

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Consumer group puts pressure on hip grocery retailer Trader Joe's to sell only antibiotic-free meat. The group says if Trader Joe's makes this transition, it could encourage other grocers to follow suit.


FDA Weighs Federal Standard To Limit Exposure To Arsenic In Rice

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Levels of inorganic arsenic found in rice worry some, but the FDA says more study is needed before it would recommend consumers change their diets. If you're worried, vary the grains ...


Fruit And Veggies Linked To Lower Obesity Rates In New State Fat Rankings

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The nation's heaviest states of 2011 are Mississippi, Louisiana, and W. Virginia. But in the thinnest states, more people report eating five fruit and veggie servings a day and report getting more exercise.


McDonald's Adds Calorie Counts And Maybe Grilled McNuggets To Menu

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

McDonald's moves ahead of the pack to place prominent calorie counts on its menu boards and rethinks those fried chicken nuggets kids love. It's part of a broader move the company is making to address health concerns.


Why Organic Food May Not Be Healthier For You

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Even though organic food has less pesticide residue, a new review of several recent studies finds scant evidence that it has more nutrients or fewer risky bacteria than conventionally...

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Antibiotic-Free Meat Business Is Booming, Thanks To Chipotle

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Antibiotic-free food went mainstream after Chipotle's founder advertised free-range pork on the menu. Now many big players in food service are getting into the act, creating a few supply chain hiccups.


How Do Your Dinnertime Rules Compare With The Obamas'?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

In the Obama household, there are some rules at mealtime. The Obamas eat brown rice instead of white, limit dessert to a few times during the week, and pack lots of vegetables into dinner.

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Chances Are 'Pink Slime' Is In Grocery Store Beef, Too

Friday, March 16, 2012

If you're trying to determine whether the ground chuck you buy in the grocery store contains so-called pink slime, or lean beef trimmings, you won't find it on the ingredient list. "It's not required to be labeled," explains Don Schaffner, a food scientist at Rutgers University.

But, chances ...


Death By Bacon? Study Finds Eating Meat Is Risky

Monday, March 12, 2012

Bacon has been called the gateway meat, luring vegetarians back to meat. And hot dogs are a staple at many a backyard BBQ.

But a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine finds that daily consumption of red meat — particularly processed meat — may be ...

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