The U.S. is about to hit the one month mark since going trans fat-free. The Food and Drug Administration ruled in 2015 that artificial trans fats were unsafe to eat, giving food producers three years to catch up with new guidelines. Read more here.
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Rhode Island has successfully passed two bills prohibiting the advertising of unhealthy foods and beverages on school property. Now any food marketing must meet minimum nutrition standards, affecting approximately 140,000 students. Read more here.
A newly implemented calorie disclosure law is helping American consumers average a 50 calorie reduction in their food choices. This growing awareness has created a new demand for healthier food options that food establishments will likely need to address if they want to keep customers happy. Read more here.
Today’s growing obesity epidemic has been influenced by many factors, one of which being the steadily increasing and “supersized” portions of food in the US. Three experiments recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that reducing portion sizes for study participants not only reduced their perception of …
According to the USDA Economic Research Service’s annual update, increased demand for healthy fruit options has surprisingly contributed to the increasing growth of supplies without lowering prices. Ideally this pattern will continue for both customers and food producers as the preference for fresh produce drives the market forward. Read more …