Food

2023-01-24 16:58:06
by Dan McCue
Looking to Chow Down and Not Gain Weight? AARP Offers Some Hope

WASHINGTON — We all think of January as our “makeover” month. Diets start, exercise equipment gets an extra look and... Read More

WASHINGTON — We all think of January as our “makeover” month. Diets start, exercise equipment gets an extra look and when the weather is good, walks get just a little bit longer. Still, for most of us, dropping unwanted pounds... Read More

2023-01-20 17:17:12
by Dan McCue
Panel Named to Work on New Dietary Guidelines

WASHINGTON — Twenty nationally recognized public health and nutrition experts have been tapped by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and... Read More

WASHINGTON — Twenty nationally recognized public health and nutrition experts have been tapped by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services to help draft the nation’s revised dietary guidelines. The first meeting of the new Dietary Guidelines... Read More

2022-11-30 16:58:41
by TWN Staff
New Study Challenges ‘Good’ Cholesterol’s Role in Predicting Heart Disease Risk

BETHESDA, Md. — A new study has found that high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, the so-called "good cholesterol," may not be as... Read More

BETHESDA, Md. — A new study has found that high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, the so-called "good cholesterol," may not be as effective as scientists once believed in uniformly predicting cardiovascular disease risk among adults of different racial and ethnic backgrounds.  In... Read More

MyPlate? Few Americans Know or Heed US Nutrition Guide

Here’s a quick quiz: What replaced the food pyramid, the government guide to healthy eating that stood for nearly 20... Read More

Here’s a quick quiz: What replaced the food pyramid, the government guide to healthy eating that stood for nearly 20 years? If you’re stumped, you’re not alone. More than a decade after Agriculture Department officials ditched the pyramid, few Americans... Read More

Fighting Food Poisoning: Sweeping Poultry Changes Proposed

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday proposed sweeping changes in the way chicken and... Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday proposed sweeping changes in the way chicken and turkey meat is processed that are intended to reduce illnesses from food contamination but could require meat companies to make... Read More

2022-09-27 19:17:15
by Dan McCue
White House Outlines Strategy for Ending Hunger by 2030

WASHINGTON — In the 50 years since the last Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health was convened at the White... Read More

WASHINGTON — In the 50 years since the last Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health was convened at the White House, the United States has struggled to end chronic food insecurity in some communities, while seeing a marked increase in... Read More

In Mexico's Dry North, Colorado River Adds to Uncertainty

MEXICALI (AP) — When Gilbert Quintana, a farmer in the Mexicali Valley, learned he would soon lose 15% of his... Read More

MEXICALI (AP) — When Gilbert Quintana, a farmer in the Mexicali Valley, learned he would soon lose 15% of his water supply, he did what he's done before in a pinch: buy water from other growers in northern Mexico. But... Read More

2022-08-30 15:15:51
by Dan McCue
Salty Snacks, High-Sugar Treats Appear to Increase Dementia Risk

TIANJIN, China — The consumption of ultra-processed foods — salty snacks, sugar-rich treats and anything laden with a heaping helping... Read More

TIANJIN, China — The consumption of ultra-processed foods — salty snacks, sugar-rich treats and anything laden with a heaping helping of preservatives — have long been associated with everything from sketchy mental health to full-blown cardiovascular disease. Now, a recent... Read More

Tea Drinkers Enjoy Possible Health Benefits, Study Suggests

A cup of tea just got a bit more relaxing. Tea can be part of a healthy diet and people... Read More

A cup of tea just got a bit more relaxing. Tea can be part of a healthy diet and people who drink tea may even be a little more likely to live longer than those who don't, according to a... Read More

US Wholesale Inflation Fell in July for 1st Time in Two Years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices at the wholesale level fell from June to July, the first month-to-month drop in more than... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices at the wholesale level fell from June to July, the first month-to-month drop in more than two years and a sign that some of the U.S. economy's inflationary pressures cooled last month. Thursday’s report from the Labor Department... Read More

Inflation Hits NYC's Bodega Favorite: Bacon, Egg and Cheese

NEW YORK (AP) — Ah, the bacon, egg and cheese. The classic bodega breakfast sandwich is a staple in many... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Ah, the bacon, egg and cheese. The classic bodega breakfast sandwich is a staple in many a New Yorker's diet. It's easy to make, easy to eat on the go and cheap — although not as... Read More

2022-07-13 21:56:07
by Natalie McCormick
USDA Seeks to Reduce Risks to ‘Double Cropping’ Farmers

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking steps to reduce the economic risks associated with so-called double cropping,... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking steps to reduce the economic risks associated with so-called double cropping, or raising two crops on the same land in one year.  Working with its Risk Management Agency, the USDA is... Read More

2022-07-08 20:37:08
by Dan McCue
Nearly 5M Additional Cans of Infant Formula Soon to Reach Store Shelves

WASHINGTON — More than 4.8 million cans of infant formula will be shipped to U.S. retailers from an Australian manufacturer... Read More

WASHINGTON — More than 4.8 million cans of infant formula will be shipped to U.S. retailers from an Australian manufacturer beginning in August, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday. The formula is being sourced from Care A2+, an Australian-owned... Read More

2022-06-08 21:24:19
by Alexa Hornbeck
USDA Implements New Framework Focused on Improving Nutrition and Food Security

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is currently working to implement a new framework aimed at transforming food systems,... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is currently working to implement a new framework aimed at transforming food systems, especially for underserved communities. “It’s a new way of thinking about how to transform the food system to meet the... Read More

2022-05-27 16:28:49
by Dan McCue
Senate Bill Seeks Stricter Scrutiny of ‘Safe’ Chemicals in Food

WASHINGTON — A bill introduced by Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., on Thursday would tighten the rules for companies seeking pre-market... Read More

WASHINGTON — A bill introduced by Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., on Thursday would tighten the rules for companies seeking pre-market approval for chemicals included in food. The legislation would also direct the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and... Read More

2022-05-20 19:53:30
by Reece Nations
FDA Rebuffs Total Ban of Harmful Chemicals in Food Packaging

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Watch what you eat, or at least what your food is exposed to. The Food and... Read More

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Watch what you eat, or at least what your food is exposed to. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday amended its food additive regulations to no longer provide for previously authorized chemicals to be used... Read More

2022-05-13 18:38:52
by Dan McCue
Baby Formula Maker Extends WIC Rebates to Ease Shortage Crisis

WASHINGTON — Abbott Nutrition on Friday committed to continue providing rebates in states with which it holds Special Supplemental Nutrition... Read More

WASHINGTON — Abbott Nutrition on Friday committed to continue providing rebates in states with which it holds Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children contracts through August 31 in a bid to ease the ongoing baby formula crisis.... Read More

2022-04-07 20:36:37
by Dan McCue
House Passes $55 Billion COVID Relief Bill for Restaurants, Bars, Others

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday approved a $55 billion COVID-19 relief bill aimed at helping restaurants, bars and other... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday approved a $55 billion COVID-19 relief bill aimed at helping restaurants, bars and other businesses shake off the lingering effects of the now two-year-old pandemic. But even with the rush put on considering the... Read More

2022-03-22 22:47:44
by Reece Nations
School Nutrition Advocates Urge Congress to Extend Pandemic Meal Waivers

ARLINGTON, Va. — School food directors and nutrition advocates are warning that without an extension to pandemic child nutrition waivers,... Read More

ARLINGTON, Va. — School food directors and nutrition advocates are warning that without an extension to pandemic child nutrition waivers, schools across the country will be forced to cancel or scale back meal services for local families. The waivers, which... Read More

2022-02-15 22:20:02
by Dan McCue
Korsmo Tapped to Head National Restaurant Association

WASHINGTON — The National Restaurant Association has chosen Michelle Korsmo, president and CEO of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of... Read More

WASHINGTON — The National Restaurant Association has chosen Michelle Korsmo, president and CEO of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, to be its new guiding light. Korsmo, who will start her new role on May 1, will hold the... Read More

FDA Spells Out Lower Sodium Goals for Food Industry

NEW YORK (AP) — Food companies are coming under renewed pressure to use less salt after U.S. regulators spelled out... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Food companies are coming under renewed pressure to use less salt after U.S. regulators spelled out long-awaited guidelines aimed at reducing sodium levels in dozens of foods including condiments, cereals, french fries and potato chips. The... Read More

2021-10-13 01:25:17
by Anthropocene
The Most Comprehensive Study Ever Reveals Which are the Greenest ‘Blue Foods’

This article is by Emma Bryce and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. What is the role of fish in a sustainable food... Read More

This article is by Emma Bryce and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. What is the role of fish in a sustainable food future? Compared to other food groups, we have limited knowledge about the environmental impact of blue foods when it comes... Read More

2021-09-29 21:45:19
by Alexa Hornbeck
Bridging the Texture Gap in Plant-Based Food Formulations

The market for plant-based foods continues to grow with new technologies that can take foods like soy, potato and peas,... Read More

The market for plant-based foods continues to grow with new technologies that can take foods like soy, potato and peas, and transform them into plant-based meats, cheeses, candy and more. According to retail sales data from the Plant Based Foods... Read More

2021-09-21 13:57:00
by TWN Staff
Restaurant Association Honors D.C.’s Most Notable

It was an award night unlike any other in the history of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington annual RAMMY Awards... Read More

It was an award night unlike any other in the history of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington annual RAMMY Awards presentation. After a year of disruption and pandemic-related hardship, the 39th RAMMY Awards were more than an acknowledgement of the... Read More

White House Competition Council Seeks Lower Consumer Prices

A new White House council on U.S. economic conditions plans to hold its first meeting Friday, with participants to highlight... Read More

A new White House council on U.S. economic conditions plans to hold its first meeting Friday, with participants to highlight at least 18 actions taken to help consumers and potentially lower prices. The council, an outgrowth of a July executive... Read More

2021-08-31 14:41:19
by Dan McCue
Rules Committee to Host Roundtable on Food as Medicine

WASHINGTON -- The House Rules committee will host a roundtable discussion examining food as medicine on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The House Rules committee will host a roundtable discussion examining food as medicine on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. The event, announced by Committee Chairman James McGovern, D-Mass., is the seventh in a series of committee events... Read More

2021-08-18 21:23:16
by Alexa Hornbeck
Arsenic in Rice a Persistent Problem and Climate Change Could be Making it Worse

A recent paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reviews decades of efforts by scientists to... Read More

A recent paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reviews decades of efforts by scientists to get arsenic out of rice.  Arsenic, in inorganic form, is a pollutant which can stem from industrial processes and pesticides,... Read More

2021-08-05 12:23:18
by Alexa Hornbeck
The New Social Determinants Caucus

Two weeks ago, Reps. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill.,Tom Cole, R-Okla., G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., and Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., created a new Social... Read More

Two weeks ago, Reps. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill.,Tom Cole, R-Okla., G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., and Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., created a new Social Determinants Caucus, which will coordinate federal investments in health and social drivers of health such as food, housing and transportation.... Read More

2021-08-05 12:19:42
by Alexa Hornbeck
New Rules Could Take Californiaʼs Pork Supply Offline

The California Farm Confinement Proposition, known as Prop 12, is set to become effective next year and could mean that... Read More

The California Farm Confinement Proposition, known as Prop 12, is set to become effective next year and could mean that pork suppliers lose access to California’s large market. The law will implement space requirements for chickens, calves, and hogs, such... Read More

2021-07-12 18:12:26
by Ansley Puckett
Julia Child’s Georgetown Home Renovation Nears End

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Julia Child’s house in Georgetown is looking a bit different than it did when the famous American... Read More

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Julia Child’s house in Georgetown is looking a bit different than it did when the famous American chef lived in it.  The current owner, Rory Veevers-Carter, bought the 1,497 square foot home in 2015 and began official... Read More

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