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Nutritional quality of kids' menus not improving

For immediate release: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Boston, MA – U.S. chain restaurants participating in a National Restaurant Association initiative to improve the nutritional quality of their children’s menus have made no significant changes compared with restaurants not participating…

Taking aim at salt

In this week’s podcast: The push to reduce the amount of salt in processed foods, plus new research that could offer a way to prevent Zika virus and a range of other diseases, and why many students don't…

The science behind the new dietary guidelines report

February 27, 2015 -- What should we eat to be healthy—and to stay that way? More fruits and vegetables. Less red and processed meat. Whole grains instead of refined. Nonfat dairy foods, legumes, nuts, and seafood. Fewer foods…

Where's the salt?

[ Spring 2014 ] People across the globe are consuming far more sodium than is healthy, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Cambridge. In 181 of 187 countries…