Is Trump Right to Let Gas Stations Offer SNAP and to Classify Cheese Spray as a Staple?
Critics of the USDA's new stocking standards say their opposition is about incentivizing retailers, not about penalizing people for what's in their grocery cart.
Cannabis Leads to the Munchies but Not to Bigger Bellies, According to New Research
One new study confirms marijuana smokers prefer junk food, but another finds they are actually a bit thinner than non-users.
Why the FDA Is Considering a 'Healthy' Icon for Food Packaging
The agency wants to update food packaging rules so that such labeling is based on scientific evidence.
Beer Before Liquor Won't Make You Sicker, New Study Finds
New research finds that hangovers result from heavy drinking, no matter the combination of beverages.
Should We Listen to That French Fry Recommendation?
Fries aren't the healthiest food, but they do not act alone.
Addressing the Technical, Political, and Religious Concerns of Human Milk Banks
Breast milk offers better nutrition than formula to infants who cannot access their mother's milk. But centers have proliferated, raising other concerns.
Fewer Fast Food Outlets Does Not Mean Thinner People
Evidence points to a failed attempt at social engineering.
The Youngest Casualties in the War on Obesity
School-based nutrition and BMI screenings are meant to improve the health of students, but emerging evidence shows that, not only aren't they helping, they also appear to be triggering deadly eating disorders in children. Now, a small group of activists is taking on the system—and making a difference.
Are Peanuts the Answer to Preventing Malnutrition?
A study finds "ready to use treatment foods" may help prevent malnutrition—in certain circumstances.
The Former Dentist Uncovering Sugar's Rotten Secrets
University of California–San Francisco researcher Cristin Kearns dropped a promising career at the Kaiser Foundation to dig through sugar industry archives for a smoking gun. With help from the man who brought down Big Tobacco, she’s now proving that Big Sugar steered scientists away from looking at the ingredient’s harmful effects.