Posts Tagged ‘healthy eating’

Who’s Winning? Cracker Barrel or Whole Foods?

November 7, 2018 — Way back in 2016, some pundits described the U.S. presidential election as a victory of Cracker Barrel over Whole Foods. That was then. This is now. In the match between comfort food and healthy eating, our verdict is that neither one is clearly winning. Not so different from the mid-term election results we just witnessed. Everyone […]

Who Ordered the Broccoli Latte?

June 8, 2018 — Rarely does one innovation cover so many angles. But Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is pushing every button with this one – a broccoli latte. Even though they might not fix our unhealthy food supply all by themselves, the folks at CSIRO are sure giving it a try. Drink Your Veggies Who needs a Vitamix […]

Feeding the Healthy Food Marketing Machine

April 29, 2018 — Everyone wants to eat healthy. The healthy food marketing machine is ready and able to sell it to you. And so, FDA is gearing up the tools to help. At the recent National Food Policy Conference in Washington, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb offered a snapshot of agency priorities on health claims for food. Healthy and […]

Chipotle Chorizo Burrito: What Calories?

November 23, 2016 — Call it bad luck or call it bad karma. Chipotle has been having more than its share. The latest turn of the screw is a class action lawsuit for false advertising. This wound is a self-inflicted. In-store advertising depicted a new chorizo burrito as having only 300 calories. In fact, just the chorizo is 300 […]

Fleeing the Golden Arches for What?

October 9, 2016 — Healthy-ish food at fast casual restaurants like Panera and Chipotle has been capturing consumers who began turning away from the Golden Arches in the 1990s. Better, presumably healthier food has been the alluring promise. But Danielle Schoffman and colleagues have nicely documented that this promise might be false. Their study in the latest issue of the […]

Three Reasons for Restaurants to Worry

October 2, 2016 — Consumer attitudes about food, dining, and health are shaking up the business climate for restaurants. Three big factors are creating worries, along with a few business opportunities. An unhealthy image is driving many people – especially millennials – away from fast food and fast casual restaurants that have prospered for years. Chipotle, with its faux-healthy “food with integrity” […]

Is Healthful Eating More Expensive?

August 19, 2016 — Healthful eating, if you find it at Whole Foods, can definitely be expensive. Folks from Harvard and Brown Universities say healthful food costs about $1.50 more per day than junk food. They base their assertions on a 2013 analysis published in BMJ Open. But like so many other questions in nutrition, the answer depends on how you ask […]

Getting a Grip on Orthorexia

July 13, 2016 — As public interest in concepts of healthy eating and now “clean eating” has grown, health and nutrition professionals have begun recognize that an obsession with healthy eating can become pathological. In 1997, Stephen Bratman first described orthorexia nervosa in Yoga Journal as a “the health food eating disorder.” Unfortunately, almost 20 years later, experts are still struggling […]

Spoiling the Meal

April 26, 2015 — Americans put a lot of energy into thinking about dietary requirements for healthy eating. An invitation to share a meal often comes with a query about dietary requirements. Restaurants are unfazed by requests for paleo vegan gluten-free meals. Are we spoiling the meal? Are we making ourselves healthier? The French honor a very different approach. […]