healthy food

5 Innovative and Sustainable School Lunch Programs

These five innovative and sustainable school lunch programs and businesses caught our attention. They are a massive change from the inedible lunch options…

Research Center Proposes Carbon Tax on Unsustainable Food

Could a carbon tax on food, as proposed by the International Food Policy Research Institute, help make our food system not only more…

PepsiCo Acquires Kombucha Beverage Maker KeVita

Last week, beverage and snack foods giant PepsiCo acquired the popular brand KeVita, a California-based company that bottles kombucha, probiotic and apple vinegar…

Millennials Push Fast Food Revenue Off a Cliff

McDonald's faces a stark reality: Only 1 out of 5 millennials have ever sampled the signature Big Mac. With the emergence of millennials…

Healthy Eating in America: Are We Really Changing the Way We Eat?

Consumers are bombarded with a plethora of healthy food products these days. But does all of this innovation mean Americans are actually eating…

Do Soda Taxes Benefit the Environment?

Once the medical industry saw how raising taxes on cigarettes improved health statistics, they began to look at another leading health issue in…

Consumers Spoke, Big Food Listened: How the Food Market is Changing

To win back consumers' trust, food companies need to offer healthier food and more transparency. Here are four examples of such initiatives, which…

Unhealthy Big Food: The New Big Tobacco?

Our national weight crisis is a health epidemic that is literally killing us: 300,000 Americans will die this year from obesity. This is…

McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets Now Preservative-Free

McDonald’s menu makeover continues, and its Chicken McNuggets are now free of preservatives, the fast food giant announced this week.

Skipping Breakfast May Not Be the End of the World After All

The daily breakfast is not a panacea for everyone, and studies that insist on that morning meal often use dubious methodology -- or…

Fast Food’s Future Uncertain as More Chinese Are Saying No

Western fast food is on the decline in China, according to research from McKinsey, suggesting that consumers in the world's most populous nation…

Trix Cereals Ditch Artificial Colors, But Consumers Don’t Care

Earlier this week, General Mills’ social media team reminded the public about the new Trix cereal in a cute video posted on the…

People, Profits and Pounds in the American Candy Market

From a health and sustainability perspective, the problem isn't with having a sweet treat now and then. It's with the artificial ingredients found…

Don’t Believe Big Food’s Lies About Smaller Portions

It turns out those 'thin' Oreos probably won't help you lose weight after all -- despite the advertising Big Food throws your way.

Mars To Distinguish ‘Everyday’ and ‘Occasional’ Foods

Privately-owned food giant Mars is raising the bar with a bold, yet potentially slippery, new approach toward food labeling. What stands out most…