7 Food Labels Shoppers Should Ignore Because They Are MeaninglessSome labels, like “organic,” “low-fat,” or “sugar-free” have real nutritional value because they are regulated by federal law. Others are just empty and purposely vague. Here are 7 meaningless labels you probably hear all the time.
Birth Month May Determine Risk For Certain DiseasesSince humans first gazed at the heavens, birth months have been examined for clues about our lives. Now, scientists have discovered our birth months may actually determine the risk of developing certain diseases.
Breast Milk Sold Online Can Be Tainted With Cow's Milk, Study ShowsThe Internet is a resource for just about anything including a place to purchase human breast milk. A new study shows some of the milk sold online can contain cow's milk and previous studies have shown high-levels of potentially dangerous bacteria.
Food, Our Diet And Politics: KCBS In Depth With Dr. Marion NestleDr. Marion Nestle, a former nutrition senior advisor for the U.S. Department of Health, discusses the new dietary guidelines recommended to the government and how the food industry's interests could conflate things.
Vessyl 'Smart Cup' Knows What's Poured Into It, Helps Users Track Nutrition DataA San Francisco company has created a cup that knows what’s poured into it.
Restaurant Calorie Information Makes A Difference To DinersA first-of-its kind study by the Centers for Disease Control finds that six-out-of-ten diners who are aware of calorie counts take them into consideration when placing their order.
New Look Proposed For Nutrition Labels Will Highlight Calories and SugarThe number for calories will be getting bigger, and a new category for added sugars will be included on the “Nutrition Facts” labels that appear on most food packages.
Community Corner: Feeding AIDS Patients From Sonoma To AfricaA local Bay Area nonprofit, dedicated to serving those affected with AIDS, is raising funds to help AIDS orphans in Africa.
Concord Farmer's Market To Feature Breastfeeding BoothMoms in search of healthy food for their families could get an extra helping of nutrition information at a breastfeeding booth at Concord’s farmers’ market Thursday evening.
Narsai David Book Review: Why Calories Count - From Science To PoliticsNutritionists Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim cover a lot of ground very accessibly in Why Calories Count: From Science To Politics. They begin with a basic scientific definition of what a calorie really is before exploring the food industry’s influence on nutrition and how politics plays into food safety, including pet food.
San Francisco Judge Tosses Lawsuit Targeting McDonald's Happy MealsA San Francisco judge has dismissed a proposed class-action lawsuit that sought to stop McDonald’s Corp. from using toys to market its meals to children in the Golden State.
Five Vet Tips To Keep Your Dog Healthy In San FranciscoA healthy lifestyle is one of the key ingredients to living a longer, happier life. Making health-conscious decisions should always extend to pets. Start with these five basics your vet wants you to know and do for your furry friend.