Nutrition

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7 Food Labels Shoppers Should Ignore Because They Are Meaningless

Some 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.

06/23/2015

Newborn babies lay in their beds at the St. Elisabeth and St. Barbara hospital in Halle, eastern Germany, on January 2, 2012. (WALTRAUD GRUBITZSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

Birth Month May Determine Risk For Certain Diseases

Since 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.

06/09/2015

Women breastfeed their babies at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington on February 12, 2011.(Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Breast Milk Sold Online Can Be Tainted With Cow’s Milk, Study Shows

The 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.

04/06/2015

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Food, Our Diet And Politics: KCBS In Depth With Dr. Marion Nestle

Dr. 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.

03/02/2015

The 'Vessyl' cup offers users nutritional data on whatever is poured into it. (CBS)

Vessyl ‘Smart Cup’ Knows What’s Poured Into It, Helps Users Track Nutrition Data

A San Francisco company has created a cup that knows what’s poured into it.

10/06/2014

Restaurant Calorie Information Makes a Difference to Diners

Restaurant Calorie Information Makes A Difference To Diners

A 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.

07/11/2014

A food label that emphasizes fat.

New Look Proposed For Nutrition Labels Will Highlight Calories and Sugar

The 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.

02/27/2014

Food for Thought in Namibia

Community Corner: Feeding AIDS Patients From Sonoma To Africa

A local Bay Area nonprofit, dedicated to serving those affected with AIDS, is raising funds to help AIDS orphans in Africa.

08/19/2012

Women breastfeed their babies at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington on February 12, 2011.(Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Concord Farmer’s Market To Feature Breastfeeding Booth

Moms 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.

08/02/2012

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Narsai David Book Review: Why Calories Count – From Science To Politics

Nutritionists 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.

06/29/2012

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