Annie’s Pledges to Purge a Class of Chemicals From Its Mac and Cheese

Nearly four years after traces of chemicals believed to cause health problems in children and reproductive issues in adults were found in mass-market macaroni and cheese packets, Annie’s Homegrown has begun working with its suppliers to eliminate the offending material...

Are Some Foods Addictive

In her clinical practice, Dr. Gearhardt has encountered patients — some obese and some not — who struggle in vain to control their intake of highly processed foods. Some attempt to eat them in moderation, only to find that they...

Can Technology Help Us Eat Better?

Dr. Snyder’s research led him to co-found January. The company provides its customers with continuous glucose monitors and then uses artificial intelligence to help them make decisions about what to eat, including predictions about how they might react to different...

The Toll of Fried Foods on Heart Health

Most of us know that a diet rich in fried foods is bad for us. A review of studies quantifies just how bad it can be.In a meta-analysis of 19 studies that included diet and health data on more than...

Some Covid Survivors Haunted by Loss of Smell and Taste

Michele Miller, of Bayside, N.Y., was infected with the coronavirus in March and hasn’t smelled anything since then. Recently, her husband and daughter rushed her out of their house, saying the kitchen was filling with gas.She had no idea. “It’s...

Is American Dietetics a White-Bread World? These Dietitians Think So

Even when Dr. Crayton was president of the academy, in 2015 and 2016, she felt out of step with its other leaders. “I have heard that behind my back they called me an angry Black woman, because I raised questions,”...

Spice Up Your Holiday Cookie Decorations

It’s time to break out the cookie cutters. Despite a forecast of canceled parties and virtual family gatherings, baking traditions go on. In fact, a scaled-down holiday season offers the perfect opportunity to try your hand at new decorating techniques.Sweet,...