A new study reveals the majority of Americans largely underestimate the calorie content of fast food. Harvard researchers examined consumers' choices at fast food restaurants where calorie content was not listed on the menu.
The participants were then asked to estimate how many calories were included in their meal.... more »
Mystery meat is a thing of the past. Starting today, the Department of Agriculture is requiring nutrition labels on 40 of the most popular cuts of beef and poultry.
The labels are similar to those shoppers have grown accustom to seeing on items like canned soup and cereal. The... more »
Mars, the maker of Snickers, Twix and M&M's, has announced that it will stop selling chocolate products with more than 250 calories in them, by the end of next year. The company also says it will reduce sodium levels by a quarter, by the year 2015.
The company says... more »
The Food and Drug Administration is considering a rule change that would require movie theaters to disclose the calorie content of food sold at its concession stands. A 2009 study by the Center for Science in the Public Interest concluded that large orders of popcorn sold at the nations largest... more »
Several of the nation's largest food companies say they will take 1.5 trillion calories out of their products by 2015 in an effort to reduce childhood obesity.
First lady Michelle Obama announced the move Monday after a coalition of food manufacturers pledged to reduce the calories as part of... more »
Alejandra Ramos has lost her appetite for the occasional carnitas burrito from Chipotle, the frozen frappucino from Starbucks and the blueberry muffin from Dunkin' Donuts.
And she's not happy about it.
"Once they put up the calorie counts, then suddenly I was like, 'I can't eat this, this... more »