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2011-07-20 14:26:00

New study suggests lower calorie foods purchased in restaurants contain more calories than listed Disclosing the calories in restaurant foods to customers holds promise as a strategy to lower the nation's obesity rate. However, a new study of food items from national chain restaurants found that while stated calories on restaurant menus and websites were accurate on average, 19% of individual samples differed from laboratory measurements by more than 100 calories and lower calorie foods...

2010-10-19 08:00:00

BOSTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- DietTV has announced today the beta release of www.DietTV.com, the first comprehensive dieting website. DietTV offers 87 of the most popular diets in America, complete with meal plans, shopping lists and thousands of recipes. DietTV has unveiled its exclusive Eat Anywhere Anytime Guide(TM), which allows users to find food items on their diet at almost every restaurant chain and grocery store in America. DietTV.com will provide individual users, employee...

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2010-06-01 07:38:25

Making food choices based on television advertising results in a very imbalanced diet according to a new study comparing the nutritional content of food choices influenced by television to nutritional guidelines published in the June issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Investigators found that a 2,000-calorie diet consisting entirely of advertised foods would contain 25 times the recommended servings of sugars and 20 times the recommended servings of fat, but less than...

2008-10-10 03:00:22

By McGranahan, Leslie In July 2008, food prices were 6.0% above their July 2007 level. This article examines how different household types have been affected by the recent rapid rise in food prices. Increases in food prices have been grabbing headlines recently. In this Chicago Fed Letter, I investigate the ex- penditure patterns of different types of households to discover which house- holds have been most affected by food price changes. I find that food price increases have had a more...

2008-08-24 12:00:27

Text of report in English by opposition Sudanese newspaper Khartoum Monitor website on 24 August This has become an expensive commencement since some months ago the rise of prices on food commodities. Most of the prices have increased unnecessarily making some people unable to afford to buy even a single meal. Some years ago when the prices of any food item increased, the citizens in Khartoum city went on strike demanding their rights to know why there is an increment in the prices for food...


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