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sodium content still too high
2014-07-02 11:37:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some chain restaurants have been working to reduce the amount of sodium in the foods they serve, but according to a new report from consumer advocacy group the Center For Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) – the average salt reduction by companies is barely significant. The report included an analysis of over 130 meals from 17 popular restaurant chains served between 2009 and 2013. It revealed that Subway cut its sodium by 27...

2014-02-19 12:28:55

Advisory: Nutrition Facts 2.0 WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts from consumer groups, industry, and the designer of the original Nutrition Facts label will discuss how the label might be revised to help Americans select healthier diets. The discussion is hosted by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the nonprofit nutrition and food safety advocacy group that lobbied for passage of the law requiring Nutrition Facts on packaged foods. Who:...

FDA Urged To Limit Soft Drink Sugar Levels
2013-02-14 09:16:09

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Consumer groups, scientists, and health-advocacy organizations recently urged the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider determining safe limits of high-fructose corn syrup and other forms of sugar in soft drinks, as high levels could affect the risk of developing diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. In particular, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) helped spearhead the effort to urge the FDA to...

Consumer Group CSPI Reveals 2013 Xtreme Eating Awards – Foods Packed With Calories
2013-01-16 11:54:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Each January Americans everywhere are busy making their New Year´s resolutions, resolving to quit that unhealthy smoking habit, stop procrastinating quite so much, or making amends to get into the gym a little more often. But perhaps the most popular resolution each year has to do with food. How often have you stood in front of the mirror around the New Year a made the resolve to stop eating quite so many caloric, fat-laden,...

Calorie Counters Unite: McDonalds To Post Calories On Menu Boards
2012-09-13 15:23:30

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online You are what you eat. This is a message that has been hammered by consumer interest groups who have advocated healthier nutrition options as the obesity epidemic continues to skyrocket in the United States. To help educate consumers on its various food and beverage offerings, McDonald's recently announced that locations throughout the U.S. would include calorie information for all items listed on menu boards inside the restaurant...

NYC Ban On Big Sodas Gets Public Fired Up
2012-07-25 13:09:06

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New York City residents got their fair say Tuesday in Mayor Michael Bloomberg´s proposed ban on the sale of large sodas in area restaurants, movie theaters and other public venues, many supporting the ban as a way to fight obesity, but others opposing the measure, calling it pointless and unfair. Despite the public turnout at the Board of Health hearing in Queens, it seemed only a few actually represented the average...

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