Health & Wellness

A Final Farewell to Artificial Trans Fat

Center for Science in the Public Interest | June 13, 2018 | The food industry has until Monday to stop producing foods that contain artificial trans fat—a deadline that comes just over 14 years after the Center for Science in the Public Interest petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to revoke partially hydrogenated oil’s regulatory status as safe for… Read More


Drink to Your Health – Kombucha’s unlikely rise from Soviet elixir to modern-day miracle drink

by Danielle Elliot  May 23, 2018, 1:31pm EDT Illustrations by Chrissy Curtin SHARE In May of 1995, Ruth Patras realized that something was wrong with her 5-week-old daughter, Ciara. Initially happy and healthy, about a month after Ciara was born, the whites of her eyes started to turn yellow. Over the next few days, the color deepened, and her… Read More


USDA Unveils Prototypes For GMO Food Labels, And They’re … Confusing

NPR || May 19, 20187:55 AM ET ||MERRIT KENNEDY The USDA has released several options for what the labels might look like.  Department of Agriculture   Foods that contain genetically modified ingredients will soon have a special label. We recently got the first glimpse of what that label might look like when the U.S. Department of… Read More


Mobile Meals Knoxville Becomes REAL Certified

For Immediate Release April 9, 2018 Contact: Judith Pelot Senior Nutrition Program/Mobile Meals Manager (865) 524-2786 judith.pelot@knoxseniors.org   Knox County Mobile Meals Receives Eat REAL Certification   Knox County Mobile Meals is pleased to announce that they are the first Meals on Wheels program in the nation to receive Eat REAL® certification. REAL Certified is… Read More


Across The World, If You Eat For Your Health, You’ll Help The Planet

By Dan Charles || From NPR’s The Salt || December 4, 2017 Brahman cattle graze in a field in Innisfail, Queensland, Australia. Researchers can estimate the greenhouse gas emissions and land used to produce various foods in different parts of the world. They’ve used that data to calculate the environmental impact of a shift in… Read More


Twinkies, Carrots, and Farm Policy Reality

By John Ikerd || Civil Eats || December 19, 2017 An agricultural economist writes that treating Twinkies and carrots as the beginning and end of the farm subsidies discussion distracts from useful public discourse. In a recent article, Washington Post food columnist Tamar Haspel took author and journalist Michael Pollan to task for blaming the… Read More


The Cooking Class Bringing Better Health to the U.S-Mexico Border

By Jackie Bryant || originally posted on Civil Eats || December 13, 2017 Cooking for Salud! is graduating kitchenistas armed with cooking and nutrition skills. Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center catches most people by surprise. The large, idyllic, white Craftsman home sits atop a hill, standing out from the small, suburban ranch homes that surround… Read More


Is The Secret To A Healthier Microbiome Hidden In The Hadza Diet?

By Michaeleen Doucleff || NPR || August 24, 2017 Hadza man eating honeycomb and larvae from a beehive. || Matthieu Paley/National Geographic The words “endangered species” often conjure up images of big exotic creatures. Think elephants, leopards and polar bears. But there’s another of type of extinction that may be occurring, right now, inside our… Read More