Here are some of the best food stories we came across this week:
- It’s Official: NYC Health Panel Bans Big Sodas – The New York City Board of Health approved a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, street carts and movie theaters on Thursday – the first restriction of its kind in the country – in an effort to reduce skyrocketing obesity rates. Convenience stores, vending machines and some newsstands would be exempt.
- Greater Variety Increases Vegetable Intake – A study performed at Penn State and published in the August issue of Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that when participants were served three different vegetables that filled up half their plate, both men and women ate over one half-serving more than when served only one veggie — even when it was their favorite. Continue reading