Onions, garlic, alcohol, caffeine and other items commonly found in human diets are bad news for pets, according to veterinarian Samantha Klau. Pet owners whose animals have been exposed should watch for signs of toxicity and see a veterinarian right away if problems arise.
Beaufort County Schools nutrition director Gwyn Roberson McBride and her staff went back to recipes from the 1960s and '70s to return the school lunch menu to made-from-scratch meals. The goal is to make the food more nutritious and to reduce costs for the North Carolina school district.
Burgerville is launching a new system that prints calorie counts and other nutritional information on customer receipts, along with tips for cutting calories and fat from meals. The 39-store chain in the Pacific Northwest is the first quickservice company to adopt the Nutricate system, which is already used in some hospitals and corporate cafeterias.
A Harvard Medical School study of 7,822 women with Type 2 diabetes found that those who ate the most bran were 28% less likely to die and 35% less likely to die from cardiovascular disease than those who consumed the least bran. Women with the highest bran intake got about 9 grams each day, about 10 times more than the lowest-intake group.
U.S. researchers said Bisphenol A, a common chemical used in metal can linings, was found in 92% of canned food tested. They said BPA should be banned because leaching from cans to food poses a serious health threat to consumers.