A small study of children ages 8 to 11 found those who ate raisins and grapes as snacks had lower overall calorie consumption than did those who snacked on chocolate-chip cookies. The findings were published in the Journal of Food Science.
Dartmouth College researchers tested 17 baby formulas, 29 cereal bars and three energy drinks, and found two baby formulas and 22 cereal bars sweetened with organic brown rice syrup that had high arsenic levels. The findings, published the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, indicate an "urgent need" for regulations on arsenic content in food, the researchers said.
A health scare prompted the Rev. Scott Pontes to diet and exercise, which caught on with his parishioners and led to the Pound Away the Pounds With the Padre exercise program at St. Elizabeth's Church in Bristol, R.I. The weekly sessions include a talk by a physician, trainer or someone who keeps the group motivated, and a 45-minute walk and exercise regimen.
Meijer is introducing a line of store-brand products made without artificial ingredients, additives, GMOs, high-fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils or trans fat. The 75 products in the Meijer Naturals line will include chocolate-chip pancake mix, salsa and crackers.
Midwest Airlines is known for freshly baked chocolate-chip cookies and wide leather seats, but some loyal travelers fear those perks will end if the airline is acquired. AirTran Airways has offered to buy Midwest for $345 million. With Midwest's silent period in effect, the loudest voice on behalf of the company is coming from Art Suarez, a Milwaukee-area resident who has launched a grassroots campaign to stop AirTran's bid.