Latest Nutrition News

UN food agency: Afghan malnutrition rates at record high

Jan. 27, 2023 11:58 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Malnutrition rates in Afghanistan are at record highs with half the country enduring severe hunger throughout the year, a spokesman for the World Food Program said Thursday. The Taliban takeover in August 2021 drove millions into poverty and hunger after...

No more nuggets? School lunch goes farm-to-table — for some

Jan. 24, 2023 13:26 PM EST

CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — As the fine-dining chef at a suburban high school gave samples of his newest recipes, junior Anahi Nava Flores critiqued a baguette sandwich with Toscano salami, organic Monterey Jack, arugula and a scratch-made basil spread: “This pesto aioli is good!" ...

Taliban ban on women workers hits vital aid for Afghans

Jan. 12, 2023 01:25 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Last June, a team of female doctors and nurses drove six hours across mountains, dry riverbeds and on unpaved roads to reach victims of a massive earthquake that had just hit eastern Afghanistan, killing more than 1,000 people. When they got there, a day...

Best of CES 2023: Nutrition tracking and a very smart mixer

Jan. 09, 2023 16:26 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — From an AI oven that promises to warn you when your food is about to burn to a mixing bowl designed to take the hassle out of tracking calories, food tech was a key theme at this year's CES tech show in Las Vegas. Brad Jashinsky, a director analyst at research firm...

Former Virginia first lady 'Jinks' Holton dies at 97

Dec. 16, 2022 18:56 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia “Jinks” Rogers Holton, a former first lady of Virginia, died Friday morning at her home, her family said in a statement. She was 97. Holton was the wife of the late Republican Gov. A. Linwood Holton Jr., who served in the 1970s and declared an end...

MyPlate? Few Americans know or heed US nutrition guide

Nov. 29, 2022 09:41 AM EST

Here’s a quick quiz: What replaced the food pyramid, the government guide to healthy eating that stood for nearly 20 years? If you’re stumped, you’re not alone. More than a decade after Agriculture Department officials ditched the pyramid, few Americans have...

Venezuela's gov, opponents resume talks; US eases sanction

Nov. 26, 2022 15:37 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Venezuela’s government and its opposition on Saturday agreed to create a U.N.-managed fund to finance health, food and education programs for the poor, while the Biden administration eased some oil sanctions on the country in an effort to boost the newly restarted talks...

USDA program keeps extra COVID-era money for fruits, veggies

Nov. 17, 2022 19:27 PM EST

U.S. agriculture officials proposed changes Thursday to the federal program that helps pay the grocery bills for low-income pregnant women, babies and young children, including extending a bump in payments for fresh fruits and vegetables allowed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Boozman reelected to Senate, awaits word on ag panel chair

Nov. 08, 2022 20:49 PM EST

Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman cruised to reelection Tuesday, but what role the two-term incumbent will play in his next stint depends on which party clinches control of the chamber after the midterms. Boozman won a third, six-year term by defeating Democrat Natalie James,...

Underground Kitchen provides healthy meals for those in need

Nov. 05, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Before the pandemic, The Underground Kitchen was known for its glamorous, sold-out, $150-per-plate dinners from top chefs in secret locations. But when the pandemic closed down bars and restaurants, UGK was shuttered, too. “For weeks, we...