Snack and soda makers that often are blamed for fueling the nation's obesity rates also play a role in educating the dietitians who advise Americans on healthy eating.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, where first lady Michelle Obama spoke about helping parents and other consumers make healthier choices as part of her Let's Move program. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
First lady Michelle Obama, flanked by enlargements of a proposed nutrition label, left, and a proposed alternate label, claps as she speaks during in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, about helping parents and other consumers make healthier choices as p…
This handout image provide by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows, from left, a current food nutrition label, a proposed label and an alternate label. Revamped food nutrition labels would change serving sizes for popular items like ice cream and sodas, make calories listing more pro…
Registered nurse and nutrition guru Seattle Sutton greeted guests and the contestants for the 15-week 2014 Slim Down Challenge at the contest launch Jan. 13 at the Seattle Sutton Healthy Eating location at 620 W. 81st Ave. in Merrillville.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois shoppers could find themselves paying extra for soft drinks under a proposed statewide soda tax.
Region residents will have to wait a whole year before Whole Foods brings its organic kale and grass-fed beef to Schererville.
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Twenty years ago, when our region first developed a Quality of Life Indicators Report, the founders of the report recognized the harmful impact poverty has on all who call our region home. The latest version of the report shows that since 2000, the poverty rate has increased in Lake, Porter …
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LAKE STATION | There will be a family nutrition event from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Lake Station-New Chicago branch of the Lake Public Library, 2007 Central Ave.
CHICAGO | Chicago officials are announcing they have installed a total of 100 gardens where students can grow fruit and vegetables at their schools.
A nutritional rating system using gold stars affixed to price labels on grocery store shelves appears to have shifted buying habits.
The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program provides access to fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers. Northwest Indiana Community Action, in partnership with the Indiana State Health Department, is hosting the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program in Lake, Porter, Starke, Pulask…
HAMMOND | Hammond elementary school students enjoyed special culinary creations Friday from visiting chef Cyndie Story.
T.F. South senior Shannon Pollard, 17, chooses from healthy snacks and drinks Wednesday following a workout during teacher Tim Cocco's, left, "Wake Up Call" exercise and nutrition program for students that meets at 7 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the school.
T.F. South teacher Tim Cocco started "Wake Up Call" exercise and nutrition program for students that meets at 7 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in the school's Fitness Center. Cocco says a handful of students participate in the "student-centered wellnes program" that offers a 20- to 25-minute ca…
Thornton Fractional South High School senior Shannon Pollard, 17, works out Wednesday morning on an elliptical cardio machine in the school's Fitness Center during teacher Tim Cocco's "Wake Up Call" exercise and nutrition program for students. The program meets at 7 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
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