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The Limits of Sugar Guidelines
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18-30 grams of protein and a lot of internalized ideas about masculinity per serving
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The Healthy-Lifestyle Curriculum
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What If Consumers Just Want to Buy Junk Food?
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Eating Toward Immortality
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The Case For Lo Pro
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How Food Tech is Expanding Opportunities for Shoppers and Entrepreneurs
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Why It May Be Counterproductive to Say 'Overweight'
A proposed linguistic change could temper a cultural obsession with body weight.
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The Look Book
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Dr. Cristin Kearns
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Voilà! France’s Next Culinary Advance
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The Folly of 'Purity Politics'
A new book argues for the value of owning up to your imperfections.
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How the Great Depression Still Shapes the Way Americans Eat
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My Week Of Adventurous Eating
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The Political Saga of Avocados
How does such a nutritious fruit have such a contentious record?
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How The Big Wrong Fat Message Got So Widely Accepted
The practice of nutritional science faces some significant problems, and they are mainly of its own making. For decades, starting in the 1950s, a consensus of experts recommended that Americans cut down on fat, cholesterol, and saturated fat so as to
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A Tortured Love of Vitamin D
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