Allison Aubrey http://wvxu.org en Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing http://wvxu.org/post/grocers-lead-kids-produce-aisle-junk-food-style-marketing Despite all the cheerleading for healthy eating, Americans still eat only about 1 serving of fruit per day, on average. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:29:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 30796 at http://wvxu.org Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing Death By Salt? New Study Finds Too Much Sodium Is A Global Killer http://wvxu.org/post/death-salt-new-study-finds-too-much-sodium-global-killer Americans are accustomed to being nagged about salt. We're told we consume too much — particularly from processed foods. And that all this salt can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes.<p>Turns out it's the same story most places around the globe. Worldwide, people consume an average of 3,950 milligrams of sodium a day, according to a <a href="http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMoa1304127">new study</a> published in the <em>New England Journal of Medicine</em>. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:02:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 30410 at http://wvxu.org Death By Salt? New Study Finds Too Much Sodium Is A Global Killer If Exercise Feels Like Work, Mindless Snacking May Follow http://wvxu.org/post/if-exercise-work-mindless-snacking-may-follow If we hit the gym, don't we deserve a little extra something, maybe something sinfully sweet? The idea that sacrifice begets reward is embedded in our collective thinking.<p>But a fascinating new study from the folks at the Cornell Food and Brand Lab shows how this thinking might backfire. Thinking of exercise as work can lure us into mindlessly devouring calorie bombs, such as a big helping of pudding or extra handfuls of M&M's. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:21:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 29095 at http://wvxu.org If Exercise Feels Like Work, Mindless Snacking May Follow Doughnut Day Downer: Palm Oil In Pastries Drives Deforestation http://wvxu.org/post/doughnut-day-downer-palm-oil-pastries-drives-deforestation On National Doughnut Day, it's hard to imagine how our love of doughnuts might be contributing to deforestation halfway around the globe.<p>But here's the connection: You know that oily smudge left on your fingers after you polish off a doughnut? That's not just sugar. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:41:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 27678 at http://wvxu.org Doughnut Day Downer: Palm Oil In Pastries Drives Deforestation Companies Tap Celebrity Power For Extreme Vegetable Makeover http://wvxu.org/post/companies-tap-celebrity-power-extreme-vegetable-makeover Marketing to kids may have gotten a bad rap in the past. Especially since children have been the target of so much junk food advertising.<p>But it's a new day.<p>Increasingly, companies are seeing profits pushing ultra-healthy stuff. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:31:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 24237 at http://wvxu.org