Stuart Holden Eats Right On The Comeback Trail

A soccer star who cooks while rehabbing his knee
Apr 24, 2012 2:01 pm
Stuart Holden

Stuart Holden would rather you know him from his effortless moves on the soccer pitch, setting up plays and scoring goals for the Bolton Wanderers in the English Premier League. Unfortunately, the amiable 26-year-old former starter for the U.S. national team has spent more time working on his YouTube channel show No Holden Back than playing soccer the past year-plus, due to a series of debilitating knee injuries. 

Nischan, Nestle Weigh In On Food Deserts

A Times article spawns a heated debate on obesity
Apr 19, 2012 11:01 am

Gina Kolata’s recent article in The New York Times posited that the correlation between food deserts (urban or rural areas that lack access to healthy food) and obesity is not as pronounced as has been publicized. We get reaction from food politics heavyweights Michel Nischan and Dr. Marion Nestle.

Is Eating Fat Chickens Making Us Fat?

A new study targets nutritional value of chickens
Mar 29, 2012 3:01 pm
Barred Rock Chickens

Can eating today’s overweight and often deformed industrial chickens be contributing to our obesity epidemic? Is it possible that the white lean meat we’ve been told is better for us than heart attack-inducing red meat is actually full of fat? According to a 2009 British study — yes.

Grant Hill's Healthy Lifestyle Revealed

The Phoenix Suns' starting forward is pushing 40!
Mar 6, 2012 11:01 am
Grant Hill headshot

At 39, Grant Hill is the second oldest player in the NBA, but you wouldn't know it by looking at him. Or by watching SportsCenter. As starting forward for the Phoenix Suns this year he and fellow ageless wonder, 38-year-old guard Steve Nash, are representing for the well-over-30 set in a young man's league.

No Fatty Snacks For Kelly Slater

The surfing champ keeps close tabs on what he eats
Jan 19, 2012 5:01 pm
kelly slater

It kinda makes sense that Kelly Slater eats well and cares about what he puts in his body. After all, the 39-year-old pro surfing champion hurtles at high speeds through giant ocean swells with just his two feet and a surfboard — not exactly the sort of activity suited for a Dorito-munching dude with a beer belly.

FoodCorps Takes Food Activism Local

FoodCorps aims to get kids to eat better
Dec 2, 2011 12:01 pm

This school year Stephanie Lip is trying to achieve the impossible — to get students in the Tohono O’odham tribe to eat tepary beans (a traditional tribal staple) rather than Doritos. “I get some attitude from middle schoolers,” says Lip, one of the food movement’s newest activists, “but we try to empower them and not force anything on them.”

Chopped Takes on Healthy School Lunches

Lunch ladies raise awareness for healthy eating
Nov 22, 2011 12:01 pm
Cheryl Barbara

Cafeteria chefs have been getting a bad rap ever since the term “mystery meat” was coined, but in tonight’s episode of Chopped four lunch ladies will prove that school food doesn’t have to be a source of terror.

An Experiment With Fish Oil Capsules

And health benefits aside, how do they taste?
Nov 11, 2011 11:01 am
Fish Oil Pills
Photo: hitthatswitch on Flickr

As a service to you, dear reader, I’ve done something potentially stupid. I just popped a fish oil capsule in my mouth and I’m not going to swallow it, as is recommended, while I write this piece. I’m going to let it dissolve in my mouth, so that I experience one of the few potential downsides of fish oil pills — the taste — while I relay to you the many...


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