- Kentucky editorial roundup Updated: Jul-01-15 2:35 pm
Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers:
- USDA proposes healthier fare for child, adult day cares Updated: Jun-27-15 10:48 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - As teachers lament seeing toddlers too large to fit in playground swings, a federal program that feeds millions of low-income children may be overhauled for the first time in almost 50 years, aiming to make the meals at day cares healthier and reduce obesity.
- McDonald's: Fewer Happy Meal orders opting for soda Updated: Jun-25-15 11:15 am
NEW YORK - McDonald's says fewer people are picking soda for Happy Meals after it stopped listing the drinks as an option on its menu boards.
- CVS Health launches health, beauty makeover for drugstores Updated: Jun-17-15 5:05 pm
CVS drugstores that quit tobacco sales last year are now getting health and beauty makeovers and a shot of ethnic diversity in some cases to attract customers who want more than a prescription refill.
- Senator probes retailers on dubious 'brain' supplements Updated: Jun-17-15 4:03 pm
WASHINGTON - A high-ranking Senate Democrat is probing retailers and online companies about sales of dubious dietary supplements, especially those promising seniors protection from memory loss, dementia and other age-related problems.
- Q&A: What are trans fats and why are they unhealthy? Updated: Jun-17-15 10:05 am
WASHINGTON - You may not even know you are eating them, but trans fats will soon be mostly gone from your food. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it will require food companies to phase them out over the next three years because the agency says they are a threat to public health.
- FDA tells food industry to phase out artificial trans fats Updated: Jun-16-15 11:01 pm
WASHINGTON - Popular foods like pie crusts, frostings and microwave popcorn will be largely rid of artery-clogging trans fats after a decision by the Obama administration to phase them out over the next three years.
- Loan, grant fund to address lack of access to healthy food Updated: Jun-15-15 5:44 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A loan and grant fund announced Monday in Lansing is designed to address the lack of access to healthy food in underserved communities across the state.
- 'Giving Garden' volunteers farm fresh produce for food bank Updated: Jun-14-15 3:05 am
MYSTIC, Connecticut - The garden at Coogan Farm looks like a typical patch of farmland planted with tomatoes, potatoes and other varieties of vegetables.
- Walgreens recalls bottles of women's multivitamins Updated: Jun-11-15 1:23 pm
NEW YORK - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is recalling a line of women's multivitamins because the packaging is not child-resistant.
- 5 things about trans fats and the FDA's proposed phase out Updated: Jun-10-15 1:00 pm
WASHINGTON - There are a lot fewer trans fats in the nation's food than there were a decade ago, but the Obama administration is moving toward getting rid of them almost entirely.
- Pet food maker Blue Buffalo files for IPO worth up to $500M Updated: Jun-10-15 12:14 pm
NEW YORK - Blue Buffalo Pet Products, which has seen its sales skyrocket as health-conscious consumers look for healthier foods for their pets as well, is filing for an initial public offering worth up to $500 million.
- New guidelines to expand nutrition program's reach in W.Va. Updated: Jun-08-15 12:01 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - State officials say new federal guidelines will allow more West Virginians to enroll in a nutrition program.
- Prison for woman who put seizure meds in with fish oil pills Updated: Jun-04-15 3:38 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine woman has been sentenced to a month in prison for filling a bottle of fish oil capsules with anti-seizure medication and stool softeners and returning it to the store for a refund.