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Calorie Conveyor Belt

Learn how the food industry exploits our cravings for salt, sugar and fat.

A Food Desert Blooms

In the South Bronx, where healthy food is hard to find, kids are growing it themselves.

Michael Pollan’s Seven Words

The path to a healthier diet is really very simple. Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

The Healthy Fats We Need

The modern diet tends to be deficient in a class of healthy fats called Omega-3s.

Too Much Sugar

The most harmful aspect of the modern diet may be that it floods our bodies with sugar.

Lessons From Nature

People everywhere have constructed healthy diets from foods they get from nature.

The Pitfalls of Nutritionism

Focusing on the nutrients in a food misses what’s most important.

The Secrets of Fiber

Africans tend to eat a lot more fiber than African-Americans, and have less colon cancer.

Dr. Kellogg and the Crusade Against Protein

Dr. John Harvey Kellogg vilified protein and prescribed bizarre treatments to fight it.

Redesigning the Lunch Line & Buffet

See me, eat me: how the order in which we see foods plays a big part in what we choose to

Size of the Plate

An easy way to help yourself eat less: just change the size of your plate.

Bigger Picture Campaign

A young poet shares the painful toll that diabetes has taken in her family.

Childhood Obesity

An 11 year-old boy who's gained weight decides to do something about it—and succeeds.

The Government's Role in Our Food System

Government policies already play a big role in shaping our diet. Should they be tweaked?

The Government's Role in Our Food System

Government policies already play a big role in shaping our diet. Should they be tweaked?

Soda Politics

From California to New York, the big money battle over regulating sugary drinks.

Food Fads

How food manufacturers cash in with products they say contain the magic keys to health.

Web Extra: A Treacherous Landscape

How to tell the difference between foods that are healthy and those that just claim to be.

Web Extra: Carmen’s Veggie Delight

Carmen Sabaté shows the secrets to making a delicious vegetarian dinner.

Web Extra: Broccoli Man

Thomas Bjorkman is using science to deliver a much fresher broccoli to your table.

Web Extra: Zen Monkey

Can a breakfast food made in an LA kitchen go national without artificial preservatives?

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