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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘junk food’

USDA Banning All Junk Food In Schools On July 1

Dear lovers of freedom, Say goodbye to your Sour Warheads, your gummy bears, your Wonder Balls, your Big League Chew, and putting Bugles on the end of your fingertips – they’re gone. Well, at least in your public school system. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is tightening the belt of school systems nationwide with their Smart Snacks in School …

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Weight Loss: Put Down the Junk Food and Step Away

Every day we are overwhelmed with various weight loss strategies and every day many of them hit home because, honestly, most Americans could stand to be a lot more healthier than they are. Programs such as Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, VLCD (very low calorie diet), and Atkins work for some, but also either cost more money, are too complex, or …

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Small Number of Pringles Chip Cans Recalled

Cylindrical cans of Pringles are a mainstay of American grocery store snack food aisles, but some Pringles chips will soon be pulled from store shelves before customers can even get a chance to pop them. Kellogg’s today announced a recall on certain 5.86-ounce cans of Pringles chips. The recall pertains to “Original”-flavored Pringles chips that may have been exposed to …

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Flaming Hot Cheetos Sends Kids to the Hospital

Frito Lays’ Flamin’ Hot Cheetos motto is “dangerously cheesy”, which seems to be a fitting warning for children that can’t stomach the spicy red puffed cornmeal snacks. Kids and adults who are overstuffing their faces with the treat are winding up in the hospital with stomach problems. Eating very spicy snacks can change the pH balance in the stomach, resulting …

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FDA: Trans Fats Unsafe, to be Banned in Foods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced its intention to classify trans fats known as partially hydrogenated oils as not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food. The classification is set to go into effect after 60 days, after which the trans fats would be classified as “food additives” and could not be used in food. If …

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Twinkies, Other Hostess Snacks to Return on July 15

Last year, snack food lovers dismayed as cake manufacturer Hostess filed for bankruptcy. The company eventually shut down production and stopped producing its snacks, which include classics such as Twinkies and Ding Dongs. As the company went under, collectors and scalpers emptied store shelves of Hostess snacks, hoarding them away for the perfect time to sell over Ebay to hard-up …

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McDonald’s CEO Says, ‘We Don’t Sell Junk Food’

This week, during McDonald’s annual shareholders meeting, McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson fielded a question about nutrition from a 9-year-old girl. The girl, who identified herself as Hannah, took issue with the famous fast food company selling food that isn’t good for children using “toys and cartoon characters.” She claims that children her age are suffering from obesity and diabetes, and …

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Burger King Delivery Expands to Chicago, L.A., and San Francisco

Gone are the days where food delivery consisted only of pizza or Chinese food. Restaurants over the past decade have begun offering a wide selection of cuisines that can be delivered right to customers’ doors. Now, even fast food restaurants, which have relied on drive-thru service for decades, are getting in on the delivery act. Burger King today announced that …

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Celebrate National French Fry Day with These Crispy Videos

Happy National French Fry Day! Any holiday that celebrates the copious consumption of unhealthy food is always a blast, especially when there are so many relevant videos available to watch on YouTube. Although most of the articles I’ve encountered today have explored how one can make the aforementioned side dish healthier, I think that’s just insane. Blasphemy, even. Who in …

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