'Meals On Wheels' Struggles In Twin CitiesSince 1978, Minnesota seniors have been able to count on them for a hot meal. But now the future of Meals on Wheels is in jeopardy. It's a bright spot in Betty Luebke's day; a fresh hot lunch, delivered just for her. The cancer survivor still suffers the effects of chemotherapy and has a hard time cooking for herself.
Sprouted Wheat Becoming A Trend In Healthy EatingWith each year, there seems to be a new wave of food trends. One foot item you may have been seeing pop up a lot more often is sprouted wheat. Not many are aware of what that even entails, so WCCO's Natalie Nyhus talked with dietician Christina Meyer-Jax to get a better feel for the grain.
Which ‘Bad’ Super Bowl Foods Are Best For You?Not only is the Super Bowl one of the most watched TV events of the year, but it's also one that gives us a good excuse to splurge on some of our favorite foods. Americans consume more calories on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year, except for Thanksgiving. The most popular items are wings, nachos, pizza, and beer. But Sara Bloms, a registered dietitian, says the calories can creep up quick.
Preparations Underway For New Food Shelf In BloomingtonWorkers are putting the final touches on a new and improved food shelf and service center in Bloomington. The group, Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People, will open the facility on Jan. 6. Executive Director Susan Russell Freeman says their new digs will include a number of new features, including the creation of new programs to do more than just give people food.
Doctors Want More People Watching Their CholesterolMore people could soon be put on drugs meant to lower cholesterol, thanks to new guidelines from the American Health Association and The American College of Cardiology. Doctors say statins are critical to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
The Do's And Don'ts Of Marathon NutritionAll this week, we're looking at what it takes to get ready to run in a race like the Twin Cities Marathon. It’s tough to run 26.2 miles and requires proper training in every aspect, not just running. Training for these races is not something you can do in just one week.
Get Fruity With These Nutritional SnacksWith kids back in school, sports and clubs, they're going to need all the energy they can get. And with apple season in full-swing well, it's a no brainer to load up on fruit.
Is Juicing Worth The Extra Time And Money?It's hard to argue against the benefits of eating your fruits and vegetables. But what about drinking them? Juicing, the process of extracting juice from plant tissues, is a nutritional trend that's growing in popularity.
18 Mayors: Limit Use Of Food Stamps To Buy PopThe mayors of 18cities are reviving a push against letting food stamps be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks. In a letter sent to congressional leaders on Tuesday, the mayors say it's "time to test and evaluate approaches limiting" the use of the subsidies for sugar-laden beverages.
'U' Study: Breakfast Could Decrease Diabetes RiskThe common wisdom that breakfast is the most important meal of the day just got another jolt of energy, as the University of Minnesota just announced results of a new study that links the meal to a decrease in risk for type 2 diabetes.
Making Eating On The Go EasierEating well while "on the go" can be a challenge. Every day, about one quarter of the U.S. population eats fast food, according to "Fast Food Nation" author Eric Schlosser.
Eat Energy-Rich Foods For Your Daily LiftMonday marks the first day back at work for many people after daylight saving time, so no doubt a few people are springing forward to grab an extra cup of coffee.
New Buzz Foods For 2013A new year brings new foods for us to buzz about. In fact, it seems like every year we are told to add something new to our diets -- and cut something out.
Health Expert Says Fat Is 'Awesome'The long-held view of fat in our diets is that it causes health problems. One registered dietitian says that's not the case anymore and that we need fat to stay healthy and thin.
Best And Worst Diet Trends Of 2012Each year, a slew of new diets make "too good to be true" claims about losing weight fast with minimal effort. However, some eating trends have real staying power.