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Schools Take Aim at Popular Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

Schools Take Aim at Popular Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

iStockphoto/Thinkstock (file photo)(NEW YORK) — School districts in California and New Mexico are trying to ban the popular snack food Flamin’ Hot Cheetos because they say it is a health hazard to students.School officials say the concern is the…

Food Swap for Less Salt: How to Make Healthier Kids’ Lunches, Snacks

Food Swap for Less Salt: How to Make Healthier Kids’ Lunches, Snacks

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you’re a label reader, here is a nutrition fact you don’t want to miss. It’s not just calories, fat and sugar you should be checking. Another culprit assaulting our diets is sodium — and it can …

Americans Pick Their Favorite Salty Snacks

Americans Pick Their Favorite Salty Snacks

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The heck with hypertension, Americans love their salty snacks and the number one treat, according to a brand recognition survey by YouGov BrandIndex, is Ritz Crackers.It’s the second year in a row that the Nabisco pr…

CDC: Kids Are Consuming Too Much Salt

CDC: Kids Are Consuming Too Much Salt

Steven Puetzer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has long warned about too much salt in adult diets. Now researchers at the CDC say kids consume just as much salt as adults.Findings from a new study, publis…

US Has Saltiest Fast Food, Study Finds

US Has Saltiest Fast Food, Study Finds

David Livingston/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — If your favorite fast foods taste different in certain other countries, it could be because they have less salt, according to a new study. Researchers collected data on the salt content of thousands of fast-…

Where Do Americans Get Their Salt? The Answer May Surprise You

Where Do Americans Get Their Salt? The Answer May Surprise You

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — If you’re worried about salt in your diet, you may want to break your bread habit.Sure, chips and pretzels are packed with sodium, but it’s bread — the number one source of salt in the American diet, accordi…

Addiction to Salt Starts at an Early Age, Study Finds

Addiction to Salt Starts at an Early Age, Study Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — If you were exposed to treats rich in sodium during your infancy, chances are that’s where your lifelong addiction to salty foods came from.A new study from the Monell Center found that kids who started nibbling …

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