Latest Nutrition Stories
How do you track a salmonella outbreak? A data journalist followed the DNA trail to slaughterhouses.
A salmonella outbreak has hit 37 states, and onions are to blame
How protein came to dominate the American diet
How to help your kids build a healthy relationship with food
What are calories?
Maggots and algae could be the sustainable snacks of the future
How to eat sweet foods on a healthy diet
Can you live on bread and water alone?
Is butter a carb?
What happens if you eat too much salt?
Is Gatorade actually better than water?
There’s one magic substance that will help with America’s gut problems
Sorry, but artificial sweeteners won’t help you lose weight
Use these commonsense rules to avoid food poisoning
4 ways plant protein is healthier than animal protein
These charts will help you visualize just how unhealthy diets are around the world
Find the real breakfast of champions with this helpful chart
Why Aren’t We Eating More Bugs?
‘Fugitive dust’ seems to have caused last summer’s salmonella outbreak from peaches
Five diets that could be deadly
Is there a single food that you can survive on forever?
Simple tips to help you eat enough fruits and veggies every day
The Chemistry of Kibble
Ask Us Anything: Why do humans stop growing?
How to cook and eat a turkey without dying
Ancient dental plaque shows humans have always loved carbs
The real story behind the Biden burger-ban rumor
How to check for and possibly prevent allergies in children
Experts just ranked the best diets, and their choices will probably surprise you
Why romaine lettuce keeps getting recalled
Bone broth: a miraculous health tonic, or just a crock of soup?
Tasty homemade ‘energy balls’ could help French soldiers get the fuel they need
Your stretching intestine is what tells your brain to stop eating
The FDA says grain-free food could be killing dogs. Here’s what pet owners should know.
Improving your baby’s bone health starts in the womb
Much of what we know about high-protein diets is based on outdated, flawed data
Homemade dog food can actually deprive pets of essential nutrients
Cutting back on beef can lengthen your lifespan, but by how much?
Penalizing kids for school lunch debt can harm their mental health
Nutrition advice for babies and toddlers has been fraught with errors. That’s about to change.
Tricks to avoid eating leftovers that will make you sick
Teen bootleggers are making dangerous booze on TikTok
Another food is primed to join the ‘big eight’ allergens
Why are meat companies fighting over labels on plant-based foods?
The FDA knows expiration dates are confusing, so they’re changing them
Eating less gluten could lower a child’s risk of celiac, but at what cost?
Processed food really does make you gain weight
Is red meat really that bad? Here’s what you should know about the latest controversy.
This new Salmonella ‘superbug’ is probably no scarier than the flu
Why countries with loads of nutritious fish also have the most malnourished residents
When to give up on the food in your pantry
You probably need more vitamins, but pills won’t cut it
The truth about the nut-brain connection
Taxing soda would help make kids healthier
The weirdest things we learned this week: animals used to stand trial and apples kept doctors from killing you
Healthy food prescriptions could save billions in healthcare costs
Unscrambling the health effects of eggs
Sixteen protein-packed veggie dishes to get you through any meat shortage
Now is the time to start tracking your food
Sloppy calorie counting can still help you lose weight
Nuts are full of fat and calories—and you should probably eat more of them
Here’s why ultra-processed foods are so bad for your health
Fruit juices have potentially dangerous levels of lead and arsenic
Almost everything you know about cheese is wrong