November 16, 2009 |
About a month ago we gave nutritional makeovers to two families -- with an assist from Emily Ventura, a nutrition expert and research associate at the USC Childhood Obesity Research Center at the Keck School of Medicine. Now we're checking back in. Duncan MacLeod and Rafael Navarro The Los Angeles residents were partial to calorie- and fat-laden lunches, regular fast-food meals and snacking that sometimes continued late into the night. Their makeover included advice to eat a more plant-based diet, maybe frequenting local farmers markets for top-notch fresh produce, and to cut back on diet sodas.
March 31, 1992 |
Bob and Lisa Jansen of Newport Beach had the best intentions for their preschool-age son, Kyle. Determined to provide him with nutritious lunches and snacks, they fed young Kyle fruits and vegetables. All seemed well until Lisa picked up her son at preschool one day. Kyle's teacher pulled her aside tell her that the quiet 4-year-old had discovered the wonders of cupcakes and cookies and decided to help himself to his pals' lunchtime offerings.
November 1, 2009 |
What's bigger than a picnic basket and even better than one in the eyes of black bears that call Yosemite National Park home? Minivans driven by families who leave behind a trail of juice boxes, Cheerios and coolers carrying other snacks, according to a study published in the Journal of Mammalogy. Park scientists set out to study whether the bears had developed a taste for certain vehicle models after noticing that minivans seemed to get broken into more often than other types of cars.
May 20, 2012
If you go THE BEST WAY TO DELHI From LAX, connecting service to Delhi is offered on KLM, Lufthansa, United, Cathay Pacific, Emirates Air, Turkish Airlines, Air China, British, Asiana, China Eastern, China Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Malaysia Airlines. Restricted round-trip airfares begin at $1,466, including fees and taxes. WHERE TO FIND STREET FOOD Fast-food stalls and stands pop up daily on many of the small streets and alleys in Delhi's Chandni Chowk neighborhood.
February 26, 2003
Your article ("It's Come to This: Carry-On Steak," Feb. 19) gave me some great ideas for my next transcontinental flight. I have been flying between Australia and the U.S., and within the U.S., for many years and I have deplored the decline in domestic flight food services. From your story, it is even worse compared with my last visit more than a year ago. So I'll follow your advice and make up my own on-board snacks. I've been to some pretty neat delis around the Westside of L.A., so there's maybe the starting point.
October 19, 1995 |
The airlines' guidelines for when you can eat in coach: * American: No food on flights shorter than two hours; food is served during "traditional meal hours, taking into account time zones and competitiveness and so on." * America West: No food on flights shorter than two hours. No food after 9 p.m. or before 5 a.m. On longer flights, food is served during mealtimes--7 to 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., "with exceptions on a competitive basis."
January 17, 2012 |
Packaged goods giant Kraft Foods plans to cut 1,600 jobs in North America this year as it splits into two separate public companies focusing on snacks and groceries. About 40% of the layoffs will come from sales departments, with many of the rest stemming from Kraft's corporate and business units. The company said about 20% of those positions are unfilled. Workers at manufacturing facilities are safe for now, Kraft said. Kraft is in the process of creating a $31 billion global snacking company that will include brands such as Oscar Mayer and Planters as well as a $17 billion North American grocery arm focusing on brands such as Oreo cookies, Cadbury chocolates and Trident gum. “When we announced our decision to create two world-class companies last August, we said both would be leaner, more competitive organizations,” said Chief Executive Irene Rosenfeld in a statement.
December 19, 2005 |
When the holiday cookies, sugar plums, pie and other treats prove especially tempting this year, give yourself an early gift: Unwrap a stick of chewing gum. Not only can chewing gum help suppress your appetite, but it also appears to cut the craving for sweets, a study has found. The result is a slight, but measurable, decline in calorie consumption, just the thing that could help you maintain your weight at a time of year when many people gain a few unwanted pounds.
May 23, 1986 |
--"How can anyone bribe someone with Twinkies?" asked George L. Belair, a 71-year-old losing candidate for the Minneapolis City Council. Belair has been charged with violating campaign law by wooing senior citizens with $31 worth of snacks. He has been indicted by a grand jury for giving away the snacks, including Kool-Aid, Twinkies and Ho Hos, during three meetings at senior citizen centers last October.
February 27, 2011
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