Allison Aubrey en If Exercise Feels Like Work, Mindless Snacking May Follow If we hit the gym, don't we deserve a little extra something, maybe something sinfully sweet? The idea that sacrifice begets reward is embedded in our collective thinking.<p>But a fascinating new study from the folks at the Cornell Food and Brand Lab shows how this thinking might backfire. Thinking of exercise as work can lure us into mindlessly devouring calorie-bombs, such as a big helping of pudding or extra handfuls of M&M's. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:21:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 33174 at If Exercise Feels Like Work, Mindless Snacking May Follow School Lunch Debate: What's At Stake? School lunches have never been known for culinary excellence. But to be fair, the National School Lunch Program — which provides free or reduced lunches to about <a href="">31 million kids</a> every day — has never aimed to dazzle as much as to fill little bellies.<p>In 2010, Congress gave the Federal School Lunch Program<a href=""> a nutrition make-over</a>. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:25:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey & Allison Aubrey and Jessica Pupovac 31073 at School Lunch Debate: What's At Stake? Doughnut Day Downer: Palm Oil In Pastries Drives Deforestation On National Doughnut Day, it's hard to imagine how our love of doughnuts might be contributing to deforestation halfway around the globe.<p>But here's the connection: You know that oily smudge left on your fingers after you polish off a doughnut? That's not just sugar. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:54:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 30859 at Doughnut Day Downer: Palm Oil In Pastries Drives Deforestation Why All Fat Is Not Created Equal Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>All right, that story on that came to us from NPR's Allison Aubrey who joins us in the studio now. And, Allison, Elizabeth, right there at the end sounded very relieved to be eating fat again, a burger.<p>ALLISON AUBREY, BYLINE: That's right. She did.<p>GREENE: And, yeah, and I'm wondering does this mean that we can bring back the burgers? Bring back the bacon? Would make me very happy.<p>AUBREY: Ah-ha. That's what you're looking for here. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:18:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 26259 at Companies Tap Celebrity Power For Extreme Vegetable Makeover Marketing to kids may have gotten a bad rap in the past. Especially since children have been the target of so much junk food advertising.<p>But it's a new day.<p>Increasingly, companies are seeing profits pushing ultra-healthy stuff. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:31:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 25208 at Almost 500 Foods Contain The 'Yoga Mat' Compound. Should We Care? That compound found in commercially baked bread — yep, the one that's in yoga mats, too — is in the news again.<p>A <a href="">report</a> from the Environmental Working Group finds that the compound, azodicarbonamide, is found in close to 500 food products, from Pillsbury Dinner Rolls to Little Debbie products to Wonder Bread.<p>As you may recall, the sandwich chain Subway got a lot of attention a few weeks back when it announced its plans to remove this compound — which is used to improve dough and maintain bread texture — fro Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:16:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 24654 at Almost 500 Foods Contain The 'Yoga Mat' Compound. Should We Care? Eat Plants And Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy On The Meat, Study Says Americans who ate a diet rich in animal protein during middle age were significantly more likely to die from cancer and other causes, compared with people who reported going easy on foods such as red meat and cheese, fresh research suggests.<p>The <a href="">study,</a> published Tuesday in the journal <em>Cell Metabolism</em>, was based on an analysis of data from <a href="">NHANES</a>, an ongoing federally funded study that surveys Americans about their eating habits and behaviors.<p>In thi Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:41:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 24536 at Eat Plants And Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy On The Meat, Study Says With New Food Labels, Back Of The Box Gets A Makeover Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish.<p>We've been hearing about the Food and Drug Administration's proposed makeover of the Nutrition Facts Panel, the box on food packages that tells us how much fat, sodium and other things are a product. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:40:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 24178 at Nutrition Labels To Get Long-Overdue Tweaks If you're perplexed about how to make healthy choices when you're shopping for food, you're not alone. We've all puzzled over a food label that was confusing and hard to follow.<p>But some help may be on the way, as I <a href="">reported</a> on <em>All Things Considered</em> Tuesday.<p>The nutrition facts panel, which is required on all packaged foods, is about to get a makeover. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:28:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 24073 at Nutrition Labels To Get Long-Overdue Tweaks New Food Label Aims To Make Healthy Decisions Easier The Food and Drug Administration and the White House are expected to unveil a new food label this week. Changed just once since their adoption, these labels need to be less confusing, advocates say. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:34:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 24022 at