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A growing body of evidence suggests that introducing infants to vegetables in milk and rice can help them eat more veggies later on. http://www.berkeleywellness.com/healthy-eating/food/nutrition/article/vegetables-power-pur%C3%A9e/?ap=2012 #food #nutrition #baby #parenting @PHANews

Cinnamon spices up your food, but it could also aid your body. Here's what the research suggests. http://www.berkeleywellness.com/self-care/preventive-care/article/sorting-out-cinnamon-claims?ap=2012

There may be good reason to be skeptical of industry-backed product #health studies: http://www.berkeleywellness.com/healthy-eating/diet-weight-loss/article/sugar-studies-money-matters/?ap=2012 #food #safety #obesity #sugar

All #politics aside, it's clear that taxes on products such as tobacco and sugary drinks are effective in changing consumer behavior. http://www.berkeleywellness.com/healthy-eating/diet-weight-loss/article/perspectives-berkeley-soda-tax/?ap=2012 #sodatax #publichealth #health #food @SugarScienceNow @PHANews

Research shows that certain #mindfuleating practices may enhance the taste experience of your #food. Learn a few quick, easy things that you can do! http://www.berkeleywellness.com/healthy-mind/mind-body/article/food-rituals-tap-rap-stir%E2%80%A6repeat/?ap=2012 #DIY

#Broccoli Booster: Ounce for ounce, the florets and stalks deliver equal amounts of key nutrients. But the florets have a higher concentration of protective phytochemicals; the stalks have more fiber. http://www.berkeleywellness.com/healthy-eating/nutrition/article/broccoli-stalks-vs-florets?ap=2012 #didyouknow

How does #food get contaminated? Why do only some people get sick after eating contaminated food? Get 11 common food poisoning questions answered. #health

The @usfda recently warned against consumption of pure caffeine, listing off some pretty scary side effects, including seizures, erratic heartbeat, and even death from an overdose. Best just to #avoid completely. http://www.berkeleywellness.com/supplements/other-supplements/article/safety-alert-avoid-powdered-pure-caffeine/?ap=2012 #health #food #drug #safety

How is the use of #antibiotics in food linked to the global #obesity epidemic? Dr. Lee Riley, MD, of UC Berkeley explains the current research and his hypothesis that antibiotics are fueling obesity worldwide. #health

#FoodSafety warning: Researchers at ConsumerLab.com have found high levels of cadmium, a potentially dangerous heavy metal, in several #chocolate and cocoa products. Alarmingly, some products contained 3-5 times the WHO's acceptable limit. #health #avoid