United States Department of Agriculture

Our Snack Habit: One-Third Of Daily Calories Are From Junk Food

Posted on 03/15/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthAmericans are addicted to snacking. That’s the bottom line from a new government report looking at the snacking habits of more than 5,000 adults aged 20 and older. Researchers with the USDA’s Food Surveys Research Group interviewed the participants as part of an ongoing national survey called “What We Eat in America.” The results from those surveys are reported in two-year intervals. The survey found that a sizable chunk of our daily calories come from serial snacking during the day, …

Ground Beef Without ‘Pink Slime’ — Here’s Where To Find It

Posted on 03/13/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIf you love a juicy burger now and then, or rely on ground beef for quick family meals, you’ve probably been horrified by the recent controversy over “pink slime.” Pink slime, as it was dubbed by two former USDA scientists because of its gelatinous texture, is a cheap filler added to an estimated 70 percent of the ground beef sold at supermarkets and up to 25 percent of each American hamburger patty, according to ABC News. It’s made from the nasty bits …