Tag: Food/Beverages/Tobacco

In the U.S., nearly 15% of families went hungry last year

Add this to the list of woes faced by Americans during the pandemic: A growing number of families went hungry, according to a new government report. The findings, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, showed that 14.8% of households with children experienced food insecurity in 2020. That’s up from 13.6% in 2019, […]

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Windows on the World chef on his near-miss on 9/11 — he stopped off at the World Trade Center concourse to repair his glasses

Michael Lomonaco escaped with his life on Sept. 11, 2001 all because of a detour on his way to work and a pair of busted reading glasses. On that day, the New York City chef was headed to his job as culinary director of Windows on the World, the famed dining space at the World […]

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People over 60 are drinking more—why is it so hard to cut back?

I keep forgetting I’m no longer 22. Unfortunately, the world is full of reminders — like pants-buttoning. And 40-year-olds who refer to me as “Sir.” And the way I feel in the morning after last night’s parade of vodka stingers. For a while, I blamed the pandemic for my expanding waistline and my 6 a.m. […]

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‘Recovery is not yet showing up for people who need it most’: Americans are spending less — and dipping into their savings

After months of lockdowns, one might have thought that Americans would jump at the opportunity to spend money on goods and services besides takeout and streaming services. But the opposite happened in the second quarter this year. Americans spent 9% less in the second quarter compared to the first quarter of this year, according to […]

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Oh, sugar: Cutting this ingredient from packaged foods could prevent millions of Americans from getting sick — and save the U.S. over $160 billion

Sweet relief: cutting the amount of sugar added to processed foods and drinks could prevent millions of Americans from getting heart disease or diabetes, according to a study published in the journal Circulation.  A team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, Tufts University, Harvard and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, largely […]

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