News: Chow Line
Oct. 21, 2016
When I ordered a pumpkin spice-flavored coffee the other day, a friend told me there’s no real pumpkin in the flavoring used in the drink. I told her I didn’t think there was any pumpkin in any kind of pumpkin spice, and she got upset with me. Am I right?
Oct. 14, 2016
My grandson is just 5 months old, and I noticed that my daughter and son-in-law gave him a small amount of peanut butter recently. I didn’t say anything, but I thought very young children should avoid peanuts to reduce the chance a peanut allergy might develop. Should I speak up?
Oct. 7, 2016
There seem to be a lot more kinds of yogurt than there ever used to be. I like it, but is yogurt really that popular?
Sep. 30, 2016
So, I keep hearing different things about the five-second rule. Is it OK to pick up food and eat it after it has dropped to the floor?
Sep. 23, 2016
How can I get my grandchildren to eat more fruits and vegetables when they’re visiting? I am lucky that I get to have them over often, but I can’t seem to entice them to eat much produce.
Sep. 16, 2016
I have a friend who no longer eats wheat products, onions, garlic or a lot of other foods. She said it’s because she has been experiencing stomach problems and a “low-FODMAP” diet was recommended. It sounds serious. What is it?
Sep. 9, 2016
I understand that the recommendation for fiber intake is going up. When will we see that reflected on Nutrition Facts labels?
Sep. 2, 2016
We are enjoying fresh vegetables from our garden, especially the tomatoes. But we have a disagreement about whether or not they are actually healthier than store-bought fresh or even canned tomatoes. We each think we’ve read information that contradicts the other. Who’s right?
Aug. 26, 2016
When my children don’t like what’s offered for school lunch, I pack a sandwich and they carry it in a brown paper bag. My kids say most of their friends use insulated bags when they bring their lunch. Is that necessary?
Aug. 19, 2016
My son, who is 11, says that since butter is made from milk, it should be counted as a dairy food. I know that it’s not dairy, but can you help me explain why?