News tagged with calories

Related topics: food · obesity · weight loss

Poll: Americans support menu labeling

Most Americans favor labeling calories on menus in fast food and sit-down restaurants. That's according to an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted in December that found most favor labels for prepared foods in the grocery ...

Dec 31, 2014
popularity0 comments 0

New food labels bring revised calorie information

If you are like most Americans, you eat one-third of your calories away from home. This includes meals at restaurants, snacks from vending machines, drinks at coffee shops and foods from convenience stores. With weight loss ...

Dec 30, 2014
popularity0 comments 0

'Tis the season to overeat

(HealthDay)—Overeating is common during the holidays, but there are strategies that can help you eat in moderation, an expert says.

Dec 25, 2014
popularity0 comments 0


The calorie is a pre-SI metric unit of energy. The unit was first defined by Professor Nicolas Clément in 1824 as a unit of heat. This definition entered French and English dictionaries between 1841 and 1867. In most fields its use is archaic, having been replaced by the SI unit of energy, the joule. However, in many countries it remains in common use as a unit of food energy. In the context of nutrition, and especially food labelling, the terms calorie (or Calorie) and kilocalorie are interchangeable. In either case the unit is approximately equal to 4.2 kJ.

This text uses material from Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY-SA

Subscribe to rss feed