News tagged with candy
Green calorie labels may lead people to see nutrition-poor foods in a healthier light.
Health Mar 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Loopholes in industry self-regulation allow food companies to continue to reach large numbers of children with advertising for unhealthy products—such as fast food, candy, and cookies—during ...
Health Mar 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Retail therapy is often lamented as wasteful and irresponsible, but new research from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business indicates that it can help alleviate certain negative emotions.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 14, 2013 | 2.2 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Almost all candy, high-calorie drinks and greasy meals could soon be on a food blacklist in the nation's schools.
Health Feb 02, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus.
Health Feb 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
(HealthDay)—Waiting until the last minute to buy Halloween candy is a good way to stick to a healthy diet and cut extra calories, an expert suggests, because if the candy isn't sitting around the house, ...
Health Oct 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Could a clinic-based intervention that assists in dealing with childhood obesity be scaled down into an easily-taught, community-based program? Yes, according to a new feasibility study conducted by researchers at Temple ...
Pediatrics Sep 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
By the time older adults are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, the brain damage is irreparable. For now, modern medicine is able to slow the progression of the disease but is incapable of reversing it. What if there was ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Sep 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Attitudes, relationships, intentions and personal behavior control are all factors that could affect a child's decision in either reaching for an apple or grabbing a bag of chips, according to a new study out of the University ...
Health May 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Many people fall victim to emotional eating, but it doesn't happen only when they're feeling bad, according to researchers.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 20, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- More than 180,000 children were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for toy-related injuries last year. Here, two UNC Health Care experts offer toy-safety tips for the kids in your life.
Health Dec 15, 2011 | not rated yet | 1
Offer apples to trick-or-treaters and risk having your house get egged - maybe even by your own kids.
Health Oct 29, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Ghosts and goblins, vampires and werewolves, haunted houses and hayrides. Though Halloween is all about being scared silly, the shock from stepping on the scale after pilfering through the collected candy could turn your ...
Health Oct 20, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
More than one in four kindergarten children, and one in five teachers, had difficulty distinguishing between medicine and candy in new research conducted by two, now seventh-grade students, who presented their findings on ...
Medications Oct 17, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
When consumers taste a chocolate bar they think is made in Switzerland, they'll prefer it over one supposedly made in China, according to new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. But if you tell them where it's from a ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 14, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Candy, specifically sugar candy, is a confection made from a concentrated solution of sugar in water, to which flavorings and colorants are added. Candies come in numerous colors and varieties and have a long history in popular culture.
The Middle English word "candy" began to be used in the late 13th century, coming into English from the Old French çucre candi, derived in turn from Persian Qand (=قند) and Qandi (=قندی), "cane sugar". In North America, candy is a broad category that includes candy bars, chocolates, licorice, sour candies, salty candies, tart candies, hard candies, taffies, gumdrops, marshmallows, and more. Vegetables, fruit, or nuts which have been glazed and coated with sugar are said to be candied.
Outside North America, the generic English-language name for candy is sweets or confectionery (United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa and other commonwealth countries). In Australia, small pieces of sweet substance are known as "lollies".
In North America, Australia, NZ and the UK, the word "lollipop" refers specifically to sugar candy with flavoring on a stick. While not used in the generic sense of North America, the term candy is used in the UK for specific types of foods such as candy floss (cotton candy in North America and fairy floss in Australia), and certain other sugar based products such as candied fruit.
A popular candy in Latin America is the so-called pirulín (also known as pirulí), which is a multicolor, conic-shaped hard candy of about 10 to 15 cm long, with a sharp conical or pyramidal point, with a stick in the base, and wrapped in cellophane.
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