Hershey and CDC Discover the Benefits of Chocolate; Wendy’s Unseats Burger King as the Number Two Fast-Food Chain

• A study funded by Hershey and the Center for Disease Control has found that chocolate — specifically, dark chocolate with higher concentration of cocoa — is good for healthy heart function. [WSJ]

• Through the ongoing support of Campbell’s Soup, children participating in anti-obesity programs in impoverished Camden, N.J. are learning to make healthier eating choices, and how to make pizzas with kale they’ve grown in community gardens. [NJ Spotlight]

• If you’re trying to lose weight, and app could be an effective ally, a study shows. There’s even one that shouts, “Don’t eat that, Fatso!” whenever you look at a cookie. Just kidding. [NYDN]

• Great news: restaurant sales (for chains, anyway) rose 3.4 percent last year. [NRN]

• Wendy’s has beat out Burger King to be the No. 2 fast-food chain in the country. Must be no one liked that creepy king guy. [USAT]

• Yin and yang isn’t just a symbol hippy-dippy types are into, it’s the guiding principle of balance behind Chinese cuisine [Reuters]

• Andrew Zimmern is not only into bizarre foods, but also sustainable ones: He wants us to eat more donkey, sardines, and offal. [Eatocracy/CNN]