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‘Complete Eats’ program helps SNAP/EBT enrollees buy vegetables and fruit

‘Complete Eats’ program helps SNAP/EBT enrollees buy vegetables and fruit

If you or your family uses SNAP/Basic Food/EBT, you can earn extra savings when you buy fruits and vegetables at any Safeway store in Washington.

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Houston hospital checking to see if patients’ cupboards are bare

Houston hospital checking to see if patients’ cupboards are bare

Sherry King lost her job last year and was having trouble finding money to purchase the food she needed to stay healthy. Her doctor’s office took note of her situation and helped connect her to several food banks that carry fresh produce and some meat.

May 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Do vegetarians live longer? Probably, but not because they’re vegetarian

Do vegetarians live longer? Probably, but not because they’re vegetarian

When we crunched the data we found vegetarians did not have a lower risk of early death compared with their meat-eating counterparts. Vegetarians might live longer, but only because they’re more likely to be healthy in other ways, too.

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
To help ward off Alzheimer’s, think before you eat.

To help ward off Alzheimer’s, think before you eat.

To help better understand the factors that can help or hinder the physical activity levels of children today, my colleagues and I recently conducted a study to explore the barriers UK children face when it comes to being physically active.

April 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beware of claims that mindful eating will help you lose weight

Beware of claims that mindful eating will help you lose weight

By Katy Tapper, Senior Lecturer in Psychology City, University of London Mindful eating is increasingly being promoted as a solution to being overweight. Mindful eating, we are promised, will help us eat less, transform our relationship with food and end our battle with weight once and for all. The truth is, we simply can’t say with confidence […]

April 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Restaurants pledged to make kids’ meals healthier – but the data show not much has changed

Restaurants pledged to make kids’ meals healthier – but the data show not much has changed

Restaurants pledged to make kids’ meals healthier – but the data show not much has changed An All-American meal. Cropped from firsttubedotcom/flickr, CC BY By Alyssa Moran, Harvard University and Christina Roberto, University of Pennsylvania Chain restaurants are not known for serving up healthy kids’ meals. Most entrees on a kids’ menu are either fried, breaded […]

April 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Prediabetes, preventing type 2 diabetes, and healthy living with diabetes – CDC

Prediabetes, preventing type 2 diabetes, and healthy living with diabetes – CDC

February 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Why cancer rates are increasing disproportionately in women – and what we can do about it

Why cancer rates are increasing disproportionately in women – and what we can do about it

By Sarah Allinson, Senior Lecturer Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK Recent reports that cancer rates in UK women are set to rise six times faster than in men over the next two decades will have alarmed many. It is likely to be a similar story across the western world. In the US, cancer rates have been steadily […]

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
State see value for backing ‘food hubs’ for farmers and consumers

State see value for backing ‘food hubs’ for farmers and consumers

By Sarah Breitenbach Stateline In New York City, where shoppers and diners can find delicacies from all over the world, there is hefty demand for food grown closer to home. The taste for products from farms in the Northeast has led South Bronx-based Greenmarket Co., a nonprofit regional food distributor that serves as the middleman […]

January 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Advocacy group pushes for changes in US food assistance program

Advocacy group pushes for changes in US food assistance program

By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez Kaiser Health News As policymakers and health officials sound the alarm on the nation’s obesity epidemic, a team of researchers want to improve health outcomes among the most vulnerable Americans by overhauling the federal food assistance program. In articles published as a supplement Wednesday in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, more […]

January 19, 2017 | By | Reply More