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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
New look for food safety ratings in restaurant windows

New look for food safety ratings in restaurant windows

By Carley Thompson Public Health – Seattle & King County Starting today, January 17th, restaurants will begin receiving their new food safety rating and window sign as they are routinely inspected. You may not see window signs in your neighborhood restaurant right away since restaurants will be rolled into the new system in four phases throughout 2017. Restaurants […]

January 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Health claims for kids with type 2 diabetes, obesity-related conditions on the rise

Health claims for kids with type 2 diabetes, obesity-related conditions on the rise

By Julie Appleby Kaiser Health News It’s no secret that American children have gotten fatter in recent decades. Now a new study joins earlier research showing the consequences: A sharp rise in insurance claims for youth with Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and other conditions more often associated with older adults. Claims for Type 2 diabetes […]

January 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
“Detoxes” and “Cleanses” – Are they safe? Effective?

“Detoxes” and “Cleanses” – Are they safe? Effective?

From the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine A variety of “detoxification” (“detox”) diets and regimens—also called “cleanses” or “flushes”—have been suggested as a means of removing toxins from your body or losing weight. Detoxification may be promoted in many settings and may also be used in naturopathic treatment. Detox programs may involve a variety of […]

January 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
How much protein do you really need?

How much protein do you really need?

By Jennie Jackson, Lecturer in Human Nutrition and Dietetics Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland Andrew Taylor has eaten only potatoes for a whole year. Well, almost. He made his diet more nutritious by including sweet potatoes, and adding nut or soya milk to mashed potatoes. He also avoided vitamin B12 deficiency by taking supplements. His cardiovascular health appears […]

January 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
A behaviourist’s guide to New Year’s resolutions

A behaviourist’s guide to New Year’s resolutions

By Rebekah Boynton and Anne Swinbourne James Cook University, Queensland, Australia Every year you set out determined to stick to your New Year’s resolutions. But year after year you fall off track and quickly abandon them. So why are resolutions so hard to keep? New Year’s resolutions are about trying to break habits, which is hard, but not […]

December 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Healthy, affordable food hacks for holidays — and beyond

Healthy, affordable food hacks for holidays — and beyond

Public health studies show access to fruits and vegetables, nourishing recipes, nutritional nudges help us eat better for less Welcome to eating season. The unofficial food Olympics — with Thanksgiving serving as opening ceremony and New Year’s Eve as closing bell — marks a national stretch of belly-busting indulgence, when healthy bites seem to surrender […]

December 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Why frequent dieting makes you put on weight – and what to do about it

Why frequent dieting makes you put on weight – and what to do about it

By Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, King’s College London People who regularly go on diets tend to lose weight initially but bounce back and even gain weight after stopping the regime. This phenomenon – dubbed yo-yo dieting – is associated with changes in metabolism and is one reason why the vast majority of calorie-based diets […]

November 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Beyond farmers markets: cities, states champion locally grown food

Beyond farmers markets: cities, states champion locally grown food

By Sarah Breitenbach Stateline Six years ago, only a few U.S. cities had food policy directors — strategists tasked with connecting communities with local farm products and improving access to food in underserved neighborhoods. Now, in line with a national push to improve access to healthy foods and support urban agriculture, nearly 20 cities have […]

November 7, 2016 | By | Reply More