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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

School Competitive Food Policies Appears Tied to Neighborhood Socioeconomics

May 4, 2015 — Policy changes in California to make the food and beverages that compete with school meal programs more healthy for students appear to have improved childhood overweight/obesity prevalence trends, ... read more

Guidance Improves Food Safety Practices at School, Community Gardens

May 1, 2015 — School and community gardens have become increasingly popular in recent years, but the people managing and working in these gardens are often unfamiliar with food safety practices that reduce the ... read more

Research Seeks Alternatives for Reducing Bacteria in Fresh Produce Using Nanoengineering

Apr. 29, 2015 — Nearly half of foodborne illnesses in the US have been attributed to contaminated fresh produce. Prevention and control of bacterial contamination on fresh produce is critical to ensure food safety. ... read more

Serving Healthy Foods With a Smile May Entice Students to Eat Better

Apr. 26, 2015 — Labeling healthy foods with smiley faces and offering small prizes for buying nutritious items may be a low-cost way to get students to make healthy choices in the school lunch line, according to a ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Single-cell organisms called microbes are rapidly devouring the ancient carbon being released from thawing permafrost soil and ultimately releasing it back into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, ... read more

Sugar and Carbs, Not Physical Inactivity, Behind Surge in Obesity, Say Experts

Apr. 22, 2015 — Excess sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, are behind the surge in obesity, say experts. It is time to bust myth that anyone -- including athletes -- can outrun a bad diet, they ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Canada's most easterly province has as many non-native land mammals as it does native ones. But that species diversity could be negatively affecting the island's food web, according to new ... read more

Soy: It's Good for Eating, Baking -- And Cleaning Up Crude Oil Spills

Apr. 22, 2015 — If you've studied ingredient labels on food packaging, you've probably noticed that soy lecithin is in a lot of products, ranging from buttery spreads to chocolate cake. Scientists have now ... read more

Poor Diet May Contribute to the Decline in British Bees

Apr. 22, 2015 — The changing British landscape could be contributing to the decline in its bee populations, according research. Analysis of 35 hives in 20 sites in North West England found that honeybees living near ... read more

Clinical Studies Show 'CHORI-Bar' Results in Broad Scale Health Improvements

Apr. 22, 2015 — A fruit-based micronutrient and fiber-dense supplement bar was shown in clinical trials to improve metabolism in overweight/obese otherwise healthy adults in ways that are consistent with reduced ... read more

Regular Consumption of Yogurt Does Not Improve Health

Apr. 21, 2015 — Dietary recommendations support the consumption of dairy products as part of a healthy diet. However, after a Spanish study involving more than 4,000 people analyzed the relationship between the ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — The discovery of a gene involved in determining the melting point of cocoa butter -- a critical attribute of the substance widely used in foods and pharmaceuticals -- will likely lead to new and ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Anew yogurt with high protein content and higher satiating capacity has been developed, opening up an alternative in the design of new nutritional control strategies. One researcher involved says ... read more

Broccoli Sprout Extract Promising for Head and Neck Cancer Prevention

Apr. 19, 2015 — Broccoli sprout extract protects against oral cancer in mice and proved tolerable in a small group of healthy human volunteers, according to new ... read more

How to Develop Healthy Eating Habits in a Child: Start Early and Eat Your Vegetables

Apr. 17, 2015 — A healthy diet promotes success in life -- better concentration and alertness, better physical health that translates into good mental and emotional ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages can suppress the hormone cortisol and stress responses in the brain, but diet beverages sweetened with aspartame do not have the same effect, according to a new ... read more

Research Identifies Barriers in Tracking Meals and What Foodies Want

Apr. 16, 2015 — Researchers studied how mobile-based food journals integrate into everyday life and specific challenges when using food journaling technology. Their research suggests how future designs might make it ... read more

Mushrooms Boost Immunity, Suggests Research

Apr. 16, 2015 — Could a mushroom a day help keep the doctor away? Some early evidence indicates that the Shiitake mushroom boosts immunity. Of the thousands of mushroom species globally, about 20 are used for ... read more

Eight Nutrients to Protect the Aging Brain

Apr. 15, 2015 — Brain health is the second most important component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle according to a 2014 AARP study. As people age they can experience a range of cognitive issues from decreased ... read more

The Difference Between 'Use-By' 'Sell-By' and 'Best-By' Dates

Apr. 15, 2015 — Confusion over date labeling leads to billions of pounds of food waste every year. An expert explains the difference between “use-by,” “sell-by,” and “best-by” ... read more

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