Nutrition

Most “Box Tops” food products do not meet school nutrition standards

October 19, 2017

An analysis of products included in a popular school-based marketing program finds that less than one third of participating foods and beverages meet federal Smart Snacks in School standards. Food marketing targeted at children is a billion dollar industry, often promoting foods and beverages that are calorie-dense and low in nutrients. Schools are a significant […]

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PURE study makes headlines, but the conclusions are misleading

October 19, 2017

Last week, The Lancet published results from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (“PURE”) study that made headlines: “Study Challenges Conventional Wisdom on Fats, Fruits, and Vegetables;” “PURE Shakes Up Nutritional Field;” “Huge New Study Casts Doubt on Conventional Wisdom About Fat and Carbs.” Following over 135,000 participants spanning five continents, the study is indeed a large one. However, its […]

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Meta-analyses in nutrition research: sources of insight or confusion?

October 19, 2017

Nutrition is a complex field regularly cursed with provocative media headlines that often preface an oversimplified summary. If you’re a savvy consumer of nutrition news, you may have become wise to look past the catchy headlines to assess the quality of the study being reported—sizing-up the latest finding in context of existing evidence on the topic. But […]

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How walnuts can help control appetite

September 11, 2017

Consuming walnuts activates an area in the brain associated with regulating hunger and craving for food, says a new study. The findings, published online in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, shed light on how walnuts discourage overeating by promoting feelings of fullness. “We don’t often think about how what we eat impacts the activity […]

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10 tips from a dietitian

September 11, 2017

Nutritionists and dietitians from the University of Maryland Medical System regularly provide a general information column to The Baltimore Sun’s health blog. The latest post is from Rebecca Drudi. People are constantly bombarded with nutrition information from social media and news stories. Instead of hopping on the next trendy diet bandwagon, aim for long-term lifestyle […]

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Forget milk, dark or white, there could be a NEW type of chocolate — Ruby

September 11, 2017

A Swiss chocolate giant claims to have invented a new chocolate type: ‘ruby’, adding to the already existing — milk, dark and white — list. Barry Callebaut claims to have used ruby cocoa bean to create the chocolate, which has berry-fruitiness and luscious smoothness. However, it is yet to be confirmed whether the claims are […]

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The Breakfast Club of Canada Hosts Global Child Nutrition Forum to Discuss School Meal Programs and Calls on Policymakers for National Nutrition Strategy for Canadian Children

September 11, 2017

MONTREAL, Sept. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As families transition into the new school year this September, the Breakfast Club of Canada is reminding Canadians that nearly one million children across the country live in poverty and are at risk of starting the school day on an empty stomach due to a lack of access […]

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New Nutrition Study Changes Nothing

September 11, 2017

If you’ve ever been on the internet, you’ve noticed that some things are popular, and other things aren’t. The popular ones have something in common. It’s not quality, or importance, or accuracy, but novelty. An example of this is Moby-Dick. It’s a timeless novel by an acclaimed writer, and most people haven’t read it. The complete text […]

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