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Eastern Illinois University names Karen Chapman-Novakofski to 2014 Class of Outstanding Graduate Alumni.
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JNEB Journal Club 2014 fall semester announced
Plan now for "Nutrition Environments and Shaping Behavior" as the fall topic. If you'd like to be registered for the entire fall semester, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
School nutrition and wellness program improves eating habits
Can we fight childhood obesity by telling kids to eat more, not less? Researchers behind a new comprehensive school nutrition and wellness program say you get further by offering kids a carrot — literally, in this case — by giving them reasons to be excited about fruits and vegetables, rather than harping about what they should avoid, such as sugar-sweetened beverages.
Diet can predict cognitive decline
The importance of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids to brain health has been demonstrated in multiple studies. To assess whether lower dietary intake of alpha-linolenic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexanoic acid were risk factors for cognitive decline, Tammy Scott, Ph.D., a scientist at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University recently conducted a longitudinal, observational study using the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study cohort.
Healthy Meetings: Changing the Social Norms for Meetings
ASTHO, Food Marketing Workgroup and NPLAN
3 to 4 p.m. EST May 5 | This webinar will provide an overview of how to plan and host a healthy meeting of conference using the new National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity Healthy Meeting Toolkit.
Answering food and nutrition questions with systematic reviews
Department of Agriculture
Ever wonder what the science says about the foods we eat, the beverages we drink and our health? Or whether there is evidence to show how best to educate kids about a healthy diet? If so, check out the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Nutrition Evidence Library. The NEL specializes in doing systematic reviews, or pulling together the best available research to answer important food and nutrition-related questions.
USDA awards $24 million in research grants to improve food safety
Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced 35 research projects totaling nearly $24 million have been selected for funding to improve food safety by helping control microbial and chemical contamination in various foods.
Healthy People Progress Review Webinar on Nutrition & Weight Status and Physical Activity
Healthy People 2020
Join us from 12:30 to 2 p.m. ET Friday, May 9, for a Healthy People 2020 webinar to review progress toward select objectives in the Nutrition & Weight Status and Physical Activity topic areas. The webinar will focus on the effects of a nutrient-rich diet and regular physical activity on chronic disease risk and the overall health of our nation. Register today!
10 nutrition trends impacting community health
Dairy Council of California
Understanding the key changes in the nutrition environment is vital in improving the eating patterns of children and adults in our community. Whether you're a health professional, educator or community leader, you can play a role in sparking real healthy changes by providing nutrition education to those you encounter in your communities.
The surprising consequences of banning chocolate milk
For many children eating school lunch, chocolate milk is a favorite choice. What would happen if chocolate milk were banned from school cafeterias? "Students take 10 percent less milk, waste 29 percent more and may even stop eating school meals," says Andrew Hanks, Ph.D.
New study reveals more about our relationship to food
Tucked away in Hartford, Connecticut, a Puerto Rican community is creating a tropical home away from home through cuisine that is so authentic it has caught the attention of scientists. David W. Taylor (University of Portland) and Gregory J. Anderson (University of Connecticut) took a close look at the fresh crops in the Puerto Rican markets of Hartford and uncovered evidence that gives new meaning to a phrase that food lovers have been using for years: home is in the kitchen.
Eating rice boosts diet quality, reduces body weight, improves health
New research shows that consumers can improve their diets simply by enjoying white or brown rice as part of their daily meals. In a study published online in the peer-reviewed journal Food and Nutrition Sciences, lead author Dr. Theresa Nicklas, of Baylor College of Medicine, analyzed the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data sets from 2005-2010 and evaluated the association of rice consumption with overall diet quality and key nutrient intakes in a nationally representative sample of 14,386 U.S. adults.
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