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Kids Eat More Veggies When They Eat With Family
2012-12-20 12:06:08

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Recent research has shown that children who eat even occasional meals at home together with their family are more likely to get their recommended 5-a-day servings of fruits and veggies. In general, this research has shown that kids tend to eat whatever you put in front of them. While placing a plate full of leafy greens and apples on the table might not automatically change a child´s eating habits, the study found that...

2011-06-02 09:45:00

New USDA food icon supports Dietary Guidelines HOCKESSIN, Del., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a replacement for its current food pyramid in support of dietary recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 to make half your plate fruits and vegetables. The new plate icon is sectioned off to show fruits and vegetables as half of the plate, making the recommendation easy to understand. "This science-based...

2011-02-03 17:06:00

Eating Healthy Doesn't Need to Break the Bank HOCKESSIN, Del., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study just released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Economic Research Service shows just how affordable fruits and vegetables really are. Getting the recommended amount costs only $2 - $2.50 per day. Researchers also found no significant difference between the average prices of fresh and processed fruits and vegetables. (Logo:...

2011-01-31 12:01:00

Guidelines Also Suggest Limiting Sodium, Added Sugar, Solid Fats HOCKESSIN, Del., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less sodium, added sugar, and solid fat, and fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables; the government's recommendations about what we should eat have been updated with a few key changes. Every five years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) examine the latest developments in nutritional science and...

2011-01-19 14:17:00

Fruits & Veggies -- More Matters! HOCKESSIN, Del., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research indicates that eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce your risk of dying from heart disease. According to a new study from the University of Oxford and published in the European Heart Journal, people who consumed eight or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day were 22 percent less likely to die from ischemic heart disease than those who consumed three or fewer...

2010-09-08 17:36:00

HOCKESSIN, Del., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Produce for Better Health Foundation applauds the launch of the Lunchbox Winners produce program by Safeway Inc., one of the nation's largest supermarket chains. The program will be featured in 1,523 stores across the nation. The goal of the new program is to offer parents an easy solution for school lunches and snack ideas that are better for kids and easy for parents. The inspiration for the program came from Safeway's desire to support the...

2010-04-22 09:04:00

TORONTO, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tungle, the company that makes scheduling meetings easy, announced today the availability of its Tungle.me software for IBM's (NYSE: IBM) Lotus Notes collaboration software at the Lotusphere Comes to You conference in Toronto. The application will be introduced and demonstrated on stage today by Tungle CEO Marc Gingras and IBM Software Group Director of Messaging, Ed Brill. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100422/NY90995 )...

2010-01-20 07:04:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A new free iPhone application can put important information into the hands of those who can use it to save your life. Recent disasters have reminded us that while some things are beyond our control, we can still take steps to be safe, and to help first responders help us if needed. One of the most important steps a person can take is free, and only takes minutes. Keep your emergency contact information and critical medical data on your person at all...

2009-09-17 14:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired by President Obama's call to service, Catalista LLC released Catalista for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch devices today. The Catalista smartphone application helps people find and connect with nearby volunteer opportunities based on their location and preferences. Catalista for iPhone and iPod touch helps individuals find real-time, local opportunities on their mobile phones -- so no matter where people are, they can always be connected to...

2008-10-04 18:00:18

WHILE every other day we seem to be bombarded with contradictory advice about what we should and shouldn't eat, one message has remained constant throughout - eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. The Department of Health launched it's campaign to encourage us to do this over eight years ago, so why is it that recent studies have estimated that only one in seven of us achieve the recommended five pieces a day? Numerous studies have shown the health benefits that can be gained...

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