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The Visuals of Dieting: It’s Not Just Size That Matters
2011-11-30 15:07:35

Researchers have recently discovered yet another connection between visual cues and the mind´s perception of food quantity, hunger and satiety – this time involving color and contrasts. It´s no news that the dimensions of your dinnerware can affect your mind´s subconscious estimation of the amount of food it is about to consume. For years researchers and dieticians have urged people to use smaller dishes as part of their weight-loss strategy, thus hoodwinking their...

When Chefs Move The Fruit
2011-09-30 04:28:03

Want to double fruit sales in schools? A new Cornell University study shows it is as easy as putting the fruit in a colorful bowl. According to research presented this week at the American Dietetic Association Conference in San Diego, CA by Brian Wansink, Professor at Cornell University, "Moving the fruit increased sales by 104%." This is only one of the changes proposed through the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement of the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs (BEN)....

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2011-08-08 13:24:42

A researcher from Cornell University has found that putting healthy foods at eye level in the fridge could help you lose weight because you eat what you see first. Changes like moving chocolate out of sight and putting more wholesome foods where they can be seen helps dieters eat better without even realizing they are doing it. According to the researchers, serving food on smaller plates and eating in the kitchen or dining room rather than in front of the television can help someone...

2011-08-05 05:55:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Dieters who make simple changes in their surroundings can expect to eat healthier without giving it much thought, according to new research. Brian Wansink, Ph.D., presented his findings at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association."Most of us have too much chaos going on in our lives to consciously focus on every bite we eat, and then ask ourselves if we're full. The secret is to change your environment so it works for you rather than against you,"...

2011-06-24 16:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Walnut Commission's Food For Your Whole Life(TM) webcast presents a distinguished panel of experts who address new and cutting edge nutrition findings that have been discovered in the past year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110621/SF23337LOGO) There are many nuances to health. However, the common thread throughout the insights and findings of the panel are prevention and moderation. To a large extent, your...

2011-06-23 11:00:00

NEW YORK, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- California Walnuts' search for America's Original Health Nut is over - America has chosen Regis Balaban of Cleveland, Ohio as THE Original Health Nut(TM). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101206/SF12168LOGO) Mr. Balaban was one of the six impressive finalists chosen by health nut judges Dr. Brian Wansink, Dr. Michael Roizen, Mollie Katzen, and Petra Kolber. The public have voted and chosen Mr. Balaban, the greatest health nut in the...

2011-03-21 13:32:00

NEW YORK, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HealthCorps® (www.healthcorps.org) will take its fight against child obesity to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City for its Fifth Annual Gala, "Fresh from the Garden," on Wednesday, April 13. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110321/DC68822LOGO) The event honors four individuals making considerable contributions to the health and well-being of American youth: Miami real-estate...

2011-02-07 15:27:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2010 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) urge Americans to reduce their sodium intake, replace saturated and trans fats with the "good" fats (poly and monounsaturated fats) and to lower cholesterol consumption. Walnuts just happen to be sodium and cholesterol free and a great source of "good" fat. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110207/SF43692) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090904/SF71353LOGO) In...

2010-10-27 05:27:00

Industry leaders to share inside scoop on the evolving marketplace WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Soybean Board and the Soyfoods Association of North America invite you to join representatives from the food industry, farmers, processors, health professionals, and policy makers at the 2010 Soy Symposium: Adapting to New Market Forces on November 11 in Washington, DC. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100922/SANALOGO) (Logo:...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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