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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:...

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2010-10-25 07:05:00

Behavioral economics and school nutrition Don't ban it, move it. This is one conclusion of a new Cornell University study. In one set of schools, sales of fruit increased by 100% when it was moved to a colorful bowl. Salad bar sales tripled when the cart was placed in front of cash registers. These findings, which were presented Friday at the School Nutrition Association's New York conference, underscore the easiest way to lunchroom choices is to make an apple more convenient, cool, and...

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2010-10-13 06:25:00

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Tuesday a $2 million initiative to help food behavior scientists find new ways to use psychology to fight childhood obesity and improve the federal school lunch program. "Findings from this emerging field of research "” behavioral economics "” could lead to significant improvements in the diets of millions of children across America," said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in a statement. "Across the nation, many schools are already...

2010-07-12 12:59:00

WASHINGTON, July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Author of the bestseller Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think, Brian Wansink, Ph.D. will speak and moderate at the 2010 Soy Symposium on November 11th in Washington, DC. Wansink, an award-winning academic researcher on food psychology and behavior change, is the John Dyson Professor of Consumer Behavior at Cornell University. From 2007-2009, Wansink served as the Executive Director of USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and...

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2010-06-04 13:19:31

How many more apples can a school cafeteria sell if the fruit is displayed in an attractive basket and placed in a well-lit area? That's the sort of question researchers from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab are exploring as part of their Smarter Lunchrooms Initiative"”an effort to discover and share low-cost changes that can be made in lunchrooms to subtly guide smarter food choices. Led by Professor Brian Wansink, the researchers observed a 58 percent increase in fresh fruit sales at...

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2010-05-02 08:27:59

Overwhelmed by tons of daily diet advice? If only we knew which diet tips to follow. According to a new finding by a team of Cornell University researchers, dieters who focus on changing their surroundings find it easier to adhere to their diet. Understandably, they also report losing the most weight. The researchers, led by Brian Wansink, Director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, presented their findings at this week's Experimental Biology conference in Anaheim, Calif. For the study, 200...

2010-04-29 13:19:54

Organic snackers underestimate calories, study shows Could organic labels lead you to overeat? These labels certainly appear to make people think their organic snack has a lot fewer calories than it really does. These findings were presented at this week's Experimental Biology conference in Anaheim, Calif. They showed that people who ate organic cookies labeled as "organic" believed that their snack contained 40% fewer calories than the same cookies that had no label, according to Jenny...


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