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2014-07-17 23:10:55

ESHA Research, the leading supplier of nutritional software and databases, has been approved as a National Strategic Partner for the USDA MyPlate communications effort. Salem, OR (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 ESHA Research, the leading supplier of nutritional software and databases, has been approved as a National Strategic Partner for the USDA MyPlate communications effort. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal...

2014-05-14 08:32:26

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New research shows people who eat canned foods typically have healthier diets and consume more essential nutrients. Canned foods are also recommended by nutrition experts nationwide as key to getting healthy family meals on the table more often. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130214/NY60501LOGO The findings, based on an analysis of national eating trends and a survey of leading nutrition experts, revealed that canned foods are not only a...

Snacking Quality Appears To Decline As Kids Age
2014-05-07 03:34:06

David Orenstein, Brown University The average US child snacks three times a day. Concerned about the role of snacking in obesity, a team of researchers set out to explore how eating frequency relates to energy intake and diet quality in a sample of low-income, urban schoolchildren in the Boston area. They expected that snacking would substantially contribute to kids' overall energy intake, and the new data confirm that. But they were surprised that the nutritional value of snacks and...

2014-03-28 23:02:28

Private-sector venture, led by creators of The Color Way,™ introduces new color-guided, goal-oriented, marketing initiative focused on the DGA recommendations. Portland, ME (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 For more than two decades, Americans have been preached to and educated about eating more fruits and vegetables for better health. Increasing fruit and vegetables consumption has been one of the leading recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines For Americans (DGAs), as well as from most major...

2014-03-13 12:29:05

Experts recommend a standard definition for a 'whole grain food' - 8 grams per 30 gram serving - to eliminate consumer confusion, provide consistency in nutrition research and food industry MINNEAPOLIS, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a newly published paper in the March issue of Advances in Nutrition, a roundtable of leading nutrition experts from the U.S. and Europe recommends developing a standard definition of a whole grain food that would require at least 8 grams of...

2014-03-11 23:33:20

Women’s Excellence invites women to celebrate National Nutrition Month with a medical weight loss and nutritional counseling visit with a certified nurse practitioner. Nutrition and weight loss consultations are available at all 3 locations – Birmingham, Clarkston, and Lake Orion. Oakand County, Michigan (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 March is National Nutritional Month and the certified nurse practitioners of Women’s Excellence have available appointments for nutrition and weight loss...

2014-03-05 23:24:13

During the month of March, Allegro supports The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in celebrating National Nutrition Month®. (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 During the month of March, Allegro supports The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in celebrating National Nutrition Month®. Allegro encourages local seniors and families to visit the National Nutrition Month® website for resources encouraging them to “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right,” the theme for 2014...

2014-03-03 12:26:54

CHICAGO, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While social, emotional and health factors play a role in the foods people choose to eat, the foods we enjoy are the ones we eat most. That is why, as part of National Nutrition Month 2014(®), the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140303/DC75544 Each March, the Academy encourages Americans to return to the basics of healthful eating...

2014-03-03 08:30:43

Grocery shopping decision makers agree Facts Up Front makes nutrition information easy to find and use WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) today unveiled its national consumer education campaign to bolster awareness and understanding of Facts Up Front. The nutrient-based labeling system will be supported by a national advertising campaign to further educate consumers on the initiative...

2014-02-27 12:27:30

CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Changes announced today to the Nutrition Facts label found on most foods sold in stores represent a significant step forward in helping people understand the label, and connect the label more closely to consumers' actual behavior, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "Today is a big win for consumers," said registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy President Dr. Glenna McCollum. "The changes announced today are...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.