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2012-04-29 19:57:31

Mothers with 'food insecurity' more likely to engage in feeding practices associated with childhood weight gain While eating too much food can cause obesity, the fear of not having enough food may lead to the same result, according to a study to be presented Saturday, April 28, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Boston. Being worried about not having enough food to feed one's family, a situation called food insecurity, is common in low-income families. These...

2011-10-05 19:17:58

Social and economic cost of hunger and food insecurity in US in 2010 was $167.5 billion The Great Recession and the currently tepid economic recovery swelled the ranks of American households confronting hunger and food insecurity by 30 percent. In 2010 48.8 million Americans lived in food insecure households, meaning they were hungry or faced food insecurity at some point during the year. That's 12 million more people than faced hunger in 2007, before the recession, and represents 16.1...

2011-05-04 14:37:12

A mountain of waste that grows by a million tons every three years from the sewage plants of Australia's major cities and towns is the target of an unusual mining venture. Scientists in the CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE) are working on ways to turn one of the nation's major urban organic wastes into a safe source of fertility for the continent's depleted soils. In a 21st century quest to turn "Ëœmanure into gold' they are using one of...

2011-03-31 14:48:24

Researchers examine programs aimed at reducing food insecurity Food security is defined by access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life, according to the World Health Organization. In the United States and Canada, the number of households considered food insecure has increased more than 50 percent over the past four years, with one in three households in the United States experiencing very low food security. Young children and households headed by...

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2010-11-24 05:35:00

School lunch programs could help reverse the negative effects of food scarcity on the academic performance of teens, according to a new study published Monday. The researchers said the government food-assistance programs could help break the cycle of poverty in which poor children go hungry, receive poor grades, don't advance to college and fail to escape their socioeconomic status, which results in their children repeating the cycle. "Food insecurity is more problematic in the long term if...

2010-11-08 13:51:40

Telemedicine may be 1 answer to the problem, according to new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior The economic recession impacts many aspects of our lives including an increase incidence of food insecurity. This can have serious consequences for those suffering from chronic illnesses like diabetes. For diseases like diabetes, in which nutrition and menu planning play a key role in treatment, food insecurity can be devastating. A study in the November/December issue of the...

2010-11-08 08:14:12

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Maintaining a job in these tough economic times is a challenge.  Maintaining proper nutrition is even harder, according to a new study.   The recession impacts many aspects our lives including an increase of food insecurity.  This can have serious consequences for those suffering from chronic illnesses like diabetes. For diseases like diabetes, in which nutrition and menu planning play a key role in treatment, food insecurity can be devastating. Food...


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.