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2011-12-01 08:07:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Winter is when people tend to burn firewood rather than calories and turn to not-so-good comfort foods instead of their healthy favorites. But with expanding obesity rates in the U.S., heart disease a leading cause of death and type 2 diabetes affecting at least 24 million American adults and children, diet is more important than ever. Keri Glassman, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., nationally recognized nutrition expert and book author, is here to...

2011-11-08 10:34:53

Cooking should be integrated into school curriculum Based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other reports that childhood obesity has tripled over the past 30 years, we recognize the importance of reaching our children early to form good food habits. However, with teachers having to incorporate more and more learning standards into their already packed curriculums, where does that leave room for nutrition education in elementary schools? Perhaps by putting it into school...

2011-11-02 09:00:00

PARK RIDGE, Ill., Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the days grow shorter and winter approaches, it becomes increasingly difficult for many Americans to meet their vitamin D requirements. In some areas of the country, it is difficult or impossible to produce sufficient amounts of vitamin D from sun exposure, especially in winter months. In fact, research shows 40 percent of people 65 years of age and older, even those living in sunny climates, are not getting enough vitamin D.(1) Consuming...

Heart Healthy Broccoli Developed In UK
2011-10-26 10:23:17

Shoppers looking for heart-healthy vegetables are now able to choose a new variety of broccoli with increased levels of a key phytonutrient. The new broccoli, which will be known as Beneforté, was developed from publicly-funded research at two of the UK´s world-leading biological research institutes, the Institute of Food Research (IFR) and the John Innes Centre. Scientists at the two institutes are working to develop our understanding of what it is about broccoli that...

2011-10-03 16:40:00

Maid Brigade honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month with an informative video and tips to create and maintain a safe and healthy home. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 03, 2011 Knowledge is power, and in this case, possibly a matter of life and death. As more information comes out linking chemicals in household cleaning products to breast cancer, Maid Brigade honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month with an informative video and tips to help todayâs women protect their individual and...

2011-09-15 06:00:00

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Birds Eye®, a portfolio brand of Pinnacle Foods Group, is on a mission to help America "Discover the Wonder of Vegetables(TM)" and announced today the launch of its new campaign with a kick-off event in New York City's Union Square, featuring an unexpected vegetable farm in the snow. The campaign will inspire people to appreciate the wonder of vegetables and enable them with products, recipes and solutions to enjoy...

2011-08-11 07:36:00

PHOENIX, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With no end in sight for the economic downturn and the possibility of the turmoil getting worse, many companies are seeking to cut costs and streamline operations. Cost cutters in management may often look at bringing outsourced services into internal operations increasing the workload on existing employees. One such area that these cost cutters may be looking at to trim excess fat is in commercial cleaning services. This may mean scaling...

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2011-08-05 09:16:11

By Rosalie Marion Bliss, ARS/USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have developed a fully cooked food-aid product called Instant Corn Soy Blend that supplements meals, particularly for young children. The work was led by food technologist Charles Onwulata at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Dairy Processing and Products Research Unit at the agency's Eastern Regional Research Center (ERRC) in Wyndmoor, Pa. ARS is USDA's chief intramural scientific research agency, and...

2011-08-02 13:09:28

High consumption of these foods may decrease risk for colorectal cancer, says Loma Linda University Eating legumes at least three times a week and brown rice at least once a week was linked to a reduced risk of colon polyps by 33 percent and 40 percent respectively, according to Loma Linda University research recently published in Nutrition and Cancer. High consumption of cooked green vegetables and dried fruit was also associated with greater protection, the study shows. "Eating these foods...

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2011-07-26 08:06:13

Preschool children consumed nearly twice as many vegetables and 11 percent fewer calories over the course of a day when researchers Penn State added pureed vegetables to the children's favorite foods. "Childhood obesity rates are on the rise, and at the same time children are not eating the recommended amount of vegetables," said Barbara Rolls, holder of the Helen A. Guthrie Chair in Nutritional Sciences. "Vegetables have been shown to help lower calorie intake. The problem is getting kids to...