Latest Home economics Stories

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...

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...

2011-08-11 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...

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...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.