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Trump Administration Loosens Obama-Era School Lunch Guidelines: What’s In Store For The Kids Now?

Newly confirmed agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue has announced a rule eliminating certain nutritional standards in place in school cafeterias. His office seeks to relax guidelines on sodium, whole grain, and milk set during the Obama administration.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2017

Calorie Mama Is The Nutrition App That Uses Photo Recognition And AI To Track Food

Calorie Mama is the calorie tracking app that has users taking pictures of their meals to easily log them.

Apps/Software March 8, 2017

Diet Trends 2017: Say Hello To Souping, Bush Food, Vegetarian Comfort Food And More

Going vegetarian will be trendy in 2017. Increasing demand for meat-free food, lower prices for plant-based food and the rapid growth of home-delivery food ventures seem to augment the popularity of vegetarian food, soups and dairy-based products.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 19, 2016

Diet Quality In US Children Still Low But Improving: Study

The quality of diet consumed by children in America has improved significantly between 1999 and 2012; however, it is no way near the recommended levels, reports a recent study. Disparities in race and socioeconomic status play an important role in the quality of food consumed by children.

Public Health November 26, 2016

Added Sugar Warning Coming To New Nutrition Labels

After two long decades, updated nutrition labels are coming to prepackaged foods in the United States. What do these changes mean for the average consumer?

Public Health May 22, 2016

General Mills To Label US Products With Genetically Modified Ingredients

General Mills on Friday said it will start putting labels on all its U.S. products that contain genetically modified organisms as ingredients. The changes will hit grocery stores over the next several weeks.

Life March 19, 2016

Foods Sold At High Street Markets Contain High Levels Of Salt: Study

Most of the food sold at high street market in the United Kingdom has been found to contain high levels of salt, a new report revealed. A health group is urging the Government to re-examine its salt regulation policies.

Life March 2, 2016

Nutrition Crucial To Survival: Nutritional Supplement Linked To Lower Death Rate In Malnourished Adults

Rates of death and hospital readmission were 50 percent lower in malnourished patients who received a specialized oral nutrition supplement. The findings highlight the importance of nutrition in caring for adults with chronic illnesses or suffer from malnutrition.

Life January 20, 2016

What Humans Can Learn From 183-Year-Old Jonathan The Tortoise's New Rejuvenating Diet

An aging and nutrition deficient tortoise gets a new lease on life after being given a nutritious high-calorie diet since 2014. Check out how humans can use a similar strategy to regain their health even in old age.

Life January 10, 2016

Here Are The Top Best Diets Of 2016 According To Health And Weight Loss Experts

The US News & World Report released its Best Diets of 2016 with the DASH diet still in No. 1. Health experts evaluated a total of 38 healthy diets for the report.

Life January 7, 2016

Many Airlines Fail To Offer Passengers Healthy Food: Survey

In a latest survey, Virgin America emerged as the airline offering the healthiest menu to its passengers. Which other U.S. airlines scored high on calorie count and nutritional information, and which ones provided the least healthy in-flight fare?

Life January 1, 2016

Healthy Snacks Can Secretly Make You Fat

Snacks that are labelled 'healthy' such as low-fat biscuits, cereal bars, bran flakes and smoothies can actually make people fat. The added sugars they contain will temporary boost energy but are culprits in weight gain.

Life December 1, 2015

Nutritional Value Of The Same Food Varies Among Individuals

A new study revealed that the body's response to the same food varies from person to person. This is why, researchers said, a personalized diet plan is much more effective than universal recommendations.

Life November 20, 2015

FDA May Change Food Labels To Cut Added Sugar Intake

The U.S. FDA recently proposed a plan that will change nutrition labels and include the amount of added sugar that products contain. The agency recommends Americans to cut down added sugar intake to 10 percent of daily calories.

Life November 12, 2015

Living Alone Linked To Poor Diet: Single People Eat Fewer Fruits, Veg And Opt For Ready-Made Meals

Australian researchers found people who live alone have lesser intake of vegetables and fruits and are more likely to eat fast, convenient and ready-made meals. The study found elderly people are at risk and that men are more likely to fall into the bad habit trap.

Life November 4, 2015

Pediatricians To Start Screening For Child Hunger as 7.9 Million US Children Live In Food-Insecure Homes

The AAP urges pediatricians to assess their patients for food insecurities in order to reduce child hunger throughout the US. This is important as malnutrition due to lack of food or nutrient dense ones can lead to unwanted health and growth consequences.

Life October 28, 2015

Researchers Use App To Debunk 'Myth' That Humans Should Eat Three Meals Per Day

Eating three meals per day is not necessarily applicable to the average individual, a new study found. Through the use of a smartphone app, researchers were able to discover that eating times and food items can get very random.

Life September 28, 2015

Experts Question The Science Behind Formulation Of U.S. Dietary Guidelines

The updated version of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines is set for release this fall. But before it hits the press, experts have already questioned the science behind it.

Life September 27, 2015

US Kids' Favorite Fruit? Hint: Think 'Keeps The Doctor Away'

Apples beat out bananas and all other contenders as the favorite whole fruit of children in the U.S. The average child in the U.S. eats 10 ounces of fruit each day, researchers say.

Life September 22, 2015

Nutritionist Says Homemade Baby Food Helps Set Up Lifetime Of Healthy Eating

A nutritionist claims that home cooked baby food is the best way parents can start off in helping their children have healthier lives.

Life September 22, 2015

Longer Lunch Periods Better For Kids, Says Study

New study found that kids who take their school lunch in 20 minutes or less, consume less entrées, vegetables or milk. The researchers emphasize the importance of giving ample time for students to eat their meals, to gain just the right amount of nutrition they need for school.

Life September 12, 2015

Want To Slow Aging Of Your Muscles? Eat Apples And Tomatoes

Compounds found in apples and green tomatoes can hold back the loss of muscle mass and strength as we get older, researchers suggest. Tests using older mice showed improvements in just two months.

Life September 11, 2015

FDA's Proposal For New Food Label With More Detail On Added Sugar Meets Opposition

Food and beverage companies hit back at an FDA proposal to list added sugar on nutrition labels. The FDA also wants a listing of the added sugar's percentage of recommended daily intake included.

Life July 26, 2015

Scientists Identify Taste Of Fat, Say It's Distinct From Other Tastes Humans Can Detect

There's more to fat than texture and mouth feel; it has a taste of its own, researchers say. The finding could help provide a better understanding of how fat in food is linked to obesity, they suggest.

Life July 22, 2015

Meals Served In US Restaurants Almost As Unhealthy As Fast Food, Says Study

Researchers have found that there is not much difference in fast food and restaurant food in terms of nutritional content. Food served in restaurants are actually almost as unhealthy as fast food.

Life July 16, 2015

The Less You Sleep, The More You Eat, The Heavier You Get: Study

Not getting enough sleep can push a person to eat too much, researchers say. All the the factors driving food intake — biological, emotional, environmental — can be affected and heightened by too little sleep.

Life June 3, 2015

Sorry, But An Apple A Day May Not Keep The Doctor Away: Study

The old proverb doesn't stand up to rigorous scientific study, researchers say. While certainly a healthy food, apples are not a cure-all guaranteed to keep you out of the doctor's office, they say.

March 31, 2015

Want To Live Longer? Up Your Chances With A Bowl Of Quinoa Per Day

You already know eating right is key to good health. Boost your chances of living longer by including a bowl of quinoa in your diet.

Life March 25, 2015

Kraft Cheese Singles Now Considered A Health Food After Earning 'Kids Eat Right' Label

As part of its 'Kids Eat Right' campaign, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics approves Kraft American Cheese Singles to labeled as health food.

Internet Culture March 18, 2015

Nutrition Experts Get Paid By Coca-Cola To Call Soda A Healthy Snack

Coca-Cola and other companies are paying nutritionists to recommend their products as part of healthy snacking, new reports suggest.

Life March 16, 2015

How Globalization Is Worsening The World's Diets

As processed foods increasingly go global, the quality of the world's diet is suffering, expert says. Foods high in fat, sugar and starch seen as major culprits.

Life February 23, 2015

Can Charcoal Juice Really Help You Lose Weight Or Is It Just A Fad?

Charcoal juice is the rave nowadays with notable personalities endorsing the product. Experts shared their views on using activated charcoal for health purposes.

Life February 19, 2015

Lower Bad Cholesterol by Eating an Avocado a Day, New Study Suggests

Incorporating an avocado per day in a healthy diet can help reduce bad cholesterol. Avocados are rich in nutrients and monounsaturated fatty acids.

Life January 8, 2015

Fast Food Still as Unhealthy as Ever

Despite some improvements, fast food remains a less-than-healthy habit for many Americans based on calories, fat and salt. Between 1996 and 2013 little changed when it came to fast nutrition -- or lack of it, researchers say.

Life January 2, 2015

Fast Food Then vs. Fast Food Now. Is There a Difference?

Burgers and fries are fast food staples. According to a study, these staples, along with other menu times have remained largely unchanged in the last 17 years.

Life January 2, 2015

Bring Lunch from Home or Buy Lunch at School Cafeteria? What's Healthier for Kids?

According to two studies, both have pros and cons. However, both don’t have enough points to win over the other.

Life November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Hacks: 5 Healthy Holiday Recipes

Plan on stuffing yourself this Thanksgiving? Before you have to unbuckle your belt, plan on adding a few lighter options to your menu that will leave you and your guests pleasantly satisfied. With these healthy options that cut down on the calories, you will be able to gobble the turkey and all the trimmings guilt-free.

Feature November 24, 2014

Nestle Working On 'Exercise in a Bottle' For the Gym-Averse

Swiss company looking to create an edible product that could mimic the effects of exercise. Product could "trigger" the body's metabolism and provide the same benefits of physical exercise, they believe.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 21, 2014

This diet could reduce the impact of climate change

According to new research, vegetarian, pescetarian and Mediterranean diets could help reduce agriculture greenhouse emission gases, which causes harmful consequences on the environment and impacts climate change.

Internet Culture November 13, 2014

School lunches vs. home-packed lunches: Which is more nutritious?

A packed lunch from mom definitely warms the heart, but does it provide nutrients the rest of the body needs? A study weighs in.

Life November 9, 2014

How many cups of coffee will kill you?

Coffee lovers can't go without their daily caffeine fixes, but according to a YouTube video, many java drinkers don't know that much about coffee.

Internet Culture November 9, 2014

School lunch has more nutrition than homemade lunch: Study

School lunches may be better for children than food brought from home, according to a new study from Virginia Tech. Where are parents going wrong?

Life November 8, 2014

Here are the top 5 things you need to know about celiac disease

Celiac disease and gluten are common topics of conversation these days, but many still do not know the basics. According to a new study published in the Journal of Proteome Research, gluten may not be the only trigger of celiac disease. Here is everything you need to know.

Internet Culture November 6, 2014

Scientists find a way to eliminate smells by creating 'white noise' for the nose

Two researchers found that chemical compounds in smells have an opposing set of odor compounds that cancel each other out, creating a 'white noise' for the nose.

Geek November 5, 2014

The shrimp you eat might not be what you think it is

According to a new study by Oceana, 30 percent of shrimp sold is mislabeled, which can have harmful effects on our health, environment and economy.

Internet Culture October 30, 2014

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