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December 12, 2014
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Nutrition podcasts prompt shoppers to buy omega-3 foods
About one-third of people who listened to a podcast about healthy omega-3 fatty acids while shopping said they changed their grocery list, Rutgers University researchers reported in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. The study says people who listened to the 5-minute podcasts bought an average of about two foods with omega-3 fatty acids, and 79% indicated they would make additional purchases in the future. The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (12/8)
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Dietary Health
Nutrition needs change as people age, dietitian says
Nutrition needs change as people get older, but staying hydrated is important at any age, registered dietitian Tamara Melton says. Young adults in their 20s need calcium-rich foods, while those in their 40s should make sure they get enough fiber. Melton said people older than 60 should eat eggs for eye health and foods that support digestive health, such as asparagus, bananas, legumes and yogurt. KVLY-TV/KXJB-TV (Fargo/Grand Forks, N.D.) (12/10)
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Nutritionist: Choose whole-fruit smoothies over juice
Study data suggest sugar in fruit juice may lead to increases in blood pressure, and nutritionist Stefanie Sacks says she does not recommend that people drink juice regularly. Sacks says blending fruits and vegetables in a smoothie is a better option because it maintains the fiber of the whole fruit. Prevention.com (12/10)
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Science & Research
Researchers: Nutrition studies needed for mobility-impaired adults
Studies are needed to address weight-loss and nutrition needs for mobility-impaired adults, Case Western Reserve University researchers wrote in the journal Obesity Reviews. The review of nutrition and weight-loss programs for adults with medical conditions that cause mobility impairment says studies are needed to identify ways to create an optimal energy balance for this patient population. PhysiciansBriefing.com/HealthDay News (12/11)
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CDC data show increase in illnesses from drinking raw milk
CDC data indicate that the number of foodborne-illness outbreaks linked to raw milk increased from three per year from 1993 to 2006 to 13 cases annually from 2007 to 2012. The report says more than 80% of outbreaks happened in states that allow raw-milk sales. The CDC has recommended people do not drink raw milk. Food Poisoning Bulletin (12/11)
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Inadequate sleep in childhood tied to eventual obesity
U.K. researchers found that children who had the lowest sleep duration at ages 5 to 6 had 60% to 100% increased odds of obesity at age 15. Data also revealed that those who suffered sleep-related breathing problems such as snoring and sleep apnea faced a higher risk of later obesity. The findings appear on the website of The Journal of Pediatrics. HealthDay News (12/11)
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Fitness
Google says number of health, fitness apps surged in 2014
Google's list of the most popular applications in 2014 indicates health and fitness was the fastest-growing sector, with diet tracker MyFitnessPal leading the category. A study estimated there are 100,000 apps for mobile health, double the number available two years ago. Digital Trends (12/11)
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Institutional Foodservice
Study: Low-income students eat more fruits, veggies at school
Low-income students eat more fruits and vegetables at school than at home, according to a study in the journal Preventative Medicine. Researchers found that high-income children eat similar amounts of fruits and veggies at school as those of other income levels, but these children tended to have higher intakes of fruits and vegetables during summer when school was not in session. United Press International (12/11)
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Recipe of the Day
Rustic fruit tart
Make this layered tart for brunch or dessert. The Heart-Healthy Woman
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Food For Thought
Schools clearly have a role in providing healthy foods to children. Our data suggest that the most vulnerable students are benefitting the most from school food."
-- Dartmouth researcher Meghan Longacre, as quoted by United Press International
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