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March 14, 2013
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Gallup poll names most-, least-obese states
West Virginia has the highest obesity rate in the nation, at 33.5%, followed by Mississippi at 32.2% and Arkansas at 31.4%, according to data from the 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-being Index. Colorado had the lowest rate at 18.7%, followed by Massachusetts at 21.5% and Montana at 22%. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel (W.Va.) (3/13), Gallup.com (3/6)
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Dietary Health
Hospital RDs hold "fresh mob" at grocery store
Registered dietitians and supporters from St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, Wis., led a "fresh mob" song-and-dance routine at a grocery store to celebrate Registered Dietitian Day and National Nutrition Month. Hospital employees wrote and recorded the song "5 A Day" to spread a healthy-eating message of having five portions of fruits and vegetables daily. WISC-TV (Madison, Wis.) (3/13)
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Almond flour is safe alternative for gluten-free diners
After learning she had celiac disease more than 50 years ago, Colleen Sherratt and her husband Lowell began a mission to provide gluten-free products through their business, Honeyville Grain. One of their most popular products, almond flour, is versatile and provides a significant source of nutrients. "Sales growth remains hot," said Chris Ondatje, vice president of Honeyville’s e-commerce division. "It’s so sought after that we’re constantly fighting to stay ahead of the demand curve." The Salt Lake Tribune (Utah) (3/13)
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Science & Research
DHA supplements may reduce very premature births, researchers say
Pregnant women who took docosahexaenoic acid supplements three times a day until birth were less likely to give birth very prematurely than the placebo group, U.S. researchers said. Babies of DHA-supplemented mothers were a little larger and heavier, and were born about three days later compared with babies in the placebo group, according to the study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Reuters (3/12)
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Structured weight-loss program improves BMI in poor children
More than half of overweight or obese children from low-income families who participated in the TennCare Weight Watchers Partnership Program, a structured weight-management initiative, improved their BMI scores, according to a study in the journal Academic Pediatrics. The results suggest that physicians should consider referring young patients to such programs to combat obesity, researchers said. Examiner.com (3/13)
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Research ties rosemary extract to better glucose rates in mice
Intake of rosemary extract was associated with lower blood glucose and cholesterol levels and more than a 60% reduction in body weight in mice, a study found. The results appear in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. NutraIngredients (3/12)
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Fitness
Study touts resistance training for older patients with diabetes
Progressive resistance training improved insulin resistance and glucose control among older patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study of 103 adults published on the website of Diabetes Care. "This means that you can see improvements in metabolic health without weight loss with this mode of exercise," researcher Yorgi Mavros says. Medscape (free registration) (3/13)
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Institutional Foodservice
Gallup: Majority support federal rules for healthy school meals
The majority of Americans surveyed in a recent Gallup poll said they support federal regulations that define nutritional standards for school meals. There also is some support for limiting foods sold in school vending machines, snack bars and bake sales, but few respondents said they would back policies prohibiting students from bringing packed lunches to school. Overall, most Americans said federal regulations for school meals would be somewhat helpful in reducing childhood obesity, but most agreed it is no silver bullet. Gallup.com (3/12)
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Recipe of the Day
Creamy pistachio millet
Try out a new grain with this fast and easy millet recipe. The Healthy Apple
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Food For Thought
We shouldn't discount the benefits of eating fish."
-- Dr. Emily Oken of Harvard Medical School, as quoted by Reuters
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