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October 10, 2012
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Healthy Start 
  • Food allergy labeling is inconsistent, experts tell AND conference
    Food manufacturers and restaurants differ in how they approach labeling for food allergies, which can be confusing for customers, experts told the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. They said manufacturers and restaurants can increase brand loyalty by providing informative labeling and making ingredient lists available to help patrons look for hidden allergy triggers. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage (10/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Dietary Health 
  • La. anti-obesity program teaches families about healthy lifestyles
    UnitedHealth Group and the Louisiana Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs are offering a yearlong weight-loss program aimed at obese children for New Orleans-area families on UnitedHealth's Medicaid plan. The Join for Me program teaches families to make lifestyle and dietary changes and shows overweight children the "Yes! and less" system of what foods to eat. CNBC/The Associated Press (10/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Almond Recipe Contest: Calling MORE Foodies!
FNCE may be over, but the window is still open to enter your favorite clever, easy, better-for-you breakfast and snack almond recipes. Visit the Almond Board Facebook page for contest details, entries and voting through 10/17 to win great prizes!
Science & Research 
  • Tomatoes may protect men from stroke, study finds
    Tomatoes may reduce a man's risk of stroke, according to a study of more than 1,000 men ages 46 to 65 in Finland. Researchers found that participants with the most lycopene had a 55% lower risk of stroke than those with the least. The difference was larger for ischemic strokes. The study was published in the journal Neurology. WebMD (10/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Prenatal fish intake, mercury exposure may affect risk of ADHD
    Maternal consumption of at least two fish servings a week was linked to a 60% lower risk of their children developing some attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms, according to a study in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. However, higher mercury hair levels from mothers taken after delivery was associated with about a 60% greater likelihood of hyperactivity, inattentiveness and impulsivity in their children at about age 8. Reuters (10/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Anti-obesity program to bring exercise, nutrition to urban areas
    The Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been given a $20 million, five-year CDC grant to implement an anti-obesity campaign in urban areas throughout the U.S., focusing on culturally popular exercises and nutrition. The program will be run through hundreds of community-based organizations that will get a tool kit and money for staff so they can bring exercise to where people like to gather, including workplaces, churches and senior centers. (10/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Institutional Foodservice 
  • St. Luke's to become 1st Minn. hospital to ban sugary drinks: St. Luke's hospital and clinics in Duluth, Minn., will be the first in the state to ban sugar-sweetened beverages. Diet beverages will continue to be available, along with flavored waters and no-sugar-added juices. The Forum (Fargo, N.D.-Moorhead, Minn.) (free registration) (10/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Food For Thought 
We need to help create a tipping point, where healthy food is available and convenient."
--Loel Solomon, Kaiser Permanente's national director of community health initiatives and evaluation, as quoted by the Los Angeles Times' Booster Shots blog
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