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January 28, 2013
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Healthy Start 
  • Study: Produce consumption can improve mood
    A study in the Journal of Health Psychology found that people reported feeling more calm, happy and energetic on the days they ate more fruits and vegetables. Lead researcher Dr. Tamlin Conner said young people can reap positive emotional effects by consuming seven or eight servings of fruits and vegetables per day. NutraIngredients (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Greatness Gap
Achievers surveyed North American employees about their level of connection with core engagement factors, such as their company's mission, their perceptions and experience of recognition at work, and their workplace culture. The data shows us that there are a few things missing. Read the results
Dietary Health 
  • Licensing debate is at center of nutrition profession
    The field of nutrition includes health coaches, acupuncturists, nutritionists and others, which has become a concern for some registered dietitians and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The academy is lobbying for state licensing laws to protect consumers, but critics say the group is trying to monopolize the field for RDs at a time when nutrition professionals are in greater demand. Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model) (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Science & Research 
  • Survey: 69% of adults track health, most without technology
    A survey by the Pew Research Center found that 69% of adults said they track diet, weight, exercise or medical symptoms for themselves or a loved one, with 49% of those saying they do it in their heads, 34% keeping track on paper and 21% using some form of technology. Thirty-four percent of those who track their health said they share their data with others. USA Today (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Most foodborne-disease outbreaks linked to salmonella, norovirus
    Most of more than 1,500 reported outbreaks of foodborne diseases between 2009 and 2010 were attributed to salmonella-tainted foods or norovirus, CDC researchers wrote in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Eggs contaminated with salmonella accounted for 2,231 foodborne illnesses during the study period, and other causes were E. coli O157 in beef and Campylobacter in unpasteurized dairy products. HealthDay News (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Teens' exercise, screen time may predict metabolic syndrome later
    Participants who reported watching several TV shows daily at age 16 had a twofold increased risk of having metabolic syndrome at age 43, compared with people who said they watched one show a week or less, a study in Diabetes Care showed. Researchers also found participants who had lower levels of leisure-time physical activity at age 16 had a higher risk of metabolic syndrome onset in their 40s compared with those who had daily exercise. Medscape (free registration) (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Hot Topics 

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Institutional Foodservice 
  • Colo. district asks parents to weigh in on school meals
    Boulder Valley schools officials in Colorado are asking parents to offer feedback about the school lunch program -- including the amount of time students have to eat and what they are served. Among the comments gathered so far are calls for larger portions, more vegetarian options and concerns that some items, such as brown rice, are not "kid friendly." Daily Camera (Boulder, Colo.) (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • School food service continues to evolve in Wash. district
    School-nutrition professionals in Tacoma, Wash., say they have altered meals to comply with federal regulations and are making other changes on their own. Meanwhile, the district is facing an increase in the number of students receiving free- and reduced-price meals and questions over its financial stability. To help combat waste in the cafeteria, the district allows students to place unwanted, packaged food on a tasting table, where other students can pick it up. The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.) (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Recipe of the Day 
  • Kale and portobello lasagna
    Pack some veggies into your lasagna with this recipe. Food Network Kitchens LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Food For Thought 
The greatest problem is that the public doesn't have access to enough professionals who can help them understand the basics of healthy eating."
--Dr. David Miller, director of East-West Integrated Medicine in Chicago, as quoted by the Chicago Tribune
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