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Milk products have quality proteins, nutrition experts say
Dairy products such as milk and yogurt provide high-quality proteins that help with heart health, weight and glucose control, and digestion, nutrition experts said. Registered dietitian Nancy Rodriguez said the best way to get these proteins is through food rather than supplements, and it is important that intake be spread throughout the day by including protein in each meal. Today's Dietitian
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Welch's report: U.S. families prioritize eating together
About 85% of Americans say eating with family is a favorite time of the day, and 71% said they eat family meals as often or more than they did when they were children, a survey by Welch's indicates. "Parents are making mealtimes a priority in order to share a moment with their children," said Sarah-Jane Bedwell, a registered dietitian and a member of Welch's Health and Nutrition Advisory Panel. Progressive Grocer
Americans show optimism on health but may lack access to resources
Despite data showing widespread obesity and diabetes, 90% of Americans see themselves as healthy, according to a survey by Penn, Schoen & Berland, while 81% see people in their communities as healthy. Respondents listed regular access to doctors and health care facilities as well as healthy food choices among the most important factors in their health. However, respondents who valued community health resources most had limited access to them. Nurse.com
Children's diets may be swayed by celebrities
Children were more likely to eat snack foods endorsed by celebrities, especially when the celebrity was seen in a context other than the advertisement, according to a U.K. study to be published in the Journal of Pediatrics. Children did not consume any less of snack foods that were not endorsed by celebrities, indicating that endorsers' influence contributed to overeating, researchers said. MyHealthNewsDaily.com
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Physical activity may help lower cortisol levels in children
U.S. researchers monitored the physical activity of 252 8-year-olds and found that those who were less active had higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol than active children. The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, suggest that exercise can boost mental health through the regulation of the stress hormone response to stressors. RedOrbit
Cheesy broccoli quinoa casserole
This healthier version of the classic broccoli-rice casserole makes a great Meatless Monday dish. The Garden Grazer
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