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March 6, 2013
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Survey: 29% of adults want to reduce gluten consumption
About 30% of U.S. adults want to reduce the amount of gluten they eat or to switch to a gluten-free diet, survey data from NPD Group indicate. While people still eat sandwiches, they are less likely to have bread with a meal and are choosing more gluten-free or wheat-free items when dining out, NPD's Harry Balzer says. USA Today (3/5)
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About how many almonds are in a daily portion?
23  34.49%
14  29.86%
20  16.91%
9  16.62%
I don't know  2.13%
The perfect daily portion of Almonds is as easy as 1, 2, 3: 1 ounce = 23 crunchy almonds. Click here for more simple tips to share with your clients for how to measure the perfect portion of almonds.
Dietary Health
Today's Dietitian chooses top 10 RDs
Today's Dietitian has named its top 10 registered dietitians based on their accomplishments and dedication. More than 100 nominations were received; RDs chosen include authors, humanitarians, founders of specialty nutrition businesses, directors of health organizations and professionals who have succeeded despite difficult odds, the magazine says. Today's Dietitian (3/2013)
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Science & Research
Losing weight while younger helps the heart, research shows
A study done with obese mice found that losing weight earlier in life can give the heart a chance to repair damage caused by carrying extra pounds, Johns Hopkins University researchers say. Cardiologist Dr. Lili Barouch said people should lose weight as soon as possible and not wait for major problems to occur. WJZ-TV (Baltimore) (3/5)
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Study ties risk of food allergies with lack of vitamin D
An Australian study of 5,276 1-year-olds showed that vitamin D deficiency was linked to a threefold increased risk of developing food allergies compared with those with vitamin D sufficiency. Researchers also found that children with two or more allergies were 10 times more likely to have vitamin D deficiency. The findings appear in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. The Age (Melbourne, Australia) (3/4), Science World Report (3/5)
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Food allergies may be affected by early antibiotics, study says
The risk of food allergy was greatest among children who were exposed to more antibiotics during the first year of life, a case-control study showed. Receiving one or two antibiotic courses did not substantially raise children's food allergy risk, researchers reported at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology meeting. Family Practice News (3/4)
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Regular kimchi intake may cut glucose, cholesterol rates
South Korean researchers found that young men who ate about half a pound of kimchi daily for a week showed lower cholesterol and blood glucose levels compared with those who ate smaller quantities. The study was published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. Daily News (New York)/Agence France-Presse (3/5)
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After-school program puts focus on fitness, nutrition
The after-school "Catch Health Habits" program in nine U.S. cities brings together older adults and children for games, exercise and lessons on good nutrition. The goal is to get students to think critically about nutrition and health, but the program also is aimed at helping the older volunteers stay active and expand their social circles. (Connecticut) (3/5)
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Institutional Foodservice
Legislation would relax federal nutrition guidelines
The proposed Sensible School Lunch Act would relax federal nutrition guidelines to help the program meet the needs of schools and students, says co-sponsor Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D. The bill would eliminate caps on servings of proteins and grains but continue limits on calories and the emphasis on fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nonfat dairy. The Forum (Fargo, N.D.-Moorhead, Minn.) (free registration) (3/5)
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Recipe of the Day
Fish tacos
This fast and easy meal is perfect for busy families trying to get a healthy dinner on the table. The Well-Fed Heart
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Food For Thought
I can show people on food stamps how to live a healthful lifestyle. You may not get asparagus in the off season, but you can live healthily on a small budget."
-- RD Lora Williams, as quoted by Today's Dietitian
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