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October 5, 2012
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Healthy Start 
  • Meatless Monday can change eating habits, survey finds
    An online survey by FGI Research found the Meatless Monday campaign has led 73% of people to eat more vegetables, 64% to consume more fruit and 47% to add more whole grains to their diet. Half of survey respondents said they experiment with meatless recipes at home, and 42% say they now try more meatless dishes at restaurants. United Press International (10/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story

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Dietary Health 
  • More than 10,000 expected at Academy's Food & Nutrition Conference
    More than 10,000 dietitians, nutritionists, policymakers and food service professionals are expected at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. Kicking off the four-day event this weekend in Philadelphia is keynote speaker Dean Karnazes, an endurance athlete and author of "50/50," and Pennsylvania State University professor Barbara Rolls, who will lead a discussion on portion sizes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage (10/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Nutritionist urges clients to connect eating habits to their emotions
    A nutritionist in Manhattan says she pushes clients to examine their eating habits for emotional connections. She says using a food diary is "shockingly helpful" to people who want to lose weight, while her big challenge is someone who believes they have to go to extremes by eliminating all fat or carbohydrates from their diet. AOL Jobs (10/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Children who are picky eaters need choices, control, RD says
    Giving children who are picky eaters choices and some control over the foods they eat can help increase vegetable consumption, says registered dietitian Andrea McGrew at Freeman Health System in Joplin, Mo. Parents should be persistent and offer the same vegetable several times and also can add vegetables to favorite foods, including pizza. The Joplin Globe (Mo.) (10/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • "Grocery store on wheels" serves Portland, Ore.
    Central City Concern, a nonprofit in Portland, Ore., partnered with My Street Grocery to create a "grocery store on wheels," delivering healthful food to residents. "The mission of the business is to increase fresh-food access to people who face barriers to healthy eating," said Amelia Pape, co-founder of My Street Grocery. The Oregonian (Portland) (10/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Farro, a versatile treat for whole-grain lovers
    Farro, a hearty grain eaten by ancient Greeks and Romans and long considered a world staple, is becoming popular on California Bay area menus -- and cookbook author Mark Scarbrough can't get enough of the whole grain variety. "It has earthy tones much like mushrooms, a toasted walnut overtone to it that is just missing from pearled [varieties]," Scarbrough said. His recipes for farro with nectarines, basil and toasted pine nuts and farro smoked chicken salad capitalize on the grain's earthy, nutty flavor. San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (free registration) (10/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
New Math: When a Calorie Isn't a Calorie
Sunday, 10/7. 6:20-7:50 a.m.
Event explores a new method for determining calories in food developed by researchers from the USDA. Free breakfast.
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Also: Visit California Almonds at FNCE Booth #439
Science & Research 
  • Study links coffee to higher glaucoma risk
    Drinking three or more cups of coffee a day may raise a person's risk of developing exfoliation glaucoma by 66%, according to an analysis of data from the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. The findings were published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. HealthDay News (10/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Living near a park does not lead to more walking, study says
    Researchers who studied data from Melbourne, Australia, found how often people walked was not affected by the amount of park land within a quarter-mile of their home. The study in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity found people who had the most parks or fields within a half-mile or larger radius were 35% less likely to walk once per week compared with those who had the least amount of parkland in their area. Reuters (10/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Institutional Foodservice 
Recipe of the Day 
  • Flourless dark chocolate pistachio cupcakes
    These bite-size treats have no flour, no gluten and no dairy. The Healthy Apple LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Food For Thought 
Meatless Monday [has] become a way to get lots of delicious meatless alternatives on America's plates."
--Sid Lerner, chairman and founder of The Monday Campaigns, as quoted by United Press International
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