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December 10, 2012
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Healthy Start 
  • Study suggests obese women should eat 3 meals each day
    A study to be published in the journal Obesity showed that obese women who ate three meals a day had lower fat levels in their blood than did women who ate the same calories spread over six small meals. University of Missouri researchers said eating fewer but bigger meals is better metabolically and could lower the risk of heart disease. United Press International (12/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Dietary Health 
  • Nutrition focus changes as adults age, RD says
    Nutrition needs change as adults go through child-rearing years in their 30s and 40s and into the empty-nester years of 50 and beyond, registered dietitian Bonnie Taub-Dix writes. She suggests stocking the kitchen with healthy ingredients for family meals while children are young, then modifying personal dietary intake to address health and nutrition issues that appear at age 50 and beyond. U.S. News & World Report/Eat + Run blog (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • USDA announces ground-poultry rules
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is requiring producers of ground turkey and ground chicken to reassess their Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points plans within 90 days because of recent salmonella outbreaks. "Incorporating information obtained from salmonella outbreaks will enhance food safety efforts, helping to avoid future outbreaks and ensure a safer food supply for consumers," said Elisabeth Hagen, undersecretary for food safety. Supermarket News (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Dessert chefs discover vegetables
    Ambitious restaurants are now serving desserts that contain vegetables, including creme brulee with sweet corn at Tilth in Seattle and candy cap mushroom ice cream at San Francisco's Americano Restaurant & Bar. Nutrition professor Mary Ann Johnson said the body is better able to absorb the vitamins in vegetables when they are combined with a bit of fat. National Public Radio/The Salt blog (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Science & Research 
  • Study links salt consumption with childhood-obesity risk
    Children and teens who had more salt in their diet were more likely than their peers who consumed less salt to drink more beverages, including sugar-sweetened beverages, an Australian study found. Researchers reported on the website of the journal Pediatrics that drinking at least a serving of a sugary drink per day was linked to a 26% higher risk of being overweight and obese. WebMD (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Obese teens have higher risk of diabetes in adulthood
    Men and women who became obese as teens had a higher risk of developing diabetes compared with those who were obese as adults, a study in Diabetes Care found. The results underscore the importance of addressing obesity at a young age to reduce the risk of diabetes onset, researchers said. (12/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • PE classes are used to teach students healthy habits
    A middle-school physical-education teacher in North Carolina is working to transform his district's PE curriculum. Andrew Cambruzzi teaches students about the importance of exercise and healthy eating habits -- helping them to develop good habits early. He also assigns homework to students, such as taking a walk with their parents or preparing a healthy meal at home. "I understand the value of the core classes," he said, "but a healthy body equals a healthy mind." The Charlotte Observer (N.C.) (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Recipe of the Day 
  • Potato-apple latkes
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Food For Thought 
Although you may feel like your eating habits are established, that doesn't mean they are etched in stone."
--RD Bonnie Taub-Dix, writing in U.S. News & World Report's Eat + Run blog
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