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July 16, 2012
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Healthy Start 
  • Obesity experts focus on healthy behaviors over weight loss
    Some obesity experts are putting more emphasis on healthy behaviors and sustainable diets as science shows that losing weight is more complex than just cutting calories. Nutritionist Linda Bacon says wealth, social networks and activity affect health, while weight "doesn't play as large a role [in health] as we thought, nor is it controllable as we thought." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (7/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Dietary Health 
  • Book looks at dangers of drug-resistant E. coli
    Maryn McKenna has written "Superbug," a book documenting the dangers of antibiotic-resistant E. coli, which appears in chickens and turkeys and appears linked to organisms that cause urinary tract infections in humans. "At the very least, there should be more awareness that these resistant infections are occurring," she said. "We found when we talked to patients that they were bewildered by these stubborn infections." National Public Radio/The Salt blog (7/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Science & Research 
  • Childhood-obesity rate remained unchanged in 2010, report says
    Infant mortality, premature birth and teen birth all decreased in 2010, but the percentage of children living in poverty increased, and the number of obese children remained unchanged, according to a report by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. It will take a multidimensional approach to reduce childhood obesity, one researcher said. News (7/13), WebMD (7/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Other News
  • Study shows exercise, meditation keep people healthier in winter
    Daily exercise led to fewer respiratory infections and missed work days for those 50 and older who were part of a study that took place during a Wisconsin winter, University of Wisconsin researchers said. The report in the Annals of Family Medicine said mindfulness meditation also helped to protect people against illness. HealthDay News (7/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Team sports, active commuting to school may curb teenage obesity
    A study in Pediatrics found that teens who participated in at least two sports teams annually were 22% less likely to be overweight or obese, and that teens who walked or biked to school four or five times a week were 33% less likely to be overweight or obese than were those who didn't. The findings were based on more than 1,700 teens from Vermont and New Hampshire. Reuters (7/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Top five news stories selected by SmartBrief for Nutritionists readers in the past week.

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Institutional Foodservice 
  • Hospital creates homelike kitchen for patients, staff
    The Franciscan Hospital for Children in Brighton, Mass., built a special kitchen for its Community Based Acute Treatment Program Unit, where young patients and staff can prepare and enjoy meals together in a homelike setting. The hospital aims to teach children about healthy eating so they can continue those habits at home with their families. The Boston Globe/Design New England blog (tiered subscription model) (7/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • N.C. district considers regulating food sold outside of cafeterias
    Officials in a North Carolina school district are considering a policy that would regulate the nutritional value of food sold in vending machines, concession stands and through fundraisers. The proposed policy follows a report on nutrition efforts in the district that details efforts to improve students' health and also finds that drafting a strong policy on wellness is difficult because of financial pressures. Statistics show the state ranks 14th in the nation for obesity. Journal-Patriot (North Wilkesboro, N.C.) (7/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Recipe of the Day 
  • Falafel burgers
    Try these fast and easy falafel burgers for your next meatless Monday. Foodista LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Food For Thought 
This is the new green graffiti!"
--Science teacher Steve Ritz, discussing "food walls," as quoted by The Washington Post's Innovations blog
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