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July 5, 2012
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Healthy Start 
  • American Cancer Society wants study on sugar-sweetened beverages
    The American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network wants the U.S. surgeon general to study the effects of sugar-sweetened beverages on consumer health and obesity. The group says an unbiased report, similar to a landmark study on the dangers of smoking in the 1960s, could increase public awareness and begin to change behaviors. CNBC/Reuters (7/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Teaching people about sugar in beverages is a challenge for RDs: Most people don't understand how much sugar is in the beverages they regularly consume, which makes efforts to limit portions or curb consumption even more difficult, nutrition experts say. Registered dietitian Angela Ginn says people do not read the labels on beverages to calculate serving sizes or calories. The Sun (Baltimore)/Reuters (7/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Dietary Health 
  • NYC's Rouge Tomate follows its own rules for healthy cuisine
    The founders of Rouge Tomate in New York City and Brussels have a unique way of conducting business that focuses on serving customers delicious yet still nutritious fare. Chefs adhere to "SPE" guidelines -- sourcing, preparation, enhancement -- that rely heavily on locally sourced food. "SPE is really taking these wonderful ingredients that we have and preparing them in a way that not only makes it taste really wonderful, but also keeps the nutritional integrity of the food," executive chef Jeremy Bearman says. (7/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Science & Research 
  • Exercise is needed to boost the effects of restricted diet
    A study in Cell Metabolism found physical activity was required to reap the extended lifespan benefits of a restricted diet in fruit flies. "A better understanding of the dynamics of fat metabolism is needed in order to clarify its role in aging and disease. These current results suggest that enhanced fat metabolism could help slow aging and the onset of age-related disease," said lead author Subhash D. Katewa. Yahoo!/Asian News International (7/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • A good cardio workout does not require a gym, expert says
    A brisk walk in the park, climbing steps and even hula-hooping are good cardio-respiratory exercises that can be done without joining a gym, according to a Consumers Union report. Auburn University professor Michele Olson recommends 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise five days a week, along with resistance training using elastic bands or free weights. The Washington Post/Consumers Union (7/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Lose It! app takes top fitness honors in government challenge
    The mobile-device application Lose It! took first place in the Fitness/Physical Activity category of the U.S. surgeon general's challenge to create apps that help people engage in healthy behaviors. The app provides nutrition information but emphasizes physical fitness as an important part of long-term weight loss. (7/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Institutional Foodservice 
  • Some federal standards for school meals go into effect
    New federal standards for school meals that passed as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 went into effect on Sunday, requiring that at least 50% of the grains served are whole grains. Other portions of the law, including limits on fat and salt content in meals, will be phased in through 2014. Dr. Jatinder Bhatia, chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics committee on nutrition, said it is important for families also to adopt healthier eating habits and suggested schools host cooking classes. (7/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Recipe of the Day 
  • Chicken ratatouille
    This one-skillet meal uses the best of summer produce. Oxygen magazine LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Food For Thought 
An unbiased and comprehensive report on the impact of sugar-sweetened beverages could have a major impact on the public's consciousness and perhaps begin to change the direction of public behavior in their choices of food and drinks."
--American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network, as quoted by Reuters at CNBC
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