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December 13, 2012
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Healthy Start 
  • Lifestyle habits put cardiovascular disease progress at risk
    Increasing rates of high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes may reverse gains made in reducing cardiovascular disease in the U.S., according to an American Heart Association report in Circulation. The report said 68% of adults are overweight or obese, one-third do not engage in leisure-time physical activity and only 53% of people with hypertension have it under control. MedPage Today (free registration) (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Nature Made® Packs Nutrients in New Forms.
One barrier we hear about from consumers is difficulty swallowing their supplements. That's why Nature Made created three new additions to the Nature Made product line-up — Nature Made VitaMelts™, Nature Made Adult Gummies and Nature Made Full Strength MINIs. Read more @
Dietary Health 
  • Farm-to-table chef to close restaurant, continue to work for change
    Chef Jeremy Barlow will close his restaurant Tayst in Nashville, Tenn., this month after a nine-year run. Barlow helped spur the farm-to-table movement, and will continue to advocate for culinary good by working to change school-food policies. "Every place that opens is a farm-to-table joint now, as it should be. Just the impact of that on the environment around here is phenomenal. ... When we started with farmers, we had two that we could get from. Now there’s 60, 70, 100," he says. The Tennessean (Nashville) (tiered subscription model) (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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  • Canadian board adopts high-school yoga curriculum
    Public-school trustees in Alberta, Canada, have voted to implement a yoga curriculum developed in Calgary at a high school in Edmonton. Supporters say such courses could offer an alternative to physical-education courses and promote healthy living. "The program is designed to allow students to experience the benefits of increased flexibility, strength, focus and concentration," the Calgary course description states. The Edmonton Journal (Alberta) (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Exercise is a family affair at Colo. elementary school
    Parents who drop their children off at a Colorado elementary school now are invited to take part in a 30-minute workout with their children every Wednesday. The Wednesday Morning Workout program currently offers Jazzercise, and plans are under way to offer classes in a type of drumming that also includes aerobic dance. Next year, the morning workouts also will include Zumba and soccer scrimmages. Education News Colorado (12/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Institutional Foodservice 
  • Conn. students have a say in what is offered for lunch
    Hall High School students in West Hartford, Conn., are getting a say about what is served at lunch by taste testing new healthy menu items created by Rich Products Corp. Participating students fill out a questionnaire about the taste test items, rating appearance, portion size, taste and whether the food is an improvement over current cafeteria offerings. The Hartford Courant (Conn.) (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Recipe of the Day 
  • Turkey meatloaf
    This meatloaf features grated vegetables and fruit to keep it moist, delicious and healthy. The Well-Fed Heart LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Food For Thought 
It's interesting to have kids involved in this part of the process. They can see how food ends up on the serving line."
--School Food Services Director Trish Molloy, as quoted by The Hartford Courant
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