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March 13, 2012
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Healthy Start 
  • Stress at work triggers emotional eating in women, research finds
    A Finnish study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that women who said they experienced burnout at work were more likely to display emotional and uncontrolled eating behaviors compared with those who were not stressed at their job. Study authors recommend addressing work burnout first and assessing eating behaviors in obesity treatment. Reuters (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Dietary Health 
  • Juicing can be a healthy short-term option for dieters, RD says
    Juicing using fresh fruits and vegetables and "juice fasting" both mean a liquid diet used for a short time, says registered dietitian Heather Sylvester. People who receive chemotherapy or have diabetes or nutritional deficiencies should avoid juicing, but Sylvester says healthy people can safely use it, in moderation, to replace one meal as part of a weight-loss program. USA TODAY (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Mindful cooking is the way to health, chef says
    Chef Brisa Deneumostier says she hopes her series of lectures that focus on mindful cooking using local, sustainable, organic ingredients will transform how people view healthy food. "I try to teach that healthy food can be tasty and fun," Deneumostier says. "Sometimes people think that healthy food is boring and flavorless and this is not true: I'm trying to teach them the truth." The Daily Star (Lebanon) (3/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • RD examines dehydration in older adults
    Dehydration can be a dangerous problem for older adults who may have lower thirst sensation and not realize they need liquids, says registered dietitian Debby Krzesni. Diuretics and other medications and health conditions also can contribute to dehydration, and the elderly should make it a habit to have a favorite beverage at each meal and for snacks. Times-Standard (Eureka, Calif.) (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • PepsiCo and Coca-Cola to modify caramel coloring
    Coca-Cola and PepsiCo said they have directed suppliers of caramel coloring to reduce levels of 4-methylimidazole, responding to a new California requirement of cancer warning labels on beverages containing a certain level of carcinogens. "While we believe that there is no public health risk that justifies any such change, we did ask our caramel suppliers to take this step so that our products would not be subject to the requirement of a scientifically unfounded warning," said Coca-Cola's Diana Garza Ciarlante. USA TODAY/The Associated Press (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Science & Research 
  • Study: Sugar-sweetened drinks raise heart disease risk in men
    A study published in Circulation showed that daily consumption of one 12-ounce sugar-sweetened beverage increased a man's risk of developing heart disease by 20% compared with those who didn't drink any sugar-sweetened drinks. Researchers also found that drinking sugary beverages was associated with inflammation and increased levels of harmful fats in the blood. The findings were based on data from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, which involved nearly 43,000 men. HealthDay News (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Higher body fat oxidation seen with calcium, vitamin D intake
    Calcium and vitamin D intake appeared to increase the body's post-meal fat oxidation, and calcium resulted in modest energy loss through higher fecal fat excretion, suggesting the nutrients play a role in regulating energy metabolism in humans, a study in Obesity Reviews revealed. Researchers, who conducted a literature review of trials, also connected higher diet-induced thermogenesis and lipolysis, suppressed lipogenic enzymes and lower hunger ratings with calcium and vitamin D intake. News (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Nev. elementary school adopts health-conscious culture
    Students at Bracken Elementary School in Nevada perform 10 minutes of physical activity each day before lunch, which is followed by recess. The daily exercise is part of a cultural change at the school, which was recognized recently by the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. The school also stopped rewarding students with pizza parties, enlisted specialists to demonstrate healthy cooking and has asked parents to bring healthy treats to school rather than candy. Las Vegas Review-Journal (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Institutional Foodservice 
  • Tour shows potential of Neb.'s Farm to School program
    A field trip to eastern Nebraska farms and a middle-school vegetable garden showed school district officials and nutritionists the early success and potential of the state's Farm to School program. Getting enough local produce to serve large school districts and setting appropriate payments to farmers are two barriers to expansion, but nutritionists say the program encourages children to eat more fruits and vegetables. Omaha World-Herald (Neb.) (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Student taste-testers give healthy foods happy-face ratings
    Student taste-testers at Gloria M. Sabater Elementary School in Vineland, N.J., sampled healthy menu items and then scored them by circling a happy, OK or sad face on a ratings sheet. Diane Holtaway of the Rutgers Food Innovation Center was not surprised by the good response and said children "are more adventurous than you'd think" and will try new things in small quantities. The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Recipe of the Day 
  • Barley and arugula salad
    This simple, light salad makes for a great side dish. Sprout & Pea LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Food For Thought 
When you eat in a conscious way -- slowly, and being aware of volume, flavors, and breathing -- you are also able to realize exactly when you are satisfied."
--Chef Brisa Deneumostier, as quoted by The Daily Star
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