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28 Feb 2012 / Judi Adams, MS RD, President, Wheat Foods Council

Our first issue of our new e-magazine, Kernels brings you stories, articles, recipes and more. 
For the first issue of our quarterly e-magazine we feature an interview with...

27 Feb 2012 / Food and Drug Administration

 

The FDA Office of Information Management is seeking additional public comments on the paperwork and regulatory burdens associated with the administration of a new survey, titled "Experimental Study on Consumer Responses to Whole Grain Labeling...

23 Feb 2012 / Institute of Medicine; Food and Nutrition Board

Nearly 69 percent of U.S. adults and 32 percent of children are either overweight or obese, creating an annual medical cost burden that may reach $147 billion. Researchers and policy makers are...

15 Feb 2012 / Diana Kohnle, HealthDay News

If your kids are easily bored with the lunches you pack for school, try adding a little pizzazz (and nutrition) to the boring brown bag.  Here are some suggestions from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on ways to make packed lunches more exciting for your kids.

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13 Feb 2012 / Health Day News

MONDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a Mediterranean-style diet appears to reduce damage to small blood vessels in the brain, a new study says.

Researchers tracked the brain health of almost a thousand people who completed a questionnaire that scored how closely they followed a...

12 Feb 2012 / Judi Adams

Get ready to fix your sweetheart a wonderfully easy and delicious dessert for Valentine’s Day. Even if you don’t have the time or energy to prepare an entire meal, he or she will be impressed with this dessert. Raspberry Lovers’ Pudding takes only 15 minutes to make in advance...

26 Jan 2012 / Food Processing

San Francisco-based Center for Culinary Development and Packaged Facts reports that convenience, premium products, wellness, nostalgia/comfort and global flavors are driving trends in the U.S....

25 Jan 2012 / USDA

First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled new standards for school meals that will result in healthier meals for kids across the nation. The new meal requirements will raise standards for the first time in more than fifteen years and improve the health and...

18 Jan 2012 / Lynda Balslev, NPR

In our home, the start of the New Year represents a fair amount of house cleaning. It's an opportunity to pare down and give away unused or outgrown clothing, toys and objects. In the kitchen it means cleaning the refrigerator and cupboards, discarding items with passed use-by dates and...

18 Jan 2012 / thedailymeal.com

The website TheDailyMeal.com has published its second annual list of the 50 most powerful people in the food world for 2012.  According to the site, many of last year's names appear on this year's roster, but there are new names as well, meaning that some of  last year's power...

12 Jan 2012 / Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

The Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition are sponsoring a Dietetics and Nutrition Webinar on March 5 and 6, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Webinar is designed...

10 Jan 2012 / Oliver Nieburg, FOODnavigator.com

Consuming up to 50% of all grain foods as refined grains will not lead to any increased disease risk, according to a study reviewing all relevant literature from the Noughties.

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03 Jan 2012 / Stephen Daniells, NUTRAingredients.com

Concerns that folic acid supplements during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergic conditions in the infants may be unfounded, and folate may actually decrease allergy risk, suggests a new study.

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30 Dec 2011 / Healthy Weight Network

Healthy Weight Network released its 23rd Slim Chance Awards today highlighting four of the worst diets and diet promotions of the year.

“Weight loss schemes are more lucrative and outrageous than ever,” said Francie M. Berg, a licensed nutritionist and adjunct professor at the University...

29 Dec 2011 / New York Times

A New York Times analysis of federal data shows the number of children receiving free or reduced-price school lunch increased 17 percent, from 18 million in 2006-07 to 21 million in the last school year. Nearly a dozen states experienced increases of 25 percent or more – including...

28 Dec 2011 / A. Elizabeth Sloan, Food Technology, December 2011

Claims relating to the benefits of whole grains are now the most sought after health claims on food packages, followed by claims about dietary fiber, according to the Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) 2011 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report. Restaurants feature exotic rice, spelt,...

26 Dec 2011 / Ohio State University

The quality of the emotional relationship between a mother and her young child could affect the potential for that child to be obese during adolescence, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed national data detailing relationship characteristics between mothers and their children...

22 Dec 2011 / New Zealand Food Safety Authority

New research on the impact of folic acid in bread shows increased levels of folate in women of childbearing age and that fortification of bread is contributing to this, says Julie Collins, MAF Biosecurity, Food and Animal Welfare Policy Director.

MAF has released research that...

22 Dec 2011 / US Department of Agriculture

Just in time to help Americans keep their New Year's resolutions by making healthy food and physical activity choices, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today released USDA's new nutrition SuperTracker. The SuperTracker is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art resource available at ChooseMyPlate...

21 Dec 2011 / Laura Bauer, Kansas City Star

Since Springfield, Missouri’s Williams Elementary School began serving free breakfast in the classroom, teachers and staff have noticed that the students are more alert, focused and calm. More students arrive at school on time, and absences are down. Fewer students are visiting the nurse’s...