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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...

20 Dec 2011 / Seth Doane, CBS Evening News

In Burke County, Ga., where 48 percent of children live below the poverty line, 85 percent of students qualify for free school breakfast and lunch, but many students were going without meals at home. Consequently, the high school football team was suffering.

“We had kids who literally by...

19 Dec 2011 / HealthDay News

Obese Americans have smaller paychecks than those who aren't overweight, and this difference is especially strong among women, a new study finds.

The analysis of data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth revealed that in 2004, overall average annual incomes were $8,666 less for...

16 Dec 2011 / FoodProcessing.com

Food and nutrition forecasters at Publicis Consultants USA, a food PR and marketing agency, are revealing what they believe to be the top food trends for 2012.

"Taste will forever remain the key driver of food consumption, even in price-conscious times," says Registered Dietitian Joy...

14 Dec 2011 / Caroline Scott-Thomas

The average American diet comes close to matching up with the USDA’s MyPlate icon just 2% of the time, according to a new report from the NPD Group.  To access the full story, click...

08 Dec 2011 / Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Fad diets may promise drastic and quick loss of weight, but may be dangerous and often fall short when it comes to long-term weight loss.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions for a selecting a healthy eating plan. 

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07 Dec 2011 / ConAgra Foods

OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A continued desire to save money will lead more Americans to eat at home in the coming year, and consumers will rely even more on technology to shop for bargains and make community connections, predicts Supermarket Guru® Phil Lempert. And that's just the...

21 Nov 2011 / Jessica L. Bachman, PhD, RD

Eating frequency has been negatively related to body mass index (BMI). The relationship between eating frequency and weight loss maintenance is unknown. This secondary analysis examined eating frequency (self-reported meals and snacks consumed per day) in weight loss maintainers (WLM) who had...

07 Nov 2011 / The Washington Post

Washington Post columnist Carolyn Butler examines gluten-free facts versus the latest health-fad hype. Butler interviews Gary Kaplan of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine in McLean, VA who sees a growing number of people having problems digesting gluten....