Navigation Links
Eating balanced meals, farm-fresh produce benefits families, communities, nutrition researchers say
Date:9/27/2011

COLUMBIA, Mo. Leaders at the recent United Nations meeting emphasized nutrition as critical to producing thriving children, families, and communities. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said a key focus is helping farmers grow heartier crops to nourish families. University of Missouri nutrition experts say getting back to basics by eating balanced meals and farm-fresh produce can benefit families and communities in many ways.

As fall approaches, Robin Gammon, MU dietitian and Stay Strong, Stay Healthy Program Manager, says families can implement healthy eating ideas to mark the new season. Based on insights from MU nutrition and exercise research and MU Extension programs, she recommends:

  • Take the entire family to the farmers market and buy a fruit or vegetable you haven't tried before. Ask the farmer for preparation or cooking tips.
  • Eat seasonal produce. Produce is usually fresher and cheaper when it is in season.
  • Make meal planning a family activity. Before going to the grocery store, plan meals for the week.
  • Plan quicker meals for nights that you have evening activities.
  • Try to make each meal balanced by including all or most of the food groups.

Lorin Fahrmeier with MU Extension coordinates the Missouri Farm to Institution/Farm to School project. The project is part of the national Farm to School network that connects schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in schools, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture and health education opportunities, and supporting local farmers. Findings and program data are available here: Missouri Farm to School report

"A goal of Farm to School programs is to promote healthy eating choices and encourage families to take advantage of those choices and have fun by trying seasonal fruits and vegetables," Fahrmeier said. "Next time you're at your local farmers market or grocery store, ask your child
'/>"/>

Contact: Emily Martin
MartinEm@Missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Next-generation optical tweezers trap tightly without overheating
2. We are not only eating materials, we are also eating information
3. Study in underwater laboratory may help manage seaweed-eating fish that protect coral
4. Gladstone scientist finds new target for treating symptoms of Parkinsons disease
5. Seizing the opportunity: treating epilepsy in cats
6. Child-care facilities can do more to promote healthy eating and physical activity among preschoolers
7. Government-led efforts targeting eating habits of children needed to curb worldwide obesity epidemic
8. SUNY Downstate researchers identify possible new targets for treating pain in women
9. No bones about it: Eating dried plums helps prevent fractures and osteoporosis
10. Researchers demonstrate green tea is effective in treating genetic disorder and types of tumors
11. Children eating more, and more frequently outside the home
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Eating balanced meals, farm-fresh produce benefits families, communities, nutrition researchers say
(Date:8/22/2014)... , August 22, 2014 ... ) has announced the addition of ... 2014-2018"  report to their offering.  ... ,Biometrics is a technology that helps ... on their physical or behavioral features. ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... RIVERSIDE, Calif. Thomson Reuters , a leading ... five researchers at the University of California, Riverside in ... brightest minds of our times." , To generate the ... (2002-2012) to identify researchers whose published work has had ... included among some 3,200 individuals who published the greatest ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Research presented at the 29th Annual International Papillomavirus ... Hera Therapeutics Inc. combats three types of human ... of all cervical cancer. , When tested in ... replication of HPV-16, HPV-18 and HPV-11 cells, according ... Ph.D., who presented the findings at the Seattle ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Biometrics Market in North America 2014-2018: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, Cross Match, NEC and Safran SA 2Biometrics Market in North America 2014-2018: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, Cross Match, NEC and Safran SA 35 UC Riverside scientists among world's most influential scientific minds 2
... being launched to try to boost the income of the ... time provide consumers with more nutritious, better tasting food. , ... quality rice varieties that could fetch a higher price from ... , The main aim of the new International Network for ...
... the United States appears to be strongly associated with ... conducted by Paul Winchester, M.D., professor of clinical pediatrics ... his findings May 7 at the Pediatric Academic Societies' ... Society, the Society for Pediatric Research, the Ambulatory Pediatric ...
... Hopkins undergraduates have invented a device to improve cell ... inside a major blood vessel. , A team ... Hopkins doctors and engineers, devised a protective "pouch" that ... the liver. This pouch would keep microcapsules of therapeutic ...
Cached Biology News:New knowledge improves rice quality 2Premature births may be linked to seasonal levels of pesticides and nitrates in surface water 2Students invent protective pouch to enhance cell therapy 2Students invent protective pouch to enhance cell therapy 3Students invent protective pouch to enhance cell therapy 4
(Date:8/21/2014)... Ontotext S4 , The Self Service Semantic ... Now the same enterprise hardened text mining, Linked Data ... is available to start-ups and mid-size businesses at a ... do not have resources to evaluate and prototype enterprise ... there is no need for on premise hardware provisioning ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 On Wednesday of ... gel to use Redox Signaling molecules, became available for purchase ... overwhelming. , "The way that RENU 28 works is, if ... slowing down of the rate of cellular renewal within your ... the increasing of that rate of cellular renewal. What RENU ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... school history lessons often have it that American Indians ... cough, chicken pox, influenza and tuberculosis brought to the ... estimates vary, about 20 million people lived in the ... of them were killed by European diseases., But new ... State University and Johannes Krause of the University of ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 2014 High performance computing (HPC) ... most complete climate and Earth system model to ... issues. , Eight national laboratories, including Lawrence ... Center for Atmospheric Research, four academic institutions and ... participating national laboratories include Argonne, Brookhaven, Lawrence Berkeley, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Ontotext Releases Text Mining & Semantic Technology Running in the Cloud – Welcome to “S4? 2Ontotext Releases Text Mining & Semantic Technology Running in the Cloud – Welcome to “S4? 3Ontotext Releases Text Mining & Semantic Technology Running in the Cloud – Welcome to “S4? 4RENU 28 Skin Care Now Available in Australia and New Zealand 2Unusual discovery leads to fascinating tuberculosis theory 2Unusual discovery leads to fascinating tuberculosis theory 3New Project Is the ACME of Addressing Climate Change 2New Project Is the ACME of Addressing Climate Change 3
... June 6, 2011 Avantra® Biosciences, a leading ... Prototyping Service. Avantra,s new service allows researchers to ... designed biomarker assays developed on Avantra,s proven QPDx™ ... easy-to-use, quantitative multiplex protein assays using catalog or ...
... June 4, 2011 To aid the fight of ... Europe, BGI-Shenzhen and their collaborators at the University Medical ... result built upon the sequencing data previously released and ... one of the first genomes assembled using the latest ...
... FluoroPharma Medical (OTC.BB: FPMI), a biopharmaceutical company ... the change of its official stock ticker symbol from ... with the previously announced FluoroPharma Inc. merger with CEWM. ... is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and ...
Cached Biology Technology:Further Analysis on Improved Genome Assembly Indicates the Outbreak E. coli has Complex Genetics With Resistance to at Least Eight Antibiotics 2Further Analysis on Improved Genome Assembly Indicates the Outbreak E. coli has Complex Genetics With Resistance to at Least Eight Antibiotics 3FluoroPharma Medical Announces Stock Ticker Symbol Change 2
Mouse monoclonal antibody to ST8SIA2 - ST8 alpha-N-acetyl-neuraminide alpha-2,8-sialyltransferase 2...
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant COG2. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = COG2...
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant RAB11B. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = RAB11B...
...
Biology Products: