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Nutrition Education Has Proved to Be Futile

The federal spending on nutrition education in US seems to have been in vain thus fa...is planning to spend over a billion dollars on its nutrition program this year too. An independent study of 57 such programs showed that only four demonstrate...

Frustrated With Fad Diets One Man Sets Out to Weed Through The Jungle of Plans

...her users will receive several e-books on diet and nutrition as a bonus for signing up to the newsletter. My goal is to sort through all the glut of diet plans on the internet for my subscribers and discover the true diet plans online that really actually work. I started this process for my own health and ha...

Canadian Children Prefer to Eat More Snacks

...rates that a great deal can be gained by expanding nutrition education with respect to moderation and choosing appropriate portion sizes, the researchers write....

Somerville, A Town Committed to Tackle Obesity Among Kids

... 80,000 outside Boston, have been taking part in a nutrition programme aimed at helping them learn healthy eati...s about nutrition, at health bazaars complete with nutrition exhibits and at events such as community mini-marathons. The results seem modest, but are neverthe...

Americans Grow Shorter, Blame It on Weak Healthcare

... the child poverty rate in Northern Europe. Again, nutrition and access to healthcare both vary with family income for children just as they do in adults. Nutrition is a key determinant of height. According to the study, "U.S. children consume more meals prepared outside the home, more fast food rich in fat,...

Fat Horses Face Health Problems

...ance animals, he said. We can see with increased nutrition and lack of exercise how these animals could drift toward being overweight, he said. This research project remains underway, and has laid the groundwork for a series of provocative new studies. The researchers are now focusing more specifically on ...

India to Monitor Pregnancies to Check Girl Foeticide: Report

...ommunity health workers so they can get health and nutrition advice and benefits, one official told AFP. "These things are not mandatory in a democracy," said a government child development official. "We have to educate people rather than forcing them." Chowdhury's remarks came after several centres were d...

Nutritious Diet Help Improve Childrens Academic Performance

...any reasons. Multiple studies have shown that poor nutrition has an adverse effect on school performance and overall achievement. Improving health and nutrition in underfed children is linked with less non-attendance, more grades completed and better performanc...

A Centre for Glycemic Index Testing Opened in Chennai

...re will contribute critical inputs to the national nutrition policy, similar to what is now happening only in A...e is above 70. According to Helen Lightowler, a nutrition expert at Oxford Brookes, it would take a couple of weeks to test a single food sample....

Artificial Trans Fat Banned in Chain Restaurant in King County

... Thursday banned artificial trans fat and required nutrition labeling for menu items in chain restaurants. The...urant meals and becomes only the second to require nutrition labeling on menus. A nutritional labeling requirement and ban on trans fats in restaurants took effe...

US Companies Cut Junk Food Ads on Kids' Shows

...for companies to be tying advertising decisions to nutrition standards for advertising to children," said Elain... to those that meet new or existing better-for-you nutrition criteria, and limit the advertising of cereals to those with 12 or fewer grams of sugar per serving,...

Japanese are Weighed Down by Deviating from Their Traditional Diet

...es will have to provide counselling on fitness and nutrition to those high-risk employees, business newspaper N... improved school lunches and thus, indirectly, the nutrition habits of their families. A system that was introduced two years ago requires that each school kit...

Experts Warn Against Side Effects of the New Weight Loss Drug

...pher Gardner, a Stanford University Medical School nutrition researcher. He painted a glum picture of how a stint with Alli might go: The dieter starts out taking the drug, but doesn't change her diet. Gradually, she begins to lose weight, because her body isn't absorbing all of the fat she eats. Eventually,...

An Exclusive Restaurant to Appease the Culinary Needs of HIV/AIDS Patients

...drugs easily but very often they do not get proper nutrition they require. Food is the basic requirement. So I gave a thought to it and that's how the entire concept of developing this project originated." Varsha Vala, the President of Aadhar Charitable Trust, is herself an HIV-positive for the last 15 years...

Europe's Last Dancing Bears Sheltered After Years of Abuse

...lashed out at Khalil's team. But the vets said bad nutrition was what actually caused Misho to lose almost all his fur. Once the bears arrive in Belitsa, they will be fed tomatoes, apples, pears, carrots and other fruit, as well as some bread. They will also be encouraged to search for food hidden around the...

Pureed Products Unnecessary and Harmful for Babies UK Expert

...that found breast or formula milk provided all the nutrition a baby needs up to the age of six months. "Any oth...rents have relied on these recipes to provide safe nutrition with a wide variety of textures - from purees that are easy to suck straight from a spoon to soft lu...

Some Common Human Injuries Also Common in Dogs

...nital orthopedic diseases. According to Roush, the nutrition of the dog as a puppy and heritability are risk factors for congenital orthopedic diseases such as osteochondritis dissecans, or OCD, which affects shoulders, elbows and spinal articulations. "In nutrition, especially, the two things that cause pro...

Milk Firms in Philippines Violate Breastfeeding Code: WHO

...omotion of breast milk substitutes," warned UNICEF nutrition project officer David Clark, saying there was "very little systematic monitoring and enforcement." The officials said no company had ever been punished for violating the law restricting promotion of infant formula that was passed in 1986. They sai...

Mum's Death and Breastfeeding Behind Jolie's Appalling Weight Loss

... finished breastfeeding - it's been hard to get my nutrition back on track. Instead of people saying I look like a person dealing with something emotionally, they assume it's because I want to fit into skinny jeans," she said. "Someone saying to me that I'm thin is not a compliment," she said. Jolie is cu...

Bright Bodies Weight Program Lowers Diabetes Risk, BMI in Obese Kids

... created 10 years ago by Savoye-Desanti and merges nutrition education, behaviour modification and exercise cus...e have shown that a family-based program that uses nutrition education, behaviour modification and supervised exercise can lower BMI, improve body composition an...

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