The national school meal nutrition standards help ensures kids eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. And kids are doing just that -- a Harvard University study found fruit consumption increased 23 percent, and vegetable consumption increased 16 percent after the new nutrition standards were implemented in 2012.
It is never easy to change your habits or your children's habits, but it does not get easier as they get older -- so now is the time to start!
As Congress continues, yet again, to postpone the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act debate on what children should eat in school, we at KickinNutrition.TV are trying to offer Generation-Z a way to learn about healthy eating, cooking and fitness that appeals to their digital navigation of the world.
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"Good luck with that!" This is the most common response we get when we talk about ScienceDebate.org, the non-profit founded to try and persuade the presidential candidates to attend a debate solely on science issues, including technology, the environment, and medicine.
In the past 30 years, Americans have consumed more and more added sugars in the foods they eat and the beverages they drink. Is it any wonder why we have seen obesity become an epidemic in our country?
Eating the right thing before lifting weights or jumping on the treadmill can keep you physically strong and mentally engaged from beginning to end. But what you should eat depends on what you plan to do.
So a question pondered during this event was -- is this a sporting event, an art form or just plain entertainment? I came to the conclusion that to me fitness bodybuilding is all of these.
These children don't just fail to thrive physically; they also fall behind better-fed ones in developing cognitive skills. This lack of development has real long-term consequences. Stunted children do less well at school and lead poorer adult lives.
As Americans are living longer it is becoming more common for the luckiest of families to have five generations together at special occasions. But while multi-generational families are growing in the U.S., I've noticed that generations don't mix as much here as in some other cultures.
Anyone who's ever owned a dog knows that sometimes, they double as vacuum cleaners. Food ends up on the floor, and most dogs (and cats!) are more than happy to be of service. While those scraps might seem innocuous, they could be deadly for pets.
The summer holidays: All healthy pursuits go out the window, replaced by other pursuits -- frozen margaritas, pizza, pasta, ice cream, beer and sun lounging (with sunscreen, of course!) Before we know it, we're off the health wagon and watching it disappear down the road.
The lessons of Finland are powerful and point to ability of simple, coordinated, and consistent messages to the public and our families to not smoke, reduce animal fat intake, and increase vegetables and fruits in our diets to avoid unnecessary early deaths.
Many myths start from a single, less-than-credible source or shoddy science and spread so widely and quickly that they're often viewed as scientific fact. Here are five often-cited nutrition myths that may be destroying your diet.
So instead of advising people to eat less salt -- which sounds bland and boring -- maybe the better message is: Spice it up.
For those committed to meat consumption, eating what they kill may offer various advantages over eating what they find sealed in cellophane. But it is a niche admonition at best, impertinent to the masses of us.