Weight Management

Whole Grains Summit 2012 - Judi Adams, MS, RD

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Wheat Foods Council President, Judi Adams discusses some common consumer barriers to whole grain consumption. 

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Hand Milling Demonstration at Urban Wheat Field

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Mary Ellen Wagner from the South Dakota Wheat Commission shows us a hand mill and how it creates flour from wheat.

Nutrition-centered day care helps shape kids' habits

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By Cheryl Anderson, (Appleton, Wis.) Post-Crescent
08/11/2012

Healthy eating habits start early, according to a new study by University of Wisconsin professors Susan Nitzke and Dave Riley. Nitzke and Riley’s research, Rethinking Nutrition: Connecting Science and Practice in Early Childhood Settings, found that children begin developing food and nutrition preferences in child care. Read more

Americans Hungry for Healthy Foods

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Progressive Grocer
08/14/2012

First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Campaign, television reality shows focused on weight loss and media coverage may all be having an effect on Americans’ eating habits, according to new research from international research firm Mintel.

The report shows that just over two-thirds of American adults are trying to eat more healthfully in order to lose weight, or maintain a healthy weight and diet. Age does make a difference as well. Eating more healthfully is more important to older adults than younger ones.Read more

Investigate carefully before going gluten free

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Judi Adams
06/14/2012

Wheat has long been a major contributor of nutrients to the American diet through consumption of bread, rolls, cereal and pasta.

Grains contribute more than 70 percent of the folic acid/folate; 50 percent of the iron and 39 to 60 percent of the three major B vitamins, and many other nutrients.Read more

Americans Find Doing Their Own Taxes Simpler Than Improving Diet and Health

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International Food Information Council
05/23/2012

Most Americans (52 percent) have concluded that figuring out their income taxes is easier than knowing what they should and shouldn’t eat to be healthier, according to the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2012 Food & Health Survey.
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Salk study may offer drug-free intervention to prevent obesity and diabetes

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Salk Institute for Biological Studies
05/17/2012

Scientists have long assumed that the cause of diet-induced obesity in mice is nutritional; however, the Salk findings suggest that the spreading of caloric intake through the day may contribute, as well, by perturbing metabolic pathways governed by the circadian clock and nutrient sensors.Read more

That's How Much Cereal?

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Registered Dietitian Jill Weisenberger shows you how to pour the perfect portion of cereal.

American Diabetes Association and European Association for the Study of Diabetes Issue Joint Position Statement on Hyperglycemia Treatment

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Colleen Fogarty, American Diabetes Association
04/19/2012

After several years of planning, discussion and review, new guidelines for managing elevated blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes, developed jointly by the American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), are being published concurrently in the Association's journal, April 19 online edition of Diabetes Care and in Read more

New Food Choices Free of Trans Fats Better Align U.S. Diets With Health Recommendations

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Ilya Rahkovsky, Steve Martinez, and Fred Kuchler
04/19/2012

The trans fats content of new food products shows a marked decline from 2005 to 2010, along with an increase in the use of “no trans fats” claims on product packages, according to a report by the Economic Research Service (ERS) of the US Department of Agriculture. Read more

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