Weight Management

IOM Releases "Measuring Progress in Obesity Prevention - Workshop Report"

Author: 
Institute of Medicine; Food and Nutrition Board
02/23/2012

Nearly 69 percent of U.S. adults and 32 percent of children are either overweight or obese, creating an annual medical cost burden that may reach $147 billion. Researchers and policy makers are eager to identify improved measures of environmental and policy factors that contribute to obesity prevention.Read more

IOM Releases "Measuring Progress in Obesity Prevention - Workshop Report:

02/23/2012
Institute of Medicine; Food and Nutrition Board

Nearly 69 percent of U.S. adults and 32 percent of children are either overweight or obese, creating an annual medical cost burden that may reach $147 billion. Researchers and policy makers are eager to identify improved measures of environmental and policy factors that contribute to obesity prevention.Read more

Mediterranean Diet Might Be Healthier for Brain

Author: 
Health Day News
02/13/2012

MONDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a Mediterranean-style diet appears to reduce damage to small blood vessels in the brain, a new study says.Read more

Portion Your Snacks

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Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator shows you how to enjoy whole wheat crackers and other snacks is the perfect portion.

Weight Loss Schemes Are More Lucrative Than Ever: The Worst Diets of 2011

Author: 
Healthy Weight Network
12/30/2011

Healthy Weight Network released its 23rd Slim Chance Awards today highlighting four of the worst diets and diet promotions of the year.Read more

Consumers Go With The Grain

Author: 
A. Elizabeth Sloan, Food Technology, December 2011
12/28/2011

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, faro, amaranth, and other lesser known grains in everything from salads and pancakes to pizza crusts, soups, cocktails, and desserts.Read more

Study Links Quality Of Mother-Toddler Relationship To Teen Obesity

Author: 
Ohio State University
12/26/2011

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 during their toddler years. The lower the quality of the relationship in terms of the child’s emotional security and the mother’s sensitivity, the higher the risk that a child would be obese at age 15 years, according to the analysis.Read more

USDA Launches New Online Nutrition SuperTracker in Time for Those Healthy New Year Resolutions

Author: 
US Department of Agriculture
12/22/2011

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.gov designed to assist individuals as they make changes in their life to reduce their risk of chronic disease and maintain a healthy weight.Read more

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