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Fast-Food Consumption Linked to Lower Test Score Gains in 8th Graders

The amount of fast food children eat may be linked to how well they do in school, a new nationwide study suggests.

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When Planning to Eat Right This New Year, Get Your Advice from Educated and Trained Experts - Registered Dietitian Nutritionists

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For many people, the New Year is an opportunity for a fresh look at life – a time to resolve to return to or even begin a healthy lifestyle. But with an internet full of misinformation and some “professionals” with little, if any, formal education in nutrition, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to seek their healthy eating information from educated, trained and qualified nutrition experts – registered dietitian nutritionists.

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Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Supports the Final Labeling Rules Released by Food and Drug Administration

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) released the following statement regarding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Labeling Requirements. The finalized ruling for menu and vending machine labeling requirements were released in November.

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Low-Glycemic Index Carbohydrate Diet Does Not Improve CV Risk Factors, Insulin Resistance

In a study that included overweight and obese participants, those with diets with low glycemic index of dietary carbohydrate did not have improvements in insulin sensitivity, lipid levels, or systolic blood pressure, according to a study in the December 17 issue of JAMA.

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Outsmart the Eatin’ Season With Tidbits From a Loyola Psychologist

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“You can enjoy the holidays and not get swept away by the many high-calorie tempting treats,” says Allison Grupski, PhD, psychologist at Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Health who offers the following tips. “Participating in the festivities can include taking a bite out of the holidays and savoring the seasonal flavors, without ringing in the New Year with a tighter waistband.” Dr. Grupski regularly counsels weight-loss patients at Loyola and is certified in bariatrics, or weight-loss medicine.

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New Study Reveals Montmorency Tart Cherry Juice Accelerated Recovery After Intense Cycling

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Cyclists who are preparing for race day may have a new sports drink to give them an edge in recovery: tart cherry juice. A new study published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism found that Montmorency tart cherry juice helped accelerate recovery, maintain muscle function and reduce certain markers of exercise-induced inflammation among a group of cyclists participating in a simulated road race.

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Blame Salty Food — Not Seasonal Stress or Even High Blood Pressure — for That Holiday Headache.

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UK Students Tackle Food Insecurity By Helping Fellow Students

This video feature tells the story of a new initiative helping to battle hunger on the University of Kentucky campus. The program isn't just helping those in need, but offering valuable educational experience to students interested in human nutrition & food insecurity issues.

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Low Income Kids Eat More Fruits and Vegetables When They are in School

The fruits and vegetables provided at school deliver an important dietary boost to low income adolescents, according to Meghan Longacre, PhD and Madeline Dalton, PhD of Dartmouth Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center and The Hood Center for Children and Families

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