Newswise Healthy Eating and Nutrition Wire for 01-Jun-2011PIO edition  
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Healthy Eating and Nutrition Wire

This special thematic wire contains stories related to healthy eating and nutrition. More stories on these topics can be found at the Newswise Feature Channels, under Exercise and Nutrition.


What Do Fats Do in the Body?
It’s common knowledge that too much cholesterol and other fats can lead to disease, and that a healthy diet involves watching how much fatty food we eat. However, our bodies need a certain amount of fat to function. Knowing that fats play an important role in many basic functions in the body, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health study them in humans and other organisms to learn more about normal and abnormal biology.
—NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Fish Oil Protects Against Cardiovascular Disease
The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil are looking more and more promising as a protection against cardiovascular disease. • Image(s) embedded • 
—Michigan Technological University

A Hunger for Health: Hopkins Nurses Promote Good Eating Habits
When Johns Hopkins nursing students aren’t hitting the books or practicing clinical skills, they’re promoting healthy diet and lifestyles in Baltimore’s vulnerable communities.
—Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

General Mills Donates 1 Million Servings of Whole Grain Cereal, Partners with Dr. Travis Stork
Surprisingly, less than 5 percent of Americans get the minimum three full daily servings of whole grain (48 grams) recommended by the new U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In fact, the average American gets a little more than half a serving of whole grain daily. As the country’s number one source of whole grain at breakfast, General Mills is helping close the whole grain gap by donating 1 million servings of whole grain cereal and challenging Americans to increase their whole grain consumption.
—General Mills, Minneapolis MN

New Research Suggests Tart Cherries Could Speed Muscle Recovery
Study finds daily cherry juice reduces muscle damage caused by exercise.
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
—Cherry Marketing Institute

Go For The Dark Chocolate and Red Wine This Valentine’s Day
Loyola clinical nutritionist says Valentine's Day foods to help hearts beat strong include red wine, dark chocolate, berries, salmon and more.
—Loyola University Health System

Breakfast Is an Important Meal, Especially for Teen Moms and Their Kids
Teen mothers who eat breakfast have healthier weights and snacking habits and may influence healthy eating habits among their children, says a recent study by obesity prevention expert Debra Haire-Joshu, PhD, professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. “It’s important to look at dietary patterns among postpartum teens to help reduce weight retention and prevent intergenerational obesity,” she says. “Overall, breakfast consumption among postpartum teens is low and interventions are needed to encourage breakfast consumption among teen mothers.”
Journal of the American Dietetic Association
—Washington University in St. Louis

IFT Webcast to Address Implications of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Consumers and the Food Industry
This Friday, February 11th, 2011 webcast will discuss the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, and provide an industry perspective on the development of food-based solutions that increase consumers’ understanding and adoption of the new Dietary Guidelines. This webcast is complimentary for media with appropriate press credentials.
—Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

“The Five Things Every American Needs to Do to Lower Their Cholesterol” Revealed
Metamucil and Dr. Michael Roizen, Chairman of the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic and host of the upcoming PBS series, “Younger You,” have joined to present the “Five Things Every American Needs to Do to Lower Their Cholesterol” to encourage Americans to lead a proactive lifestyle with small modifications and dietary changes.
—Procter & Gamble

Are Our Kids Oversnacked?
Kids aren’t the only ones who smile when the words “snack time” are heard. We are obsessed with snacking. Aisle after aisle in the grocery store is filled with sweet, salty, savory and, yes, even healthy snacks. Do we live in an oversnacked society? Is this fixation adding to the dangerous level of childhood obesity and playing a role in the growing number of poorly nourished kids in our country?
—Loyola University Health System

Media Alert: Resources on Childhood Diets & IQ
For journalists covering the new study on the association between childhood diets and IQ, the International Food Information Council Foundation would like to offer its resources to help put the findings in perspective.
—International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation

Bigger Beverages Mean Bigger Americans
Loyola weight loss specialist physicians and psycologist comment on Starbucks new "trenta" 31 oz beverage offering and offer tips on how people self monitor eating/drinking.
—Loyola University Health System

Wholesome Nutrition: 14 Healthy Foods with Solid Research Behind Them
With the start of a new year, many of us resolve to better our habits by trying to incorporate more nutritious foods into our diets. An article in the January issue of Food Technology magazine lists 14 foods that deliver research-documented benefits to health.
Food Technology
—Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Study Looks at Enhancing the Food Safety Culture to Reduce Foodborne Illness
A new study by a Kansas State University professor and colleagues finds how the culture of food safety is practiced within an organization can be a significant risk factor in foodborne illness.
Food Control
—Kansas State University

 
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