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Fruit and Vegetable Prescriptions Encourage Children to Eat Healthy

A new study shows that a fruit and vegetable prescription program can improve access to healthy foods for underserved children. The program, which was implemented in Flint, Michigan, could be replicated in other areas to address food insecurity in...
4-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tracing the Impacts of Food and Nutrition Policies

Many policies are being implemented or considered to try to steer people toward healthier food choices. The Nutrition 2018 meeting will feature studies that evaluate the impacts of existing policies and seek to inform the design of future ones.
4-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Adapting Lifestyle Habits Can Quickly Lower Blood Pressure

Researchers have demonstrated that a program aimed at helping people modify lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise is as effective as medication at reducing blood pressure.
4-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Federal Food Aid to Puerto Rico High in Salt, Sugar

An analysis of 10 consecutive days of federal food aid delivered during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria reveals that much of this food exceeded the dietary limits for sodium, added sugars and saturated fats outlined in federal dietary guidelines.
4-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Large Study Finds Workplace Foods Contribute to Unhealthy Eating

A study of 5,222 employees across the US found that the foods people get at work tend to contain high amounts of sodium and refined grains and very little whole grains and fruit.
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American Toddlers Consume Too Much Added Sugar

A new study suggests children in the US begin consuming added sugar at a very young age and that many toddlers’ sugar intake exceeds the maximum amount recommended for adults.
4-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bacteriophages Offer Promising Alternative to Antibiotics

Results from a new clinical study have confirmed the safety and tolerability of using bacteria-specific viruses known as bacteriophages to eliminate disease-causing bacteria in the gut.
4-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Improving Americans’ Diets Could Save Billions in Health-Related Costs

New research suggests improving the quality of the average American’s diet could substantially reduce costs associated with heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other major health problems. The study is the first to comprehensively analyze the...
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