One Simple Change to Increase Kids’ Fruit & Veggie Consumption

One Simple Change to Increase Kids’ Fruit & Veggie Consumption

Here’s a hack to get schoolchildren to eat more fruits and vegetables during lunch: Schedule their meal to AFTER recess. Why does this work? For one thing, after exercise, kids are hungrier. More importantly, there is less pressure to finish … Continue reading

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Can Working Out Before Breakfast Help You Lose Weight Faster?

Can Working Out Before Breakfast Help You Lose Weight Faster?

Exercising on an empty stomach may increase your weight loss success. This is the conclusion of a study conducted in Belgium on a group of young men over the course of 6 weeks. They were divided into 3 groups: sedentary, … Continue reading

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The Truth About Banning Chocolate Milk In Schools

The Truth About Banning Chocolate Milk In Schools

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, MD I was amazed by the uproar the publication of a Dairy Farmers of Canada funded chocolate milk study inspired last week. The study, “Impact of the removal of chocolate … Continue reading

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Kids Eat Too Much Pizza, Here’s What to Do About It

Kids Eat Too Much Pizza, Here’s What to Do About It

A new study published in Pediatrics surveyed the pizza intake of American kids over the years 2003-2010. Some of the findings are not surprising: 1. Pizza is not a nutritious food – despite the fact that lobbyists convinced Congress that … Continue reading

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7 Peruvian Staples You Should Know About

7 Peruvian Staples You Should Know About

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. The Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco is a showcase for specialty foods. The recent show just wrapped up, and as … Continue reading

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Would You Use A “Pacemaker for Weight Loss”?

Would You Use A “Pacemaker for Weight Loss”?

The FDA has recently approved a novel medical device to aid some people with weight loss. The Maestro Rechargeable System, developed by Enteromedics, Inc. of St. Paul, MN, is aimed for morbidly obese people who suffer from an additional condition … Continue reading

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What If All Nutrition Studies Are Based on Wrong Data?

What If All Nutrition Studies Are Based on Wrong Data?

A majority of nutrition studies, conclusions and recommendations are based on flawed data. The result is bad advice dispensed to the public. This is the conclusion of a paper titled Energy balance measurement: when something is not better than nothing, … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe: Day Boat Cod with Olive Oil Melted Tomatoes and Petit Salad of Shaved Fennel and Oranges

Healthy Recipe: Day Boat Cod with Olive Oil Melted Tomatoes and Petit Salad of Shaved Fennel and Oranges

This blog post is sponsored by the North American Olive Oil Association. As most readers of this blog know, a healthy diet including fish, nuts, herbs and vegetables can help increase the intake of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are important … Continue reading

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Don’t Plant that Apple Seed…

Don’t Plant that Apple Seed…

Apples are one of the most popular fruits in America, yet most people don’t know how they grow. Planting an apple seed in your backyard and waiting a few years won’t yield the fruit you were expecting. To learn why, … Continue reading

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Why Has Chipotle Stopped Serving Pork?

Why Has Chipotle Stopped Serving Pork?

Chipotle, the popular and growing burrito chain, prides itself on ethical sourcing of ingredients and maximum transparency. This philosophy has been very rewarding and Chipotle’s consumer base, revenues, and stock price are on the up and up. Therefore, it’s not … Continue reading

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