Nutrition

Spotlight: Food for Health: Nutrition Research across the Lifespan

Nutrition is vital to health, growth, and development through all stages of life. Poor nutrition causes health problems and can contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, cancer, and other diseases. NIH recently released a draft of its first-ever Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research to focus efforts in advancing the scientific understanding …

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Securing rights and nutritional health for persons with intellectual disabilities – a pressing challenge | Food & Nutrition Research

Source: Securing rights and nutritional health for persons with intellectual disabilities – a pressing challenge | Food & Nutrition Research Svein Olav Kolset Sigrun Hope Kjetil Retterstøl Marianne Nordstrøm Per Ole Iversen DOI: https://doi.org/10.29219/fnr.v62.1268 Download Article Abstract Persons with intellectual disabilities (ID) are dependent on nutritional policies that have so far not been addressed in …

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Introducing Active Engagement: A new program for teaching cooking skills to individuals with IDD – Webinar

Source: Introducing Active Engagement: A new program for teaching cooking skills to individuals with IDD Presented by Janice Goldschmidt, MS, RD, LDN Content Overview: This presentation will launch a book that will be published by AAIDD in June. The title is Active Engagement: Teaching Authentic Cooking Skills to Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Janice …

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BUILDing Strong Foundations Farm to Early Care and Education: Working to Equalize Health and Education Outcomes

Source: BUILD Initiative By Lacy Stephens, Farm to Early Care and Education Associate, National Farm to School Network Good nutrition and good educational outcomes for young children are inextricably linked. Yet, there is little consistency in terms of the quality of the food that is offered in early care settings. Given that approximately 60 percent …

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FDA announced its intention to extend the compliance date for the Nutrition Facts Label final rules

FDA announced its intention to extend the compliance date for the Nutrition Facts Label final rules Source: Labeling & Nutrition > Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label Original vs. New Format – Infographics to Help Understand the Changes (New Food Label Side by Side & Comparacion Paralela) Compliance Date On June 13, 2017, the FDA announced its …

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Good Food Great Kids-Making Practice and Policy Work for Farm to Early Childcare & Education

Source: PFC social impact advisors Good Food Great Kids-Making Practice and Policy Work for Farm to Early Childcare & Education According to Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child, “The science of child development now helps us to see healthy development as a causal chain— policies and programs across the public and private sectors affect …

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Obesity: Meal and Fruit and Vegetable Snack Interventions to Increase Healthier Foods and Beverages Provided by Schools

Source: Obesity: Meal and Fruit and Vegetable Snack Interventions to Increase Healthier Foods and Beverages Provided by Schools Summary of Task Force Finding The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends meal interventions and fruit and vegetable snack interventions to increase the availability of healthier foods and beverages provided by schools. This finding is based on evidence …

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Obesity: Meals and Snacks Provided by Schools | The Community Guide

Source: Obesity: Meals and Snacks Provided by Schools | The Community Guide Summary of Task Force Finding The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends meal interventions and fruit and vegetable snack interventions to increase the availability of healthier foods and beverages provided by schools. This finding is based on evidence that they increase fruit and …

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Promoting Good Nutrition | The Community Guide

Source: Promoting Good Nutrition | The Community Guide Healthy eating is associated with lower risk for: Chronic diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and certain cancers Overweight and obesity Micronutrient deficiencies Fewer than 25% of Americans eat fruits and vegetables 5 or more times per day (CDC). See Task Force Findings