SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Salvador Calzadillas isn't worried about catching the coronavirus when he's picking mandarin oranges in the trees in central California. But he said the mere act of...
AMBLER, Pa. (AP) — Teaching area children about produce and healthy eating is something Howard Brosius said he loves — and what he loves even more is taking it on the road.
CHICAGO (AP) — Americans' diets are a little less sweet and a little crunchier but there's still too much sugar, white bread and artery-clogging fat, a study suggests.
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — For Dr. Ryan Brower, food is medicine.
Coming to Mankato three years ago, the family medicine resident at Mayo Clinic Health System's Eastridge clinic brought a passion...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The published works of Devon Mihesuah fill a wide space between two bookends in her office at the University of Kansas.
NEW YORK (AP) — With keto-friendly recipes sweeping social media, some followers of low-carb eating are hoping for a nod of approval in the upcoming U.S. dietary guidelines that advise Americans...
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Two and a half years ago, Johanna Dommke joined a local cooking and exercise program to lose weight. For years, her version of cooking had been to remove food from a can, box or plastic bag and heat it up in a pot.
Dommke has since learned to cook a variety of vegetables and grains, including those she didn't even know existed, such as leeks, quinoa and bulgur. And she has developed an exercise routine after joining a "walking group" with program teachers.
MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts education officials are asking more organizations to come forward to sponsor sites for a program that provides meals to schoolchildren during the summer.
The Summer Food Service Program is a U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded initiative that provides free, nutritious meals to children when school is not in session. The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education administers the program.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — An ongoing program to help spread healthy eating habits through parts of rural Alabama has established or supported nearly 40 community gardens in outlying areas.
The ALProHealth program is being led by Alabama Extension officials in Auburn. It received a $4 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2014.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha-based health system has created a community garden to offer patients more access to healthy food.
CHI Health recently planted five raised garden beds with nonprofit City Sprouts at the Creighton University Medical Center campus, the Omaha World-Herald reported.
DETROIT (AP) — Organizations providing healthy eating, arts, cultural programming and other services to early childhood centers in Detroit will be eligible for funding from the Kresge Foundation.
The Troy-based nonprofit says it will make $3 million in grants available over three years. The funding is part of the foundation's $25 million commitment to support the implementation of Hope Starts Here .
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University says its Extension Service has been working with drug court programs to help recovering drug users with support and education.
Health educator Kandi Messinger of Cabell County Extension Service teaches nutrition and cooking basics. Her eight-week class offers cooking skills, healthy eating habits, food safety and grocery savings.
Messinger says these are skills that people struggling with addiction might have lost but need in order to recover.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Camron Chavez, 12, can tell the meals at South Valley Preparatory School are a little different.
He notices that the food he gets at school is healthier and that he feels more full throughout the day.
"I don't really eat food like this at home," Chavez said during his lunch period.
We're not a huge radish-eating country here in the United States, and I think that's a mistake.
Radishes carry in their little bodies a tremendous variety of vitamins and minerals, so they're a smart addition to our five-a-day veggie eating, but the spicy flavor can keep many home cooks away.
One of the best pieces of advice I have read about promoting healthy eating is to make your own food.
We live in a world of shrinking attention spans, immediate gratification and moving quickly from one activity to the next, margin-less and rushed. Preparing our own food requires slowdown. Even a quick meal takes 30 minutes of our time.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Fifteen Louisiana schools will receive grants to help them promote healthy eating and physical activity.
Louisiana's education and health departments announced Thursday that federally-funded grants of $5,000 are available to applicants that meet a list of criteria aimed at supporting healthier school environments.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a bill to create a pilot program designed to encourage healthy eating among food stamp recipients.
The Assembly passed the proposal 92-1 Tuesday. It would offer 50 percent discounts on fresh produce and other healthy foods for 2,000 rural and urban participants in the FoodShare food stamp program.
The measure would also require the state to study results of the pilot program to determine if it led to more people eating healthier.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A pilot program would be created in Wisconsin to encourage healthy eating among food stamp recipients under a bill scheduled for a state Assembly vote.
The measure up Tuesday would offer 50 percent discounts on fresh produce and other healthy foods for 2,000 rural and urban participants in the FoodShare food stamp program.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A small circle of curious neighbors surrounded the stand overflowing with colorful vegetables in Fairfield Court. A mother inspected the sweet potatoes, while another man held up a bunch of leafy greens.
"What's this?" he asked.
"Kale," answered the Shalom Farms workers.
That is exactly the interaction that community health worker Keandra Holloway and Shalom program director Analise Adams hope for.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian cookbook author who falsely said she beat cancer through healthy eating was fined by a court on Thursday for misleading consumers by lying about her charitable donations.
The judge had ruled in March that Belle Gibson's deceptive claims of donating the proceeds from the sales of "The Whole Pantry" and a related app constituted unconscionable conduct under Australian consumer law. The book and app were withdrawn.
Eating healthy doesn't mean there isn't room for occasional treats like Chinese takeout or a drive-thru for our favorite one-of-a-kind cheeseburger. As long as we keep these kinds of meals reserved for true cravings, not convenience, then I can probably keep our healthy eating in check.
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump, gardener.
The former model and Manhattanite traded her stilettos for sneakers Friday to plant, harvest and wash vegetables in the White House kitchen garden with help from local children.
"I'm a big believer in healthy eating because it reflects on your mind and your body. I encourage you to eat a lot of vegetables and fruit so you grow up healthy," she told about a dozen members of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington. "It is very important."
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha school district has a new food and wellness policy designed to encourage healthier snacks and minimize the risk for children with dangerous food allergies.
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Most of us want to eat healthier. We want to cut calories, cut fat, drop the starch, get rid of the artificial ingredients teeming in most pre-packaged meals and just eat better.
But we don't.
With Americans seemingly getting fatter and fatter each year, it's hard to argue that we're eating enough vegetables. Plant-based dishes tend to get relegated to the side of the plate, after the meat, after the potatoes and sometimes after the bread.
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Schools won't have to cut more salt from meals just yet and some will be able to serve kids fewer whole grains, under changes to federal nutrition standards announced Monday.
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Schools won't have to cut the salt in meals just yet and they can serve kids fewer whole grains, under changes to federal nutrition standards announced Monday.
The move by the Trump administration rolls back rules championed by former first lady Michelle Obama as part of her healthy eating initiative.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on new nutrition standards for school lunches (all times local):
Schools won't have to cut the salt in kids' meals just yet. And they can skip the whole grains and replace the non-fat milk with 1 percent. That's the word from the Trump administration on Monday.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue traveled to a school in Leesburg, Virginia, to announce that the administration was rolling back some nutrition standards for federally subsidized school meals.