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...
Food Fit program shares benefits of exercise, healthy eating
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.
Massachusetts seeks more help for summer meals program
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.
State program planting community gardens in poor areas
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.
CHI Health builds Omaha community garden
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.
( Family Features ) Shedding excess pounds doesn’t have to mean depriving yourself of your favorite foods, including red meat. A study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center shows that healthy, higher-protein diets including lean beef can be beneficial to not only weight loss, but also maintaining muscle mass and heart health.
SIOUX CITY -- Tessa Kleene is always on the lookout for easy-to-do recipes.
"People want to know my recommendations," the Hy-Vee dietitian said inside the produce department of the 3301 Gordon Drive store. "So I have to keep tabs on the types of foods that are currently trendy."
At this very moment, it is all about fresh fruits and vegetables as customers gravitate towards lighter fare.
Albuquerque school tackles teen obesity
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.
Detroit's burgeoning urban farming scene has an obvious downside: the growing season isn't that long.
But a local social services agency and a group of ambitious Ford Motor Co. employees may have found a way around that. Their solution: growing a farm in a 40-foot enclosed shipping container equipped with LED lighting and solar panels that can produce crops year-round. Take that, Mother Nature.
Roasted radishes mellow them into the perfect side dish
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.
FLORENCE, S.C. — Students at a few Florence schools and churches will soon have the pleasure of eating homegrown foods as a result of design and construction grants to install raised garden beds from the city and the local chapter of Eat Smart Move More.
Students in Lynn Davis’ first-grade class at Samish Elementary School got a lesson Monday in vegetables and healthy eating.
“All vegetables are a different part of a plant,” Amber Phillips, nutrition director with the Washington State University Skagit County Extension, told the students.
For their part, the students couldn’t wait to tell Phillips what they knew about carrots and that they had tried broccoli.
You hear it all the time: “Watch your cholesterol!”
Our bodies do need some cholesterol, but too much can be harmful. That’s why we need to keep it at a healthy level.
Cholesterol is a fat-like substance. It can build up on the walls of blood vessels and block the flow of blood, leading to a heart attack or a stroke. But you can take steps to lower your cholesterol and help your heart.
(NAPSI)—Although the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has declared March to be National Nutrition Month®, it's a good idea to eat healthfully all year long. The 2018 campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits and its theme is "Go Further with Food."
How To Live Better And Save
Here are six hints on how:
1. Consider the foods you have on hand before buying more.
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There’s an old adage from the 1800s that begins, “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” Over decades, that adage turned into what most are familiar with today: You are what you eat. To this day, it’s occasionally used as a clever way to inspire healthy eating. But now there is more than enough science to back it up, and it’s one of the cornerstones of how functional nutrition improves health, mood and behavior.
This main dish tuna slaw may boost your weekday routine
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.
COLUMBUS — The hustle and bustle of everyday life can leave little time to make healthy eating decisions.
Luckily, Columbus Community Hospital has an easy solution to this dilemma.
For the past four years, CCH has offered cooking classes taught by registered dietitians.
Chef Michael Symon advises restaurant expo crowd on flavorful, healthy eating (video)
Chef Michael Symon advises restaurant expo crowd on flavorful, healthy eating (video)
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Michael Symon, as much of an entertainer as he is a chef, advised several hundred people on cooking and food and flavors during the opening day of the Mid-America Restaurant Expo.
In his very animated, high-energy way in the makeshift kitchen, Symon addressed everyone from novice cooks at home to aspiring restaurant chefs.
At halftime of the North Platte High School boys varsity basketball game Saturday, a fruit and veggie challenge will take place.
For the challenge, a random student will be selected and blindfolded. Then they must find an orange on the court with the help of the crowd’s instructions. Once the orange is found, the audience will be invited to visit a booth packed with budget-friendly healthy meal ideas, healthy eating tips and healthy snacks.
Keep your healthy eating plan moving forward this year with these recipes
Are you having success with your goal to make more healthy meal choices for the new year or has it been difficult to stay on track? There is a variety of resources available to you to make that job easier. One of those resources is the Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), through the Montana State University Extension Service and USDA. They have a website, buyeatlivebetter.org, that features nutritious, low-cost and simple-to-fix meals. Two of the following recipes come from calendars prepared on a yearly basis by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Complete calendars are available through the university.
Grazing has been around for a while, and is most confusing to us as the term that has been applied to all sorts of eating.
My first experience with it was at the now closed Italian eatery Tucchetti in Fox Valley. The Italian red sauce place boasted "grazing stations," where one could help himself to favorites like Baked Ziti or Bruschetta. This seemed more akin to stuffing than grazing.
LE MARS, Iowa | New Year's resolutions are often unreasonable and unrealistic.
That's why many people abandon their efforts to lose weight and exercise more by Jan. 17, according to Floyd Valley Healthcare registered licensed dietitian Janet Kehm.
"Jan. 17 is the official Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day," she said. "This is the day in which people stop hoping for the quick fixes and start creating smart goals."
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Some Cy-Fair area preschoolers are more aware about healthy eating because of Lily Meyers, a senior at Cy-Fair High School, who started a healthy living campaign.
The project has earned Meyers the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouting.
Ask anyone what their New Year's resolution is and chances are they'll mention a determination to eat healthier. While many of us may consider a renewed focus on healthy eating as a way to make up for the rich indulgences of the holiday season or as a pathway to fit more comfortably into that favorite pair of jeans, healthy eating comes with even greater rewards. It can reduce our risk of illnesses like heart disease, diabetes and cancer; and it can help boost our energy, sharpen our memories and stabilize our mood, leading to a noticeable improvement in our overall health.
( Family Features ) After a holiday season filled with indulgent food and limited time for exercise, there’s no time like the New Year to adopt some new, healthy habits.
These additional tips can help you get a healthy start to the New Year:
Like a lot of moms, I had a plan to keep my child far from the typical 3-year-old’s diet long before that time came.
I was going to introduce her to all sorts of foods. I wasn’t going to make her anything different than what we were having as a family. She would learn to love vegetables.
Things were going well in the beginning, and then she turned 3. I feel like overnight she began doing exactly what I feared. She wanted nothing but quesadillas or pasta (no sauce, just cheese). And snacks, Mom.
I have seen my fair share of fad diets, and unfortunately, very few seem to deliver all of the health and weight loss benefits that they have promised. Though it might be tempting to dramatically change your diet for a short period of time with the hopes of losing weight, I suggest to move towards diets that suggest an overall lifestyle with a focus on general healthy eating.
COLUMBUS — Megan Owens wants to let kids know that healthy eating habits can be fun and set them on a path to making lifestyle choices that can reap a lifetime of rewards.
The dietetic intern at Columbus Community Hospital will be the facilitator of a new after-school program called “Food, Fitness & Fun,” created by dietitians Susan Olmer and Joan Plummer, that is being launched by the hospital in January.
The messages aren't long : a few paragraphs at most : but they illustrate the effects of a growing program aimed to help Fort Wayne residents eat healthier.
"I am not (used) to eating kale greens in my salads, but it was good."
"I learned to pre-plan my meal in advance."
"We ate out a lot, now I cook at least four nights a week!"
"I wasn't very confident in cooking till I took the cooking class."
McALLEN — New research based in the Rio Grande Valley focused on a new approach to tackling childhood obesity is about to kick off through a $1.4 million federal grant awarded to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
Stick to these healthy eating tips for Thanksgiving, holidays
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- We don't mean to be party-poopers, but you really do need to stick to your diet on Thanksgiving.
Many of us think of the holidays as one, long excuse to indulge, and Thanksgiving (well, really Halloween) kicks off the whole orgy of food. Turkey, five kinds of starch, a gooey dessert and cocktails? Yes, please, with seconds.
Grants aim to help Louisiana schools promote healthy eating
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.
Assembly approves pilot to encourage healthy eating
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.
Bill creates healthy eating pilot for food stamp recipients
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.
Farmers market brings affordable produce to food deserts
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.
Founded by Mike Firmin in 1982, Golden Harvest Food Bank is a non-profit organization with 47 staff members and approximately 2,000 volunteers.
Golden Harvest’s mission is to end hun- ger in its 30-county service area spanning the Georgia/South Carolina border. The Food Bank provides food to over 300 local hunger relief agencies and operates direct service programs for vulnerable commu- nity members like children, seniors and rural families.
Australian who faked cancer fined for false donation claims
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.
Scratch the itch of Asian takeout craving with Kung Pao Cod
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.
First lady does some gardening in White House kitchen garden
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."
Ask any parent about the top challenges of raising kids, and getting them to eat healthy would probably be high on the list. Countless parents have kids who just want to eat chicken nuggets, or pasta, or macaroni and cheese, or all of the above, and definitely without any vegetables.
LIHUE — The Agency on Elderly Affairs will be hosting “Live Well, Age Well” symposium for kupuna at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall on Thursday at 3 p.m.
The symposium will feature a community resource fair with vendors offering services for kupuna, a meet-and-greet with the agency’s volunteers and a healthy meal cook-off with a few of Kauai’s elected officials and special guests.
Omaha school district encourages healthy eating
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.
HARTFORD — Jen Rovetti could have lied and said she joined FoodCorps Connecticut to make the world a better place.
Instead, the former attorney interested in social justice confessed to the State Board of Education this week she really just wanted to play with kids in the dirt.
Things like getting interested in gardening, teaching and healthy eating were just gravy.
“I realized the impact I had been trying to make as an attorney I was making as an educator,” Rovetti said.