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wasted nutrients: the result of widespread food waste




image: what percent of our recommended nutrient intake is discarded in the us? view more credit: johns hopkins center for a livable futurephiladelphia, pa, may 15, 2017 -- the extent of food waste in america is a cause for serious concern. it is estimated that around 1,217 calories per person per ...



later circadian timing of food intake is associated with increased body mass ind




weight gain and obesity has been described as an epidemic and a complex problem in the united states. previous research has linked poor diet to weight gain and high body fat, and eating later in the day has also been described as a risk factor for weight gain; however, the impact of an individual's ...



urgent funding needed to reverse food ration cuts for refugees in tanzania - uni




kigoma - the united nations world food programme (wfp) has been forced to reduce food rations for 320,000 refugees in mtendeli, nduta and nyarugusu camps in northwest tanzania as a result of funding shortfalls. wfp urgently requires us$23.6 million from now through to december 2017 to be able to con...



survey may reduce rates of malnutrition in hospitals




university of waterloo researchers have created a tool aimed at decreasing the rate of malnutrition in hospitals.the tool, known as the mealtime audit tool (mat), will help dietitians, doctors and nurses identify why a third of patients in acute care settings don't eat the food on their trays."we kn...



eating sugar during pregnancy is linked to kids' allergies




how much sugar a woman eats while she’s pregnant may affect her future children’s risk of developing allergies and allergic asthma, according to a study in the european respiratory journal. although previous research has linked asthma and high-sugar intake in kids themselves, this is the first s...



revisiting dietary fat guidelines? (pure)




barcelona, spain - 29 aug 2017: researchers here at esc congress1 are calling for a reconsideration of global dietary guidelines in light of new data presented today on fat intake and cardiovascular risk and mortality.findings from more than 135,000 individuals from 18 low, middle and high-income co...



why 45k pounds of sugar were dumped in times square




(image credit: @kindsnacks) an art installation in new york city's times square is making a statement about the sugar consumption of american children. it's conceptualized and executed by kind snacks, and reportedly went up tuesday morning before 5 a.m. the one-day installation showed sugar boxes pi...



food allergies are less common than you think




food allergies can be tough to live with: people who suffer from them have to monitor their dietary intake and be ready to take action when something slips through. but a new study published in the journal of allergy and clinical immunology, by investigators at brigham and women's hospital (bwh), ha...



fasting diet plan for weight loss




the world wide web is teeming with hundreds and thousands of diet plans and there are advocates for each kind of diet. but which are the ones that will really work for you? it all depends on how you execute it and what is your consistency. whatever diet you start, you will have to make sure that you...



fast foods rated in major new study




we are, quite literally, wasting our energy on junk."fast food is now an important contributor to intake of dietary salt, sugar, saturated fat and energy," say the authors of a new report calling for the health star rating system (hsr) to be extended to fast foods. gloria jean's had the lowest avera...



new report gives methods for developing dietary reference intakes based on chron




washington - a new report from the national academies of sciences, engineering, and medicine outlines how to examine whether specific levels of nutrients or other food substances (nofss) can ameliorate the risk of chronic disease and recommends ways to develop dietary reference intakes (dri) based o...



food security assessment in the northern part of rakhine state, final report, ju




food security: in line with the previous remote emergency assessments, the survey confirmed a worsening of the food security situation in already highly vulnerable areas after the october 2016 incidents and subsequent security operations. nearly one third of the population was severely food-insecure...



foods high in zinc for vegetarian and non-vegetarian




did you know that the human body contains zinc? yes, zinc is a very important mineral that our body contains and in fact is essential for us. though we need it in minimal amounts only, this mineral ensures that we remain healthy (it affects our immune system) and helps in the healing process of woun...



eighty-five percent of spanish children eat too much salt




salt is a hidden enemy in children's diets. so says the conclusion of a study by researchers from the complutense university of madrid, which suggests that over 80 % of spanish schoolchildren consume excess salt; this is associated to greater risk of high blood pressure, osteoporosis and obesity. ac...



high salt intake associated with doubled risk of heart failure




barcelona, spain - 27 aug 2017: high salt intake is associated with a doubled risk of heart failure, according to a 12-year study in more than 4 000 people presented today at esc congress.1"high salt (sodium chloride) intake is one of the major causes of high blood pressure and an independent risk f...



heparin stimulates food intake and body weight gain in mice




image: from left to right: canjun zhu and dr. gang shu at south china agricultural university, and dr. yanlin he, dr. pingwen xu and dr. yong xu, at baylor college of... view more credit: baylor college of medicine and south china agricultural universityheparin is a medication widely used to preve...



are sugary drink interventions changing people's behavior?




an evaluation of efforts designed to reduce how many sugary drinks we consume shows some success in changing younger people's habits but warns they cannot be the only way to cut consumption. nutritionists at the university of leeds have carried out the first comprehensive review of interventions to ...



10 best weight loss apps for android




looking for the best apps that help you track how much weight you're losing? these apps help you whether you want to track food intake, calories burned, or just your weight from day-to-day.



a healthy diet is cheaper, but we're still spending big on junk foods




australians are spending more than half of their food budget on junk foods, despite a healthier diet being more affordable.these are the findings of research being presented by public health expert and dietitian professor amanda lee at the dietitians association of australia's national conference in...



how many fruits and veggies do you need to eat a day?




the age-old advice for fruit and veggie consumption is that adults need at least five servings of produce a day. but is that really the truth, and is it still relevant? according to a new study, you don't need quite as much. the study, published in the lancet, recommends just three to four servings ...



reassessing the benefits of plant-based eating (pure)




barcelona, spain - 29 aug 2017: a large dietary study from 18 countries, across 7 geographic regions has found that even relatively moderate intake of fruit, vegetables and legumes such as beans and lentils may lower a person's risk of cardiovascular disease (cvd) and death.analysis of the prospecti...



cute imessage stickers




for those who like cute food stickers.whether you want cute cookies, adorable ice cream cones, or happy hot dogs, you will find it with kawaii food stickers. each food item comes with a cheerful face for an overload of delightful, delicious options.why we love itkawaii food is a great sticker pack f...



the climate crisis could rapidly become a food crisis




in the summer of 2010, russia faced a severe drought, a heat wave and a series of catastrophic wildfires, destroying a third of the country's wheat harvest. half a year later, the arab spring began.the two are connected: the middle east and north africa, among the most food-insecure regions in the w...



trader joe's "teeny tiny avocados" are super cute




(image credit: trader joe's) trader joe's just released the most adorable grocery find: teeny-tiny avocados. ranging from $2.69 to $2.99, shoppers can get a bag of six miniature insta-worthy avocados. and while they're not practical for mass consumption, there are some benefits. one benefit, for the...



paediatric ibd patients not meeting recommended calcium & vitamin d intake




image: this is a paediatric ibd infographic. view more credit: united european gastroenterologya new study highlights that children suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) are not meeting the daily recommended intake of calcium and vitamin d. the research, conducted at great ormond street ...