Category Archives: Nutrition: Innovation

New online calculator estimates cardiovascular disease risk

Boston, MA — The new Healthy Heart Score developed by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) gives individuals an easy method to estimate their 20-year risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) based on simple lifestyle habits. The free … Continue reading

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5 flavor trends for 2015

Newswise — CHICAGO—Over half of Americans consider themselves adventurous eaters and 82 percent are open to trying new flavors (Mintel, 2014). Fortunately, consumers have more varieties of flavors to choose from than ever before and the choices are expanding every … Continue reading

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Beyond ‘farm-to-table’ to a revolutionary new way of eating

The Third Plate is chef Dan Barber’s extraordinary vision for a new future of American eating. After more than a decade spent investigating farming communities around the world in pursuit of singular flavor, Barber finally concluded that—for the sake of … Continue reading

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Top 14 expert nutrition trends for 2014

NEW YORK, Dec. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The annual nutrition expert trends forecast is in – what fad diets are hot?  What’s out?  Which foods top the list?  What are consumers eating?  According to a survey of more than 500 Registered … Continue reading

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Edible coatings for ready-to-eat fresh fruits and vegetables

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 10, 2013 — The scientist who turned fresh-cut apple slices into a popular convenience food, available ready-to-eat in grocery stores, school cafeterias and fast-food restaurants, today described advances in keeping other foods fresh, flavorful and safe for longer … Continue reading

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Portion control campaign launches in California

LOS ANGELES, CA-(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2012) -  The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health today released new obesity data for LA County showing the adult obesity rate continuing to rise, and unveiled its first-ever portion control awareness campaign … Continue reading

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Organic greenhouse opened by hospital; farmer hired to run it

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital has hired a resident farmer to grow organic produce for patients in its new greenhouse, now open on its 160–acre campus. The $1 million complex, including an education center was funded entirely by an anonymous … Continue reading

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Why nutrition labeling is not enough to effect behavior change

Explaining the effects of a point-of-purchase nutrition-information intervention in university canteens: a structural equation modelling analysis Christine Hoefkens, Zuzanna Pieniak, John Van Camp and Wim Verbeke International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2012, 9:111 doi:10.1186/1479-5868-9-111 Published: 11 September … Continue reading

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The nutrition textbook that is Number 255 on all of Amazon

Understanding Nutrition New Features “Try It” activities added to this edition accompany the “How To” lessons to promote active learning and encourage users to practice the problem-solving tasks outlined in the “How To” sections. Additional “Try It” activities can be … Continue reading

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Tweaking restaurant menus, via seductive nutrition, to be more healthy could benefit everyone, says Unilever

LISLE, Ill., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Unilever Food Solutions’ latest World Menu Report titled “Seductive Nutrition” finds that U.S. restaurant guests want the choice of eating healthier when dining out, but those good intentions do not always translate into action. … Continue reading

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Farming’s Big Bang

  From foraging to farming: the 10,000-year revolution   Excavation of 19,000-year-old hunter-gatherer remains, including a vast camp site, is fuelling a reinterpretation of the greatest fundamental shift in human civilisation – the origins of agriculture. The moment when the … Continue reading

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Is almond the new white milk?

NEW YORK, NY-(Marketwire - Jan 19, 2012) - Total retail sales of soy milk, almond milk, rice milk and other plant milks reached $1.33 billion in 2011, according to Dairy Alternative Beverages in the U.S., a recently released report from … Continue reading

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Is that really Black Angus? Now there’s a way to tell.

RICHMOND, Va. and LAWRENCE, Kan., Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Performance Food Group (also known as PERFORMANCE Foodservice) one of the nation’s largest foodservice distributors, and Kansas-based IdentiGEN, a leader in meat traceability systems, have developed the first commercial solution … Continue reading

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