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American soda goes on a diet

Big Soda has agreed to go on a diet and scale back the calories in its sugary drinks. original source: http://money.cnn.com/2014/09/24/news/companies/soda-calories/index.html?iid=HP_River A consortium formed by the American Beverage Association, Coca-Cola (KO), Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) and PepsiCo (PEP), has reached an agreement with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to reduce beverage calories by 20% by 2025. To accomplish this, the soda […]

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Parents Support Healthier School Food Policies by 3-to-1 Margin

Parents Support Healthier School Food Policies by 3-to-1 Margin

Original Source: http://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf/newsroom/newsroom-content/2014/09/parents-support-healthier-school-food-policies.html Washington D.C.—The vast majority of parents of school-age children support strong national nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students during school, according to a poll released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the American Heart Association (AHA). The findings come as school districts […]

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It’s never too early to protect your heart: Tips for young adults

Good health habits help protect your heart. And the sooner you start them, the better. Early in adulthood, the health of your heart may not be something you give a lot of thought to. But cardiologists have a message for you: It should be. “[Heart disease] is your number one health threat,” says Tracy Stevens, […]

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Food label facts for people with diabetes

A healthful diet is an important part of keeping diabetes in check. The information on a food label can help you make good food choices. Nearly all packaged foods have nutrition facts on the label. If you have diabetes, you may want to pay special attention to these listings: Serving size. This tells you how much […]

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