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Study links school breakfast program to better academic achievement

original source: http://psychcentral.com/news/2015/03/18/good-breakfast-may-hike-low-income-kids-grades/82469.html From an energy and dietary perspective breakfast has often been touted as the most important meal of the day. New research suggests the benefits of a good breakfast extend to the cognitive arena as investigators find a strong connection between good nutrition and good grades. In the study, University of Iowa investigators discovered […]

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Milk more hydrating than sports drink, study finds

original source: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/01/08/milk-more-hydrating-than-sports-drink-study-finds/ It may be a habit to down a sports drink after a workout, but a new study found that milk is an effective recovery drink, reported Time.com. Thanks to milk and milk alternatives’ natural balance of sodium, carbohydrate and protein, the breakfast beverage helps the body retain fluid. In a study published in […]

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F.D.A. to Require Calorie Count, Even for Popcorn at the Movies

original source: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/25/us/fda-to-announce-sweeping-calorie-rules-for-restaurants.html?_r=2 WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration announced sweeping rules on Tuesday that will require chain restaurants, movie theaters and pizza parlors across the country to post calorie counts on their menus. Health experts said the new requirements would help combat the country’s obesity epidemic by showing Americans just how many calories lurk in their favorite foods. […]

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Kohl’s, Penn State Hershey team up to fight childhood obesity

Kohl’s has awarded Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital with $159,039 to support its Healthy Champions program, which teaches children and families the importance of bringing healthy choices to life – starting with eating healthy and getting active.  The Healthy Champions Program, delivered by Penn State Hershey PRO Wellness Center, is an education and awareness initiative designed to teach […]

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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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