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Nutrition News: Breakfast and Your Child's Grades

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Whether or not your child eats before school makes a big difference in how he or she does in school, a new study finds.

Researchers at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom found a direct, positive link between students' breakfast quality and consumption and their school progress. The findings were published in the UK's Journal of Public ...Read more

Nutrition News: Thanksgiving Quiz

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Here's a fun quiz that addresses some of the common mistakes people make when cooking turkey dinner for Thanksgiving, put together by The Ohio State University. Pick the best answer to each question.

1. The turkey in your freezer has been there since last Thanksgiving. What should you do with it?

a. Throw it out!

b. Feed it to your in-laws.

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Nutrition News: The Benefits of a Home-Cooked Meal

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The Benefits of a Home-Cooked Meal

How many meals a week do you prepare at home? The answer may impact your risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study.

Researchers at Harvard tracked the eating habits and health of nearly 58,000 women who took part in the Nurses' Health Study and on more than 41,000 men in the Health Professionals ...Read more

Nutrition News: Moderation, Balance and Variety

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Moderation, Balance and Variety

Those three keys -- moderation, balance and variety -- still pave the time-tested road to healthy eating.

There was plenty of confusion recently when the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer announced that it had placed processed meats in the same category as smoking for cancer...Read more

Nutrition News: The Power of Early Fruits and Veggies

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The Power of Early Fruits and Veggies

Parents, our job is to offer our children healthy meals. And while it's up to our children whether they choose to eat those healthy offerings, over time, a new study shows it pays to keep providing healthy meals. Young adults who eat more than five servings of fruits and vegetables a day have healthier ...Read more

Nutrition News: Healthy Eating Trends

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Clean eating, healthy makeovers for packaged products, probiotics, sprouted grains -- those were some of the hottest foods trends at the

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo, the world's largest meeting of food and nutrition professionals. Over 11,000 dietitians met in Nashville recently to learn about the ...Read more

Nutrition News: Yogurt, the Siggi Way

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Yogurt, the Siggi Way

Siggi Hilmarsson was raised in Iceland on a traditional Icelandic diet -- fish, potatoes, dense rye bread and plenty of skyr yogurt. After moving to the U.S. in his mid-20s to attend Columbia Business School, he become homesick for skyr, the traditional Icelandic yogurt he grew up with. He found yogurts in the U.S. too ...Read more

Nutrition News: Family Meal Time

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Studies continue to suggest that family dynamics have an impact on children's body weight, especially when it comes to certain parental strategies, according to research by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The group recently held its annual meeting in Nashville. Parenting strategies that can have an impact on children's body weight ...Read more

Nutrition News: Rethinking Energy Drinks

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Rethinking Energy Drinks

We may need a new warning on those oh-so-popular energy drinks: They may be harmful to your health, especially if you're a teenager. A team of researchers from the World Health Organization says increased consumption of energy drinks may pose a danger to public health, especially among young people. The researchers ...Read more

Nutrition News: Vitamin D and Osteoarthritis

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Here's another reason to make sure you're getting enough vitamin D. A recent study suggests that vitamin D deficiency may be associated with greater risk of osteoarthritis of the knee. The study was conducted at Tufts University by lead author Fang Fang Zhang, an epidemiologist and assistant professor at Tufts.

Compared to those with adequate ...Read more

Nutrition News: Adding Extra Olive Oil to the Mediterranean Diet

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Eating a Mediterranean diet, rich with plant foods, fish and olive oil, has been found to be good for the heart, the brain and overall health. Now, a new study out of Spain suggests the diet supplemented with olive oil may also reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Researchers randomly assigned more than 4,200 women, ages 60 to 80, to eat either a ...Read more

Nutrition News: Got Diabetes?

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Got Diabetes?

Close to half of all American adults have Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, a new study finds. In the study, researchers found that up to 14 percent of adults had diagnosed or undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes in 2011-2012, and about 38 percent had diagnosed or undiagnosed prediabetes. Prediabetes is defined as having elevated blood sugar...Read more

Nutrition News: A Healthy Cup of Coffee?

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A Healthy Cup of Coffee?

News of coffee's potential impact on health has for years gone back and forth. Initially, concerns centered on caffeine, a naturally occurring stimulant. The positives about coffee centered on antioxidants, compounds generally associated with potential health benefits. Robert Sheeler, M.D.,? and medical editor of the ...Read more

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