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Many experts believe that long-term healthy behaviors are more likely to take hold when developed at a young age. According to researchers from Bogotá, Colombia, learning those behaviors from Sesame Street characters might be one way to get young kids on the right track.
newsletter_teaser: Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? It's the perfect time to share helpful nutrition strategies with your clients and members. The campaign’s theme for 2014 is "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right."
While a healthy diet is now factually proven to cost more than an unhealthy one, the gap between the two is not as great as you might think. In fact, a study published online December 5 in BMJ Open shows that the healthiest diets cost about $1.50 more per day than the least healthy diets.
A new position paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) says that healthy adults should consume 20%–35% of calories from dietary fat, increase their consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, and limit their intake of saturated and trans fats.
Published in the January issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (114; , 136–53), “Dietary Fatty Acids for Healthy Adults” recommends the following in addition to the advice stated above:
￼A large, population-based study of Midwest adults has shown that use of certain dietary supplements, including fish oil, echinacea and coenzyme Q10, was tied to changes in subjects’ systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels.
Clients struggling with weight and snack cravings may be just half an avocado away from being more successful. Overweight adults who eat about half of this green fruit during lunch can feel more full for a longer period of time, reports a study from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California.
Our national health discourse is often focused on food and nutri- tion issues these days. The many dimensions of the topic are so powerful that they can simultaneously catalyze and polarize people as well as codify consensus. “Cooking has surpassed both film and
literature as a springboard for serious conversation. This is the healthiest art movement in America right now,” said James Beard Award–winning author Rowan Jacobsen last summer at the Chef’s Collaborative National Sustainable Food Summit.