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Post food facilities awarded for healthy eating options | Local News

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A local group of health experts recently conducted their annual assessment of food restaurants and facilities at Fort Knox with a new outcome in mind.

Picked by Army Pub­lic Health Command to beta test a new way of assessing overall physical health, the team, called the Nutrition Envir­on­ment Workgroup, conducted surveys of several food facilities around Fort Knox based on categories and their availability of healthy options.

“The Army is undergoing an initiative, called ‘Healthy Army Communities,’ with the goal of trying to improve the health of the community that we live in,” said Laura Bottoms, chief of Nutrition Services,

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Eating less of this kind of food could be the key to slowing down aging

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Late last year, national health guidelines updated their position on the health consequences associated with habitual meat consumption.

In addition to increasing one’s risk for experiencing cardiovascular incidents, developing Type 2 diabetes, and certain forms of cancer, those who adhere to heavy meat diets more often than not do so to the exclusion of other important food groups. The latest data on this comes courtesy of Rui Wang, Ph.D. in a meta-analysis exploring the parameters a little more squarely.

Dr.Wang, of York University, determined that an excess of unhealthy protein sources can positively impact accelerated aging as well as the

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5 Reasons Why the Poor Can’t Afford To Eat Healthy

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You’ve heard the convos or whispers — you may have even had a similar thought once or twice: low-income people should try to eat healthy, rather than buying junk food. Really?! How in the hell is a person expected to eat healthy when they can’t afford to buy food in the first place?

There’s something drastically wrong with the food system in America. The poor are shamed for not eating healthy, yet immediate access to healthy food is limited — creating food deserts, food insecurity, and food injustice.

The pandemic exposed the fatal flaws in the American food system, and

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Researchers simulate tailgating to examine the impact of excessive eating and drinking

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The NFL playoffs are underway, and fans are finding ways to simulate tailgating during the COVID-19 pandemic. Football watch parties are synonymous with eating fatty foods and drinking alcohol. Have you ever wondered what all of that eating and drinking does to your body?

Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine simulated a tailgating situation with a small group of overweight but healthy men and examined the impact of the eating and drinking on their livers using blood tests and a liver scan. They discovered remarkably differing responses in the subjects.

Surprisingly, we found that in overweight

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6 easy ways to start eating healthy, according to dietitians

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a close up of a plate of food with broccoli: Adding more vegetables into your diet is a great way to start eating healthy. Alexander Spatari/Getty images


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Adding more vegetables into your diet is a great way to start eating healthy. Alexander Spatari/Getty images

  • To start eating healthy, incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet which will boost your fiber, vitamin, and mineral intake. 
  • Eating healthy also means limiting your consumption of processed foods like refined grains or deli meats. 
  • If you are struggling to start eating healthy, it can be helpful to create a plan that includes a weekly layout of healthy meals. 
  • Visit Insider’s Health Reference library for more advice.

Eating well is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle

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Dairy Council of California Partners With CalFresh Healthy Living to Pilot and Release Let’s Eat Healthy Nutrition Lessons

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Sacramento, CA, Jan. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dairy Council of California, in partnership with CalFresh Healthy Living, proudly announces the release of Let’s Eat Healthy Nutrition Lessons, an educational video series being piloted in select Santa Clara County schools to elevate healthy eating.

Created to support educators and health professionals, the free Let’s Eat Healthy Nutrition Lessons come in a short, highly sharable video format accompanied by science-based nutrition curriculum to educate and equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to establish healthier eating habits for lifelong health. The video series was developed by Dairy Council of

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How to Help Your Kids Eat Healthy Without Calling Foods Good and Bad

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We all attach stigmas to food— intentionally or not. Those snacks? “Bad!” These snacks? “Good!” That vegetable? “Gross.” This vegetable? “Yummy!



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But these judgments can have a real impact on those around us. “Food is deeply emotional and cultural,” says Morgan McGhee, M.P.H., R.D., director of school nutrition leadership at FoodCorps, a national nonprofit that connects kids to healthy food in schools. When someone categorizes a food as “weird” or “bad,” it can make others— anyone who eats that food often—feel ashamed, embarrassed or stigmatized.

McGhee is working with schools nationwide

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Tasty healthy food delivery services to try

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Another new year, another round of resolutions, right? And after so many months of being quarantined (which translates to countless loaves of banana bread, indulgent takeout orders, emptied bottles of wine and canceled fitness classes), perhaps this year, even more than most, has “eat better” at the top of your goals list.

Luckily, healthy meal delivery services offer delicious, convenient options perfect for anyone ready to make a few dietary changes — from those looking to try keto or eat gluten-free to those who want to go vegan or cut down on calories. And whether you love to

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Sleep, exercise, and healthy eating can boost young people’s mental health

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A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Otago highlighted three ways that consumers can boost their mental health: getting quality sleep, exercising, and eating more raw fruits and vegetables.

The researchers learned that young people who prioritized these three key areas were more likely to have better overall mental well-being, and they also reduced their likelihood of developing depression-related symptoms. 

“Sleep, physical activity, and a healthy diet can be thought of as three pillars of health, which could contribute to promoting optimal well-being among young adults, a population where the prevalence

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Dairy Council of California Partners With CalFresh Healthy Living to Pilot and Release Let’s …

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Sacramento, CA, Jan. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dairy Council of California, in partnership with CalFresh Healthy Living, proudly announces the release of Let’s Eat Healthy Nutrition Lessons, an educational video series being piloted in select Santa Clara County schools to elevate healthy eating.

Created to support educators and health professionals, the free Let’s Eat Healthy Nutrition Lessons come in a short, highly sharable video format accompanied by science-based nutrition curriculum to educate and equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to establish healthier eating habits for lifelong health. The video series was developed by Dairy Council of

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