New guidelines encourage healthy eating throughout life | Community

If the New Year has you inspired to change your eating habits, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services recently released the updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans to help you work toward a healthier lifestyle.

These guidelines are revised every five years and serve as a guide for policymakers. They also serve as a tool for public health professionals and food service managers to help individuals start on a path to healthier living. For the first time, these guidelines encourage all of us to make healthy eating choices across the lifespan, which begins at pregnancy and progresses

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WHO teams visits Wuhan food market in search of coronavirus clues

WUHAN, China – A World Health Organization team looking into the origins of the novel coronavirus pandemic on Sunday visited the food market in this central Chinese city that was linked to many early infections.

The team members visited the Huanan Seafood Market for about an hour in the afternoon, and one of them flashed a thumbs-up sign when reporters asked how the trip was going.

The market was the site of a December 2019 outbreak of the virus. Scientists initially suspected the virus came from wild animals sold in the market. The market has since been largely ruled out

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First lockdown ‘led to less healthy lifestyle for many’

People drank more alcohol, ate less fruit and vegetables, and took less exercise during the UK’s first lockdown, according to research.

The study by the University of East Anglia suggests that young people, women and those who are overweight were most likely to adopt unhealthy behaviours.



More than 1,000 participants signed up to a daily lifestyle survey in April last year and answered questions for three months.

Analysis indicated that people drank more alcohol in total, with women consuming it more frequently but men drinking in greater quantities per occasion.

The study found that people drank more alcohol in total,
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Healthy Living: Survey shows Americans don’t realize harmful hearts effects of COVID-19

COVID-19 has weighed heavy on our hearts for months. But did you know the virus may actually harm your heart?

A new Cleveland Clinic survey shows some Americans don’t realize the impact COVID-19 can have on heart health.

According to the survey, a quarter of Americans mistakenly believed the virus only affects the lungs, not the heart. Dr. Samir Kapadia says even people who have healthy hearts can experience problems due to a COVID-19 infection. Those with heart disease are at particularly high risk for severe COVID infection and complications, but the survey shows more than 60 percent are unaware.

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USDA’s new, best advice on healthy eating

“Before that (serving on the committee), I was always a little suspicious of who cares (about the dietary guidelines).” In fact, “People would always say, ‘Who cares?’ said Slavin, a registered dietitian and professor in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota who teaches advanced human nutrition.

Her message now is, “It’s really a lot more important than people think it is. It will affect policy going forward” on such things as school lunches, elderly feeding and the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP, she said. For example, the 2015-2020 dietary guidelines stressed the importance

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Sunbasket Evolves into Full-Service Health-Forward Food Delivery Company

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Sunbasket today announced its reimagined identity as a full-service food delivery company, empowering every consumer to lead a healthy lifestyle. Expanding beyond the meal kit category, the brand has broadened its appeal to deliver an unparalleled selection of delicious, healthy foods for every dining occasion straight to consumers’ doors nationwide – from breakfast, lunch and dinner to snacks, sides, proteins and an assortment of pantry staples.

“The onset of COVID-19 forced consumers to quickly adopt new habits when it came to food, and Sunbasket was inspired to reflect on our company’s values to

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Her best advice about living a long life

Betty White turns 99 on Sunday, and the landmark birthday has fans wondering – what’s her secret to a long, healthy life?

White has been a beloved actress in Hollywood for more than seven decades with roles on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “The Golden Girls” and more. Like a fine wine, she seems to only get better with age, and she’s become a national treasure for her wit and longstanding career.

In an interview with People Wednesday, she said good genes have played a role in her longevity.

“I am blessed with good health,” she said, “so turning 99

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A Dietitian Shares the Best Meatless Protein Sources for a Healthy Plant-Based Diet

There are so many reasons to switch to a plant-based diet this year: It’s better for your health and for the planet>>>P, and there are tons of delicious plant-based products available in supermarkets across the country (we love chef Matthew Kenney’s PlantMade frozen meals). But you might be thinking, Without a chicken breast or hunk of steak in the middle of my plate, how will I get enough protein?

“This is the number one question I get about going more plant-based,” says DJ Blatner, R.D.N.>>>P, author of The Flexitarian Diet>>>P.“But there’s no need to worry,

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WHO teams visits Wuhan food market in search of virus clues

WUHAN, China (AP) — A World Health Organization team looking into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday visited the food market in the Chinese city of Wuhan that was linked to many early infections.

The team members visited the Huanan Seafood Market for about an hour in the afternoon, and one of them flashed a thumbs up sign when reporters asked how the trip was going.

The market was the site of a December 2019 outbreak of the virus. Scientists initially suspected the virus came from wild animals sold in the market. The market has since been largely

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Body and Soul Healthy Lifestyle Program | Your Town

For all of you who registered for the Body and Soul Healthy Lifestyle Program being presented by Zion Baptist Church, in partnership with Meritus Health, remember the first session starts online on Saturday, from 9 to 10 a.m.

Lisa McCoy, registered dietitian, is a tenured Family and Consumer Sciences educator with the University of Maryland Extension. Her background in Chronic Disease Prevention and Management has spanned for more than 35 years and she is passionate about empowering people to make behavior changes that will improve their quality of life. Friday’s session will focus on 10 tips for healthy eating to

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