Aug 07, 2012
With school days quickly approaching, older childrens' access to food and beverages becomes increasingly out of parental control…during the school day at least.
In a recent study, older students who could buy soda in high school fell to 25% in 2011 (from 54% in 2006), while access by younger middle school students fell to 13% (from 27%), according to the report in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.
May 16, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
With the weather warming up, many of us are starting to plan more outdoors activities, including picnics. Picnics are a great way to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family by just spending a lazy afternoon at a park or by the river. However, anytime food is left out for long periods of time there runs the risk of food borne illness caused by bacteria. Here are some simple precautions to take to avoid food borne illnesses.
Mar 22, 2012
In the wake of St. Patrick’s Day many of us are still seeing green. Green beads, green rivers and green clothes in the hamper are probably just a few reminders of the holiday lingering around.
In society today, the color green has grown to represent a variety of thoughts, concepts and ideals. Phrases like “rolling in green,” “green around the gills” and “go green” mean everything from prosperity to illness to saving the environment. All very different but all associated with the color green.
Mar 14, 2012
Registered Dietitian Day is celebrated during National Nutrition Month and falls on March 14th this year. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly known as the American Dietetic Association) first celebrated Registered Dietitian Day in 2008 as a way to recognize dietitians as nutrition experts and to honor their commitment to promoting healthy eating and lifestyles.