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  • Title: Nutrition-centered day care helps shape kids' habits | Wheat Foods Network
    Descriptive info: Nutrition-centered day care helps shape kids habits.. Author:.. By Cheryl Anderson, (Appleton, Wis.. ) Post-Crescent.. 08/11/2012.. Healthy eating habits start early, according to a new study by University of Wisconsin professors Susan Nitzke and Dave Riley.. Nitzke and Riley’s research,.. Rethinking Nutrition: Connecting Science and Practice in Early Childhood Settings.. , found that children begin developing food and nutrition preferences in child care.. Read.. more.. ….. ShareThis..

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  • Title: The Gluten-Free Diet: Medically Required or Just a Fad? | Wheat Foods Network
    Descriptive info: The Gluten-Free Diet: Medically Required or Just a Fad?.. Shelly Asplin, MA, RD, LMNT.. 06/26/2012.. Does it seem that at every turn someone new is following the gluten-free diet? It is true that many people are following the gluten-free diet as a fad.. But for those with celiac disease (CD) or non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), the gluten-free diet is a medical requirement.. To read the complete article, available on the Bean Institute website, click.. here..

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  • Title: Salk study may offer drug-free intervention to prevent obesity and diabetes | Wheat Foods Network
    Descriptive info: Salk study may offer drug-free intervention to prevent obesity and diabetes.. Salk Institute for Biological Studies.. 05/17/2012.. Scientists have long assumed that the cause of diet-induced obesity in mice is nutritional; however, the Salk findings suggest that the spreading of caloric intake through the day may contribute, as well, by perturbing metabolic pathways governed by the circadian clock and nutrient sensors.. The Salk study found the body stores fat while eating and starts to burn fat and breakdown cholesterol into beneficial bile acids only after a few hours of fasting.. When eating frequently, the body continues to make and store fat, ballooning fat cells and liver cells, which can result in liver damage.. Under such conditions the liver also continues to make glucose, which raises blood sugar levels.. Time-restricted feeding, on the other hand, reduces production of free fat, glucose and cholesterol and makes better use of them.. It cuts down fat storage and turns on fat burning mechanisms when the animals undergo daily fasting, thereby keeping the liver cells healthy and reducing overall body fat.. The daily feeding-fasting cycle activates liver enzymes that breakdown cholesterol into bile acids, spurring the metabolism of brown fat - a type of "good fat" in our body that converts extra calories to heat.. Thus the body literally burns fat during fasting.. The liver also shuts down glucose production for several hours, which helps lower blood glucose.. The extra glucose that would have ended up in the blood - high blood sugar is a hallmark of diabetes - is instead used to build molecules that repair damaged cells and make new DNA.. This helps prevent chronic inflammation,  ...   and with adverse side effects," he says.. The multimillion-dollar question is what these findings mean for humans.. Public health surveys on nutrition have focused on both the quality and quantity of diet, but they have inherent flaws such as sampling bias, response bias and recall errors that make the results questionable.. Thus, says Panda, with the current data it is difficult to connect when we eat, what we eat with how much weight we gain.. "The take-home message," says Panda, "is that eating at regular times during the day and overnight fasting may prove to be beneficial, but, we will have to wait for human studies to prove this.. The good news, he adds, is that most successful human lifestyle interventions were first tested in mice, so he and his team are hopeful their findings will follow suit.. If following a time-restricted eating schedule can prevent weight gain by 10 to 20 percent, it will be a simple and effective lifestyle intervention to contain the obesity epidemic.. Other researchers on the study were Christopher Vollmers, Amir Zarrinpar, Luciano DiTacchio, Shubhroz Gill, Mathias Leblanc, Amandine Chaix, Matthew Joens and James A.. J.. Fitzpatrick, from the Salk Institute; and Eric A.. Bushong and Mark H.. Ellisman, of the University of California, San Diego.. This work was partially supported by the Pew Scholars Program in Biomedical Sciences, NIH grant R01DK091618 to M.. M.. , Sanofi Discovery Innovation Grant, and Anderson Foundation support to S.. P.. ; JSPS fellowship to M.. H.. ; Blasker Science and Technology Grant Award to C.. V.. ; NIH grant T32DK007202 to A.. Z.. ; and NIGMS grant 8P41GM103412 to M.. E..

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  • Title: Nutrition Educators | Wheat Foods Network
    Descriptive info: Weight Loss Schemes Are More Lucrative Than Ever: The Worst Diets of 2011.. Healthy Weight Network.. 12/30/2011.. Healthy Weight Network released its 23rd Slim Chance Awards today highlighting four of the worst diets and diet promotions of the year.. Read more.. Folic acid and allergy: Study identifies optimal level to reduce allergy risk.. Stephen Daniells, NUTRAingredients.. com.. 01/03/2012.. Concerns that folic acid supplements during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergic conditions in the infants may be unfounded, and folate may actually decrease allergy risk, suggests a new study.. For the full article, click.. Whole Wheat Cinnamon French Toast Pancakes.. Consumers Go With The Grain.. A.. Elizabeth Sloan, Food Technology, December 2011.. 12/28/2011.. Claims relating to the benefits of whole grains are now the most sought after health claims on food packages, followed by claims about dietary fiber, according to the Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) 2011.. U.. Grocery Shopper Trends.. report.. Restaurants feature exotic rice, spelt, faro, amaranth, and other lesser known grains in everything from salads and pancakes to pizza crusts, soups, cocktails, and desserts.. Study Links Quality Of Mother-Toddler Relationship To Teen Obesity.. Ohio State University.. 12/26/2011.. The quality of the emotional relationship between a mother and her young child could affect the potential for that child to be obese during adolescence, a new study suggests.. Researchers analyzed national data detailing relationship characteristics between mothers and their children during their toddler years.. The lower the quality of the relationship in terms of the child’s emotional security and the mother’s sensitivity, the higher the risk that a child would be obese at age 15 years, according to the analysis.. USDA Launches  ...   research that looked at whether the desired folic acid content in breads was being achieved and the impact it has on the blood folate status of women of childbearing age.. The research found an increased level of folate in women of childbearing age.. Trend Forecasters Cite Barramundi, Turmeric And Popcorn To Be Key Food Trends In 2012.. FoodProcessing.. 12/16/2011.. Food and nutrition forecasters at Publicis Consultants USA, a food PR and marketing agency, are revealing what they believe to be the top food trends for 2012.. "Taste will forever remain the key driver of food consumption, even in price-conscious times," says Registered Dietitian Joy Blakeslee, director of the firm's Publicis Culinary Nutrition Center.. "Consumers are going beyond comfort foods, discovering in food and drink some of the adventure they might have afforded in travel or other purchases.. Obesity Linked to Lower Paychecks.. HealthDay News.. 12/19/2011.. Obese Americans have smaller paychecks than those who aren't overweight, and this difference is especially strong among women, a new study finds.. The analysis of data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth revealed that in 2004, overall average annual incomes were $8,666 less for obese women and $4,772 less for obese men compared with normal weight workers.. Click.. for the full story.. Most Americans eat like MyPlate for just a week a year.. Caroline Scott-Thomas.. 12/14/2011.. The average American diet comes close to matching up with the USDA’s MyPlate icon just 2% of the time, according to a new report from the NPD Group.. To access the full story, click.. « first.. ‹ previous.. 6.. 7.. 8.. 9.. 10.. 11.. 12.. 13.. 14.. next ›.. last »..

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  • Title: American Diabetes Association and European Association for the Study of Diabetes Issue Joint Position Statement on Hyperglycemia Treatment | Wheat Foods Network
    Descriptive info: American Diabetes Association and European Association for the Study of Diabetes Issue Joint Position Statement on Hyperglycemia Treatment.. Colleen Fogarty, American Diabetes Association.. 04/19/2012.. After several years of planning, discussion and review, new guidelines for managing elevated blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes, developed jointly by the American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), are being published concurrently in the Association's journal, April 19 online edition of.. Diabetes Care.. and in EASD's journal,.. Diabetologia.. The new guidelines are less prescriptive than those previously in place, and call for a more patient-centered approach that allows for individual patient needs, preferences and tolerances and takes into account differences in age and disease progression.. The need for a joint task force to review and revise the guidelines was driven by the "increasingly complex and to some extent controversial" nature of glycemic management for type 2 diabetes, the "widening array of pharmacological agents now available, mounting concerns about their potential adverse effects and new uncertainties regarding the benefits of intensive glycemic control on macrovascular complications," according to the joint statement.. The guidelines call for providing all patients with diabetes education, in an individual or group setting, which focuses on dietary intervention and the importance of increased physical activity, as well as weight management, when appropriate.. They encourage developing individualized treatment plans built around a patient's specific symptoms, co-morbidities, age, weight, racial/ethnic/gender differences and lifestyles.. Diabetes Care editor William Cefalu, MD notes in his accompanying editorial that the subject of how to manage type 2 diabetes generates a great deal of debate among researchers in the field, with those who wish to use an algorithm-based management plan to provide consistent treatment guidelines for providers on one side and those who feel that treatment should be based on the pathophysiology, on the other.. "The most  ...   manifests differently in different people and the best way for one person to manage it may not work for someone else.. If we encourage people to work with their health care providers to find an individualized personal plan that works well for them and fits their lifestyle and personal needs, it has a higher chance for success in controlling glucose and decreasing the risk of long term complications.. Welcoming this new statement, EASD President, Prof.. Andrew J.. Boulton underlined the importance of individualizing diabetes treatment.. Prof.. Boulton commented that, "The new guidelines were prepared using the best available evidence.. Diabetes is a condition which affects people in a multitude of ways: the new guidelines take a more holistic approach, focusing on treating the patient as an individual and understanding that treatments need to be 'made to measure,' an approach that will likely improve not only patient care, but also quality of life.. Diabetes Care,.. published by the American Diabetes Association, is the leading peer-reviewed journal of clinical research into one of the nation's leading causes of death by disease.. Diabetes also is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke, as well as the leading cause of adult blindness, kidney failure, and non-traumatic amputations.. The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes.. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit.. www.. diabetes.. org.. Information from both these sources is available in.. English.. and.. Spanish..

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  • Title: CDC report finds U.S. population has good levels of some essential vitamins and nutrients | Wheat Foods Network
    Descriptive info: CDC report finds U.. population has good levels of some essential vitamins and nutrients.. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.. 04/02/2012.. Overall, the U.. population has good levels of vitamins A and D and folate in the body, but some groups still need to increase their levels of vitamin D and iron, according to the Second National Report on Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition, released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.. The report offers a limited but generally favorable review of the nation’s nutrition status although the findings do not necessarily indicate that people consume healthy and balanced diets.. CDC’s Division of Laboratory Sciences in the National Center for Environmental Health measured these indicators in blood and urine samples collected from participants in CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.. Data are presented for the years 1999-2006, with emphasis on newly available data for 2003-2006.. “These findings are a snapshot of our nation’s overall nutrition status,” said Christopher Portier, Ph.. D.. , director of CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health.. “Measurements of blood and urine levels of these nutrients are critical because they show us whether the sum of nutrient intakes from foods and vitamin supplements is too low, too high, or sufficient.. ”.. The report also found that deficiency rates for vitamins and nutrients vary by age, gender, or race/ethnicity and can be as high as 31 percent for vitamin D deficiency in non-Hispanic blacks.. “Research shows that good nutrition can help lower people’s risk for many chronic diseases.. For most nutrients, the low deficiency rates, less than 1 to 10 percent, are encouraging, but higher deficiency rates in certain age and race/ethnic groups are a concern and need additional attention,” said Christine Pfeiffer, Ph.. , lead researcher, in the Division of Laboratory Sciences in CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health.. CDC’s Second Nutrition Report establishes blood and urine reference levels for 58 biochemical indicators; more than twice as many indicators as its first report, published in 2008.. The report includes first-time data for a new indicator of iron deficiency and for 24 healthy and unhealthy fatty acids.. Folic acid fortification: A sustained public health success.. The report found that the fortification of cereal-grain products with folic acid, which began in 1998, has had a sustained positive impact on blood folate levels.. The report shows folate deficiency dropped to less than 1 percent after fortification.. The report also shows that blood  ...   border on insufficiency in women of childbearing age.. Findings were not as encouraging with regard to the iodine status in young women (20-39 years of age).. This age group had iodine levels that were just above iodine insufficiency.. The young women also had the lowest iodine levels among any age group of women.. Iodine is an essential component of thyroid hormones that regulate human growth and development.. Iodine deficiency disorders include mental retardation, hypothyroidism, goiter, cretinism, and varying degrees of other growth and developmental abnormalities.. Iodine is especially important in women during childbearing years to ensure the best possible brain development of the fetus during pregnancy.. First measurements of new iron deficiency marker and of both healthy and unhealthy fatty acids.. Using a new marker of iron status, the report indicates higher rates of iron deficiency in Mexican-American children aged 1 to 5 years (11 percent) and in non-Hispanic black (16 percent) and Mexican-American women (13 percent) of childbearing age (12 to 49 years) when compared to other race/ethnic groups.. The new iron marker measurements will help clinicians better interpret iron status in individuals, especially in persons with chronic disease that includes inflammation, such as certain cancers.. The report provides first-time data on blood levels of fatty acids in the U.. population.. These include heart healthy polyunsaturated fatty acids as well as saturated fatty acids that increase risk of heart disease.. The report found heart healthy polyunsaturated fatty acid levels in plasma differ by race/ethnicity.. These first time measurements provide a baseline that will allow CDC to track fatty acid levels over time, which will evaluate our nation’s progress toward heart healthy diets.. Most comprehensive biochemical assessment of the nation’s nutrition status.. CDC’s report is a detailed biochemical assessment of the nutrition status of the U.. It is the second in a series of publications that provide an ongoing assessment of the U.. population’s nutrition status.. The series of reports provide information specific to population groups defined by age, gender, and race/ethnicity to show how these factors affect nutrition status in the United States.. CDC plans further analysis of report data that will help identify the influence of socio-economic and lifestyle factors on levels of nutrients in blood and urine.. The agency also plans to continue its assessment of the nation’s nutrition status in future reports.. For more information on the nutrition report, visit.. http://www.. cdc.. gov/nutritionreport/.. For information on CDC’s National Biomonitoring Program, visit.. gov/nceh/dls/nbp.. html..

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  • Title: Nutrition Educators | Wheat Foods Network
    Descriptive info: Health Tip: Opt for a Healthy Weight-Loss Plan.. Diana Kohnle.. 12/08/2011.. (HealthDay News) -- Fad diets may promise drastic and quick loss of weight, but may be dangerous and often fall short when it comes to long-term weight loss.. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions for a selecting a healthy eating plan.. Click here for full story.. Eating Frequency Higher In Weight Loss Maintainers, Normal Weight Individuals.. Jessica L.. Bachman, PhD, RD.. 11/21/2011.. Eating frequency has been negatively related to body mass index (BMI).. The relationship between eating frequency and weight loss maintenance is unknown.. This secondary analysis examined eating frequency (self-reported meals and snacks consumed per day) in weight loss maintainers (WLM) who had reduced from overweight/obese to normal weight, normal weight (NW) individuals, and overweight (OW) individuals.. Tufts University Nutrition Scientists Unveil MyPlate for Older Adults.. Tufts University.. 11/01/2011.. How Americans Rate Their Diet Quality: An Increasingly Realistic Perspective.. Christian Gregory, Travis Smith, and Minh Wendt US Department of Agriculture Economic Information Bulletin No.. (EIB-83) 24 pp.. 09/23/2011.. Over the last 20 years,  ...   and the 2005-08 Flexible Consumer Behavior Survey module of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.. IOM Releases Phase II Report “Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Promoting Healthier Choices”.. 10/20/2011.. On October 20, 2011 the Institute of Medicine released its Phase II report on Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols.. The Phase I report focused on evaluating current systems and nutritional criteria and resulted in a report in Fall 2010.. IOM Phase II Report “Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols.. On October 20, 2011, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its Phase II report on Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols.. Are we eating too much sodium? Who cares, say 59% of Americans.. Elaine Watson, Food navigator-usa.. 09/27/2011.. Surprising numbers of Americans feel satisfied that they are already doing everything they can to eat a healthy diet, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, according to the results of two consumer surveys unveiled at the American Dietetic Association (ADA) conference today.. Nutrition and You: Trends 2011.. NIH Office of Dietary Supplements.. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.. 15..

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  • Title: Health Tip: Add Some Panache to Packed Lunches | Wheat Foods Network
    Descriptive info: Health Tip: Add Some Panache to Packed Lunches.. Diana Kohnle, HealthDay News.. 02/15/2012.. If your kids are easily bored with the lunches you pack for school, try adding a little pizzazz (and nutrition) to the boring brown bag.. Here are some suggestions from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on ways to make packed lunches more exciting for your kids.. To link to the article, click.. Also, check out these Wheat Foods Council resources:.. Fiber for Kids.. Grain Snacks..

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  • Title: Nutrition Educators | Wheat Foods Network
    Descriptive info: MedlinePlus.. Healthfinder.. gov.. FoodSafety.. Food and Nutrition Information Center.. Food and Drug Administration.. National Diabetes Education Program.. Dietary Guidelines for Americans.. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.. American Cancer Society.. American Institute for Cancer Research.. 16..

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  • Title: FDA Announces Dietetics and Nutrition Webinar | Wheat Foods Network
    Descriptive info: FDA Announces Dietetics and Nutrition Webinar.. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.. 01/12/2012.. The Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition are sponsoring a Dietetics and Nutrition Webinar on March 5 and 6, 2012, from 11:00 a.. m.. until 5:00 p.. Eastern Standard Time.. The Webinar is designed for dietetic interns, students and faculty in dietetics and nutrition, and practitioners in dietetics, nutrition and other professional areas.. Other interested parties may also participate.. The purpose of  ...   Topics include food labeling, updating the nutrition facts panel, front of pack labeling, dietary guidance statements, infant formula regulations, medical foods, food ingredient safety, regulatory program for chemical contaminants in foods, dietary supplements, adverse events reporting and consumer research and education.. The Webinar is designed to be interactive with the audience.. In addition to Q A sessions at the end of each presentation, there will be case studies, quizzes and polls during the presentations.. A fee of $25 will be charged per registration.. To register, go to.. CFSAN/JIFSAN Food and Nutrition Workshop/Webinar..

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  • Title: No increased disease risk by eating refined grain foods - study review | Wheat Foods Network
    Descriptive info: No increased disease risk by eating refined grain foods - study review.. Oliver Nieburg, FOODnavigator.. 01/10/2012.. Consuming up to 50% of all grain foods as refined grains will not lead to any increased disease risk, according to a study reviewing all relevant literature from the Noughties.. The full article is available..

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