A Fight Over Agriculture Secretary Could Decide the Direction of Hunger Policy

The delicate proxy clash has pitted Democrats eager to emphasize issues like hunger and nutrition against traditionalists who believe the department should represent rural America.

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Leave Fat Kids Alone

The “war on childhood obesity” has only caused shame.

#children-and-childhood, #diet-and-nutrition, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #obesity, #parenting, #united-states, #weight

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Are Schools Teaching Kids to Diet?

Many parents are concerned to see what their kids are learning about food, body image and weight while remote learning.

#children-and-childhood, #diet-and-nutrition, #education-k-12, #food, #physical-education-and-training, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Think You Have ‘Normal’ Blood Pressure? Think Again

Even levels of blood pressure that are generally considered “normal” may be high enough to foster the development of heart disease, new research shows.

#blood, #blood-pressure, #cholesterol, #diet-and-nutrition, #heart, #hypertension, #salt

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Using the Pandemic as an Opportunity to Lose Weight and Get in Shape

While many people gained weight during the lockdowns, others have used the change in routine to eat better and exercise more.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #food, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #weight

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Extra Pounds May Raise Risk of Severe Covid-19

Even people who aren’t obese may be more likely to become seriously ill when infected with the coronavirus, the C.D.C. said.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #disease-rates, #fat-tissue, #great-britain, #international-journal-of-obesity, #obesity, #united-states, #weight, #your-feed-science

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Studies Begin to Untangle Obesity’s Role in Covid-19

People with extra weight may struggle to mount a robust immune response to the coronavirus — and may respond poorly to a vaccine.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #obesity, #race-and-ethnicity, #vaccination-and-immunization, #weight, #your-feed-healthcare

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A Potential Downside of Intermittent Fasting

A rigorous three-month study found that people lost little weight, and much of that may have been from muscle.

#calories, #diet-and-nutrition, #fasting, #food, #muscles, #obesity, #weight

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The Underused Weight Loss Option: Bariatric Surgery

Experts say it can result in long-term weight loss and significantly improve physical and emotional health and even longevity.

#bariatric-surgery, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #medicine-and-health, #obesity, #surgery-and-surgeons, #weight

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Are Mushrooms the Future of Wellness?

Long thought to have medicinal benefits, fungi including reishi, lion’s mane and chaga are gaining popularity in the wellness world.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #anxiety-and-stress, #diet-and-nutrition, #fungi, #herbs, #mushrooms, #sleep, #vitamins

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Minivans at the Food Pantry: Meet America’s New Needy

The economic strain of the coronavirus pandemic has more Americans turning to food banks and charity for help feeding their families.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #feeding-america, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #unemployment

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Fighting Tanya Zuckerbrot’s F-Factor Diet on Instagram

A crusade against the F-Factor diet.

#anorexia-nervosa, #diet-and-nutrition, #fiber-dietary, #instagram-inc, #social-media, #your-feed-fashion, #your-feed-selfcare

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Can Artificial Sweeteners Keep Us From Gaining Weight?

Sugar substitutes may help stave off weight gain, but they have metabolic effects that some experts find concerning.

#artificial-sweeteners, #aspartame, #beverages, #calories, #children-and-childhood, #diet-and-nutrition, #insulin, #obesity, #sucralose-artificial-sweetener, #sugar, #weight

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‘Fat Talks,’ an Investigation, and a Reckoning: How Collegiate Runners Forced Reform

Athletes detailed “fat talks” and eating disorders they said a prominent coach at Wesleyan had fostered. When the same coach was assigned to lead changes in the environment he created, the students protested once again.

#cain-mary-1996, #coaches-and-managers, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #weight, #wesleyan-university

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Is Your Blood Sugar Undermining Your Workouts?

Eating a diet high in sugar and processed foods could dent our long-term health in part by changing how well our bodies respond to exercise.

#diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #muscles, #sugar, #weight

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U.K.’s New Coronavirus Tactic: Urge Britons to Lose Weight

The prime minister, who cited his own problems with obesity, said his hospitalization with Covid-19 had prompted his push to tighten regulations on junk food.

#advertising-and-marketing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #labeling-and-labels-product, #national-health-service, #obesity

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With Eating Disorders, Looks Can Be Deceiving

Distorted eating behaviors occur in young people irrespective of their weight, gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

#anorexia-nervosa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #exercise, #fasting, #food, #mental-health-and-disorders, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #weight, #youth

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Gut Microbes Might Keep Malnourished Children From Growing

Bacteria in the small intestine may drive inflammation that makes it harder for children to get the calories and nutrients they need.

#bacteria, #children-and-childhood, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #microbiology, #new-england-journal-of-medicine, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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What We Eat During a Plague

Over the past months, Americans have embraced comfort food with a renewed fervor. But this isn’t the first time culinary habits have shifted during a pandemic.

#boccaccio-giovanni, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #diet-and-nutrition, #epidemics, #food, #plague, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Should We Be Drinking Less?

Scientists helping to update the latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are taking a harder stance on alcohol.

#agriculture-department, #alcohol-abuse, #alcoholic-beverages, #bmj-journal, #cancer, #content-type-service, #deaths-fatalities, #diet-and-nutrition, #health-and-human-services-department, #heart, #men-and-boys, #national-cancer-institute, #obesity, #weight, #women-and-girls

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Food Pantries Are No Substitute for the SNAP Program

Instead of beefing up the SNAP program during the pandemic, the government opts for a return to Depression-era food lines.

#agriculture-department, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #food-stamps, #great-depression-1930s, #perdue-sonny, #welfare-us

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Exploring the Links Between Coronavirus and Vitamin D

Sales of vitamin D to promote immune health have soared, but studies of vitamin D and Covid-19 have yielded mixed results.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #elderly, #obesity, #tests-medical, #vitamin-d, #vitamins, #weight

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Disordered Eating in a Disordered Time

Social isolation and unstructured days add to the anxiety of those struggling to achieve a healthy relationship with food.

#anorexia-nervosa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crisis-text-line, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #food, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-eating-disorders-assn, #quarantines, #social-media, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Coronavirus Meets a Drive to End Malnutrition in Africa

A way has been found to enrich the unfortified flour that Tanzanians eat as a staple. But the pandemic is getting in the way.

#africa, #british-broadcasting-corp, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #dar-es-salaam-tanzania, #diet-and-nutrition, #flour, #food, #france, #geneva-switzerland, #germany, #grain, #iodine, #iron-nutrient, #magufuli-john-1959, #malnutrition, #masks, #medical-devices, #project-healthy-children, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business, #spina-bifida, #stanford-university, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #ventilators-medical, #vitamin-b12, #vitamins, #world-food-program

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Hunger Program’s Slow Start Leaves Millions of Children Waiting

Child hunger is soaring, but two months after Congress approved billions to replace school meals, only 15 percent of eligible children had received benefits.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #diet-and-nutrition, #families-and-family-life, #food, #lunch-and-breakfast-programs, #shutdowns-institutional, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why the Coronavirus Is Killing African Americans

We know why Covid-19 is killing so many black people.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #diet-and-nutrition, #longevity, #obesity, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states

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Fighting Fat Discrimination, but Still Wanting to Lose Weight

Is it OK to be “body positive” while striving to be thinner?

#bariatric-surgery, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #discrimination, #eating-disorders, #exercise, #obesity, #weight

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As Hunger Swells, Food Stamps Become a Partisan Flash Point

Democrats are seeking to raise benefits as research shows a rise in food insecurity without modern precedent amid the pandemic. But Republicans have balked at a long-term expansion of the program.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #food-stamps, #house-of-representatives, #poverty, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #welfare-us

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Jane Brody’s Guide to Life in Lockdown

I hope to offer some useful survival tips and help you realize that however distressed you may feel, you are neither abnormal nor alone.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional

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Endless Summer Puts Homebound Kids at Risk for Weight Gain

With schools shuttered, the inactivity and snacking typical of summer breaks puts more students at risk of obesity and health ills.

#children-and-childhood, #computer-and-video-games, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #education-k-12, #exercise, #food, #obesity, #parenting, #physical-education-and-training, #snack-foods, #weight

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Let the Sunshine In

Sunlight is not a cure for coronavirus, but it does have other benefits for mind and body.

#biorhythms, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #immune-system, #lighting, #seasons-and-months, #sleep, #sun, #sunlight, #ultraviolet-light, #vitamin-d, #vitamins

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How Poor Diet Contributes to Coronavirus Risk

Improving our metabolic health could help ward off future medical, economic and social calamities from whatever pathogen next comes down the pike.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #immune-system, #obesity, #race-and-ethnicity

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Coronavirus Turns School Cafeterias into Soup Kitchens

Many school cafeterias are now operating more like community soup kitchens, even though the federal school meals program won’t reimburse districts for meals served to struggling adults.

#agriculture-department, #baltimore-md, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #education-k-12, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-stamps, #quarantines, #united-states-economy, #welfare-us

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How Covid-19 Is Making Millions of Americans Healthier

People are finally cooking more.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #epidemics, #fast-food-industry, #food, #heart, #quarantines, #social-media, #soft-drinks

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The Struggle of Weight Loss Is Real. Companionship Helps.

In “This Is Big,” Marisa Meltzer writes about the bond she formed with Jean Nidetch, the long-ago founder of Weight Watchers.

#books-and-literature, #diet-and-nutrition, #meltzer-marisa, #nidetch-jean-1923-2015, #this-is-big-how-the-founder-of-weight-watchers-changed-the-world-and-me-book, #weight, #weight-watchers-international-inc, #women-and-girls

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A New Weight Watchers App for Kids Raises Concerns

Kurbo by WW promises to fight childhood obesity by teaching kids aged 8 to 17 healthy eating strategies — but is it ever a good idea to teach kids how to diet?

#anorexia-nervosa, #children-and-childhood, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #food, #mobile-applications, #parenting, #weight, #weight-watchers-international-inc

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How Native Americans Are Fighting a Food Crisis

As the coronavirus limits access to food, many are relying on customs, like seed saving and canning, that helped their forebears survive hard times.

#agriculture-and-farming, #alaska-natives, #canning-and-preserving, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #oglala-sioux-indians, #oneida-indians, #quarantines, #shortages, #united-states

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Your Kids Don’t Have to Inherit Your Body-Image Issues

Parents who struggle with food and self-image can inadvertently pass along unhealthy behaviors. Here’s how to avoid it.

#american-academy-of-pediatrics, #children-and-childhood, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #food, #obesity, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #weight

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Eating Is Weird Now. Here’s How to (Kind of) Get Back to Normal.

If the coronavirus has busted your diet — and you’ve busted out the fat pants — here are some tips to get back on track.

#anxiety-and-stress, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #quarantines, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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How to Teach Children About Healthy Eating, Without Food Shaming

Even the most well-meaning comments can have a big impact on a child’s body image and long-term relationship with food.

#academy-of-nutrition-and-dietetics, #american-academy-of-pediatrics, #children-and-childhood, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #fruit, #jama-pediatrics-journal, #obesity, #parenting, #vegetables

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Trump School Nutrition Rule Struck Down

A federal district judge has ruled that the Agriculture Department’s regulation easing sodium and whole-grain standards in school meals violated regulatory law.

#agriculture-department, #decisions-and-verdicts, #diet-and-nutrition, #education-k-12, #federal-courts-us, #food, #lunch-and-breakfast-programs, #obama-michelle, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How ‘Fast Carbs’ May Undermine Your Health

Comfort foods like chips and cookies can short-circuit our biology and accelerate the onset of diabetes and heart disease.

#carbohydrates, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #food, #grain, #heart, #obesity, #weight

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