Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo

October 8, 2022

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics      

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Apples vs. oranges: Google tool offers ultimate nutrition smackdown

May 23, 2014

By Eliza Barclay Leave it to the folks at Reddit to uncover the hidden treasures of the Internet. Recently, they were gabbing about Google’s nutrition comparison tool, which was quietly launched at the end of 2013 and escaped us here at The Salt. Using this clever little tool is as simple as searching for two […]

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IOM to host webinar about increasing physical activity and physical education in schools

April 23, 2014

Almost one year ago, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the report Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School, which offered recommendations, strategies, and action steps that have potential to increase children’s opportunities to engage in physical activity at school, including before, during, and after school. However, many barriers exist […]

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NCCOR members contribute to new research that shows major food companies have cutback on calories

January 13, 2014

Sixteen of the nation’s leading food and beverage companies have cut 78 calories out of an American’s daily diet according to a new study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). This is the result of a five-year (2007-2012) reduction in sales of food and beverages totaling 60.4 trillion calories. The data collection and […]

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Pre-packaged foods too salty for young children

March 25, 2013

By Brett Smith On average, Americans like their food salty, but it is an affinity that often results in conditions like hypertension and heart disease. A new study from officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that many pre-packaged children’s food may be giving the youngest Americans an early start when […]

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How ‘crunch time’ between school and sleep shapes kids’ health

February 27, 2013

How ‘crunch time’ between school and sleep shapes kids’ health Feb. 25, 2013, NPR [Shots Blog] It’s an important question for American families and the nation as a whole: Why do so many kids weigh too much? There are recent hints the epidemic may be abating slightly. Still, one in every three American kids is overweight or obese. […]

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Measurement of the food and physical activity environments

April 1, 2009

April 2009 Given the high rates of obesity prevalence in the United States and around the world, research interest has grown regarding the effects of the community food and physical activity environments on individual diet and activity behavior. Robust measures of these environments are required in order to assess any effect. Measurement of food and […]

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