NCCOR publishes white paper to complement Healthy Eating Index photo series

January 22, 2015

By visualizing the quality of the American diet and exploring findings from the Healthy-Eating Index-2010 (HEI-2010), researchers and the public can both benefit, according to a new white paper. “Visualizing Diet Quality at Multiple Levels of the Food Stream” uses HEI-2010 – a scoring metric developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and National […]

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New video, infographics, and photos highlight deficiencies in the current U.S. food supply

November 10, 2014

The dietary recommendations for eating healthy have not changed much in the past few decades—eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and cut back on calories, sugar, and fat. However, it might not be possible for everyone to eat this way even if they tried. A new study, published in the November issue of the […]

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NCCOR’s Healthy Eating Index project highlighted at public forum on dietary guidelines

June 13, 2013

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) is holding its first of five public meetings today and Friday (June 13-14) on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Md. The Committee’s recommendations and rationale will serve as a basis for the eighth edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. On Friday morning, National Collaborative on Childhood […]

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Do fast food restaurants fall short on their health claims?

May 22, 2013

By Christopher Wanjek Fast food restaurants are serving healthier options, although only marginally so, according to a study published last week in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. You may have known that changes were afoot in the fast food restaurants most vilified by doctors for serving unhealthy fare. McDonald’s, Burger King and others now offer salad, […]

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New NCCOR project translates research into applications for the Healthy Eating Index

April 25, 2013

In April, NCCOR launched a series of new communication tools and technologies that translate and disseminate research applications of the Healthy Eating Index (HEI) for researchers, practitioners, and decision makers and ultimately highlight changes needed to enable healthier food choices for all Americans. The HEI is a tool designed to measure diet quality—that is, how […]

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Fast-food menu offerings vary in dietary quality, but are consistently poor

January 22, 2013

By analyzing the food menus from the top fast-food restaurant chains in America, new research published in the journal Public Health Nutrition shows that these restaurants do not offer many menu items that meet dietary guidelines for healthy eating. Even those menu items that were part of the kid’s menu or marketed specifically as healthy, […]

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