News tagged with healthy choices

US replaces food pyramid with 'healthy plate'

The US government on Thursday ditched its two-decade old "pyramid" model for healthy eating and introduced a new plate symbol half-filled with fruits and vegetables to urge better eating habits.

Jun 02, 2011
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Urban poor plagued by 'burdens of place'

Most of America's urban cores were designed for walking but offer little in the way of supermarkets, healthy restaurants and other amenities for residents to walk to, according to a study led by a Michigan ...

Aug 09, 2012
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Eating healthier means living longer

The leading causes of death have shifted from infectious diseases to chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. These illnesses may be affected by diet. In a study published in the January ...

Dec 22, 2010
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Sebelius stumps for anti-childhood obesity plan

(AP) -- The Obama administration is calling on mayors to help in the fight against childhood obesity because the effort won't work if communities don't engage in it, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius ...

Jun 12, 2010
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Study: Long hours affect what family eats at home

(PhysOrg.com) -- Irregular work schedules, long hours, job dissatisfaction and other such working conditions of parents in low-income families significantly impact family food choices, according to a new Cornell study.

Sep 14, 2009
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Expert: Aging boomers may increase care burden on families

(PhysOrg.com) -- As the U.S. Congress debates legislation on a health care system overhaul, one Penn State health expert sees an unavoidable crisis on the horizon. Chris Calkins, director of outreach health initiatives for ...

Jan 14, 2010
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