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.
'Push! breathe! eat!' -- snacks OK while in labour: study
Eating while in the throes of childbirth should no longer be a medical taboo, according to a study released Wednesday.
Dream Lab project offers taste of food of the future
By 2050 people the world over could be growing food on the walls of their homes and have eco-kitchens - complete with robots to provide nutritional advice.
An apple a day keeps kidney stones away
Researchers have found another reason to eat well: a healthy diet helps prevent kidney stones. Loading up on fruits, vegetables, nuts, low-fat dairy products, and whole grains, while limiting salt, red and processed meats, ...
Processed, high-fat foods linked with depression
(PhysOrg.com) -- People who eat a diet laden with processed and high-fat foods may put themselves at greater risk of depression, according to UCL (University College London) research published today.
Americans think their diet healthy, poll shows it's not
Nine in 10 Americans say their diet is healthy but only a quarter limit the amount of fat or sugar they eat, and two-thirds don't eat enough fruit and vegetables, a poll published Tuesday found.
Are Multivitamins Worth the Money?
(PhysOrg.com) -- Nowadays, there seems to be a pill for everything, and multivitamins are getting a reputation of being a quick fix for nutrition and overall healthy living. But University of Cincinnati Physicians ...
Health consciousness: Do consumers believe healthy food always tastes bad?
Why are health awareness campaigns failing to reduce skyrocketing obesity rates? According to a new study in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, consumers continue to make their eating decisions based on taste alone. ...
Breakfast is an important meal, especially for teen moms and their kids
(PhysOrg.com) -- Teen mothers who eat breakfast have healthier weights and snacking habits and may influence healthy eating habits among their children, says a recent study by obesity prevention expert Debra Haire-Joshu, ...
Appeal of well-being apps often short-lived according to Finnish study
According to a doctoral thesis by Research Scientist Kirsikka Kaipainen from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, online and mobile applications for stress management and healthy eating reach a large number of users ...
Maintaining a healthy diet during the holidays, without deprivation
We're in the season when sugary, high-calorie treats will be among the highest hurdles to maintaining healthy eating habits and proper weight management through New Year's Day. The first big hurdle: Halloween sweets.
Peer pressure can keep you healthy
Hanging out with healthy friends could be the best way to keep fit. A study of 3610 Australian women, published in BioMed Central's open access International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity found that p ...
Plan for sustainable food production and consumption part of U.N.'s 'Avoiding Future Famines' report
A United Nations report, published to coincide with World Food Day, has warned that unless there is more action to preserve the ecological foundation of the world's food system we will witness serious food shortages as the ...
Breaking down barriers to prevent childhood obesity
The US is facing many challenges in controlling the childhood obesity epidemic. Despite recent efforts and some progress, one third of US children are still overweight or obese. Yet research has shown that the road to obesity ...