Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition and Dietetics

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Good nutrition is a key component in a child’s ability to grow and learn, and according to recent guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, parents and school administrators must begin to take a...

For centuries, people thought little about the link between their health and what they put into their bodies. But there has been a significant shift in recent years as most people now realize the...
energy drinks

That jolt promised by energy drinks may be delivering more than a sense of high alert. There is evidence that the prime energy-boosting ingredients caffeine and taurine can lead to abnormal heart rhythms, according to...
high blood sugar and dementia

Elevated blood sugar levels could increase a person’s risk of dementia, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Of the over 2,000 people over the age of 65 participating in the...
OxyElite-Pro

Working in conjunction with the Hawaii Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a health warning regarding a dietary supplement marketed for muscle gain and weight loss. In early...
pumpkin

If variety really is the spice of life, then eating seasonal favorites can keep culinary habits from getting stale, and this time of year it’s all about the gourd. From butternut squash to pumpkins,...
choose my plate

Most people are familiar with the “food pyramid” as a tool for combining foods for proper nutrition. Recently the federal government shifted the food pyramid to the “choose my plate” campaign as a way...
healthy lunch box

Packing a good lunch with items that will be enticing, tasty and consumed instead of being traded or tossed, has long been a dilemma for parents interested in nutrition. Flashy packaged on-the-go lunches are...
Supplements

Most Americans have taken a vitamin/mineral supplement or bought nutritional drink-mix powders in an effort to boost health and vitality. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a program of studies designed to...
artificial sweeteners

Professor Susan E. Swithers of Purdue University has reviewed and analyzed a variety of recent studies related to the use of diet beverages. Her work aims to address some of the confusion that exists...