U.S. Public Supports Policies to Improve Nutritional Impact of Federal Nutrition Assistance Program

The December Nutrition Society Paper of the Month is from Public Health Nutrition and is entitled ‘Public support for policies to improve the nutritional impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)’.…


New Poll Shows U.S. Public Supports Continued Investment in Federal Nutrition Assistance Program

Respondents Support Incentivizing Purchase of Healthy Foods, Restricting Purchase of Sugary Drinks Boston, MA – A new poll from researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) shows that the U.S.…


Replacing milk saturated fatty acids for improved cardiovascular health: how strong is the evidence?

The November Nutrition Society Paper of the Month is ‘The impact of substituting SFA in dairy products with MUFA or PUFA on CVD risk: evidence from human intervention studies’.…


New study reveals more inspiring reasons to serve veggies at dinner

PARSIPPANY, NJ (November 14, 2012) – Parents may have some new motivations to serve their kids vegetables. A new study, funded in part by Pinnacle Foods’ Birds Eye brand and published in Public Health Nutrition, found that adding vegetables to the plate led to more positive evaluations of both the main entrée and the cook.…


Older adults who are frail more likely to be food insufficient

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A national study of older Americans shows those who have limited mobility and low physical activity – scientifically categorized as “frail” – are five times more likely to report that they often don’t have enough to eat, defined as “food insufficiency,” than older adults who were not frail.…


Exercise more beneficial on an empty stomach

Exercising before breakfast is better for you than exercising afterwards according to new research, published in British Journal of Nutrition,  by scientists at the University of Glasgow.…


Should we tax soft drinks?

Jack Winkler’s commentary on a report by Ng et al., challenges the proposal of a 10% tax on ‘sugar-sweetened beverages’ (SSB).


Longer life for those who follow nutritional guidelines

Those who follow the nutritional guidelines issued by Sweden’s National Food Agency live longer. This is shown by a new study of the diets of 17 000 Swedish men and women over a long period of time.