One in 6 American children faces hunger and 3 out of 4 teachers report regularly seeing hungry kids in their classrooms. In response, school meals make up a large fraction of federal food assistance. The National School Lunch Program is the second-largest federal food assistance program, serving 30.4 million children. It is complemented by the […]Continue Reading ...
Food insecurity–that is, limited access to sufficient safe and nutritious food at home–negatively impacts on the learning ability of adolescents in India, new research shows. The research team investigated inequalities in learning achievements at 12 years by examining test scores. They then looked at whether food insecurity at home at the ages of 5, 8 […]Continue Reading ...
Apr 9 2019 Today, the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research (FASTER) Act, a package of federal policy changes that will improve the health, safety and inclusion of the 32 million Americans living with food allergies, was introduced by Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA). The policy proposals in the legislation (H.R. 2117) are based on […]Continue Reading ...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is looking at a Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli outbreak that has spilled across state borders to affect people living in at least five states. Escherichia coli bacterium, E.coli, gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria, part of intestinal normal flora and causative agent of diarrhea and inflammations of different location, 3D […]Continue Reading ...
More than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced acute hunger requiring urgent food, nutrition and livelihoods assistance in 2018, according to a new report published today in Brussels. The 2019 Global Report on Food Crises, a product of the Global Network against Food Crises, was presented jointly by the European Union, the Food and […]Continue Reading ...
Mar 21 2019 Healthy food prescriptions through Medicare and Medicaid could generate substantial health gains and be highly cost-effective, according to a study published March 19 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Yujin Lee and Dariush Mozaffarian of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, Massachusetts, United States and colleagues. […]Continue Reading ...
What is food allergy testing? A food allergy is a condition that causes your immune system to treat a normally harmless type of food as if was a dangerous virus, bacteria, or other infectious agent. The immune system response to a food allergy ranges from mild rashes to abdominal pain to a life-threatening complication called […]Continue Reading ...
The affordability of healthy food is often cited as a barrier to low-income families eating nutritious meals. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that with menu planning and access to stores selling items in bulk, the average daily cost for serving healthy meals to a family of four […]Continue Reading ...
Today, as part of the Trump Administration’s Winning on Reducing Food Waste Month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the release of a federal interagency strategy to address food waste. The agencies held an event at EPA headquarters to hear […]Continue Reading ...
A preservative commonly used to increase the shelf life of food products may weaken the body’s immune defense against influenza, according to scientists from Michigan State University. Africa Studio | Shutterstock The team found that when vaccinated mice were given food containing tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ), they took three days longer to fight off the flu, compared […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) developed innovative micronutrient-rich food product for elderly people with swallowing difficulties. Visually attractive and tasty food was tested with a group of geriatric patients. The nutritional state and the health indicators of the patients improved significantly after a mere 10 days […]Continue Reading ...
If we could tell authentic from counterfeit or adulterated drugs and foods just by looking at them, we could save money and lives every year, especially in the developing world, where the problem is worst. Unfortunately, the technologies that can detect what a sample is made of are expensive, energy-intensive, and largely unavailable in regions […]Continue Reading ...
Food pantry clients are more likely to select whole grains and leafy greens when they are arranged with all ingredients needed to make a meal, reports a new study from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut. Nearly 40 million Americans face hunger, and many rely on the food […]Continue Reading ...
The good news is the new Canada’s Food Guide will save a family of four $475 annually on grocery bills, according to a new University of Guelph study. The bad news is less than a third of Canadians are regularly following the guide, the study also revealed. Conducted with Dalhousie University, the study entailed a […]Continue Reading ...
Isolating Bacterial Pathogen DNA from Food Samples Chris Moreland Isolating bacterial pathogen DNA is incredibly important in many industries and is often seen as quality assurance to make sure that the food manufactured or the ingredients used do not contain food-borne bacteria. Many states and countries also require testing for specific species, for example, Salmonella, […]Continue Reading ...
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