- Feeding the masses. How can we produce more food with the space and resources we have? As our population continues to grow, this is going to become an important question. Technology and changing agricultural practices will help but the authors also note that we need to eat less meat and waste less food.
- Education may be the key to getting children to choose to eat more vegetables. Preschool children who were taught about the importance of dietary variety, the different food categories, how digestion works, and the role of nutrients, voluntarily doubled their intake of vegetables!
- Looking for a good beach read? Check out two foodie book recommendations from Marion Nestle.
- Check out the simple explanation of why high glycemic index foods may trigger cravings and excessive caloric intakes. The article also explains how these foods act on your brain and can be addictive.
- Food prices are increasing, especially for fruits and vegetables. The price of meats, fats and dairy increased but less than for fruits and veggies; sugar and sweets saw the least growth. These trends do not bode well for diet quality and overall health in the future!
- Catch your ZZZZs for a healthier heart! If you have quit smoking, limited your alcohol, are eating better and being active, there might still be an important piece of the heart disease-puzzle missing – SLEEP! When people followed the above four heart healthy practice AND got 7+ hours of sleep per night, they reduced their risk of CVD by 16% more than without adequate sleep.