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The Impact of School Food Policies

Childhood obesity in the U.S. has more than tripled since the 1970s. According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1 in 5 school-age children and young people (6 to 19 years) in the United States is classified as obese. What’s more, studies show

8. Heart-Brain Healthy Habits

Our 10-day plan and sample recipes can give you a jump-start on healthy eating habits that will benefit your heart and brain. Diet is only part of the equation, however: Getting plenty of physical activity, sleeping well, and keeping your stress level down are essential, too.
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Tackle Obesity with Lifestyle Changes, Not “Diets”

A recent Stanford University study took aim at the obesity epidemic with a year-long trial comparing low-fat versus low-carbohydrate diets among more than 600 otherwise healthy overweight and obese adults. The findings of this study, published Feb. 20, 2018, in JAMA, have been widely interpreted, but one result stands out:

Eating for Your Heart

Eating for Your Heart

Eating habits play a pivotal role in promoting a healthy heart. But if you have a family history of heart disease, does healthy eating still matter? Indeed, for most people with such a family history, lifestyle makes a major difference in whether an inherited tendency actually leads to heart disease,

Late-Night Foods: Good or Bad Idea?

Late-Night Foods: Good or Bad Idea?

Is a bedtime snack as bad as we think? You might get the munchies when you’re up late working, or perhaps you had an early dinner. Regardless of the reason, experiencing hunger before bed is natural and there are misconceptions about whether late-night foods a good or bad idea. Also, the

Vitamins for Skin Health

Vitamins for Skin Health

In the never-ending quest for clear, smooth, and youthful skin, Americans spent $3 billion on skin care products in 2016. And as science and technology continue to advance, many of the most popular skin care products tout vitamins as their active ingredients. But what are the best vitamins for skin

Lose Weight With This Mindful Eating Exercise

Lose Weight With This Mindful Eating Exercise

In Part 1 of this two-part series, you learned how being distracted when you eat can lead to overeating and unhealthy habits, which may make losing weight particularly difficult. Here in Part 2, you’ll learn about a simple mindful eating exercise to bring your focus and awareness back to your

1. To Your Health

When most people hear the word “diet,” they think of weight loss, but a good diet is actually about fueling your body with everything it needs to stay strong and healthy. Food provides the building blocks for life. Your amazing body disassembles what you eat and uses it to make

A Healthier Take on Frozen Meals

After a long, hard day, sometimes the last thing you want to do is cook. For those times, a frozen meal fits the bill. But does choosing a processed frozen meal mean putting your healthy eating habits on hiatus? Not necessarily. As long as you know what to look for,

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