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Mom and pop grocery shops get fresh help in the name of nutrition

Luz Arango at her corner market in Los Angeles. Photo: Marina Quinonez-Reda When Luz Arango was thinking of ways to refresh Lupita’s Corner Market, the shop her mother opened in 1993, the plans involved mostly painting, tidying up and rearranging. “Most of our energy had always gone into the everyday …

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Life on the ranch is all about food and nutrition

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Now that I’m living on a ranch, I’ve realized something. It’s all about nutrition! Yesterday, I walked my horse into the barn to feed him some extra nourishment for these colder days. There to greet us were seven hungry barn cats … anxious for their breakfast …

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How to read the new nutrition facts label

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The Food and Drug Administration has updated the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods and beverages to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases. Manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual sales were required to switch to the new label …

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Supermarkets and child nutrition in Africa

Malnourished: Malnutrition is a widespread problem in Africa. Credit: E M Meemken Malnourished: Malnutrition is a widespread problem in Africa. Credit: E M Meemken Hunger and undernutrition are still widespread problems in Africa. At the same time, overweight, obesity, and related chronic diseases are also on the rise. Recent research …

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Good for the soul but lack nutrition

Andra S. Opalinski, Ph.D., lead author and an assistant professor in FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. Credit: Florida Atlantic University Childhood obesity affects about 13.7 million children and adolescents in the United States and has been increasing for more than four decades. It is a serious problem that …

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Depression linked to nutrition in middle-aged and older Canadians

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Your diet can put you at risk of depression, according to a new study. The study also found that the likelihood of depression is higher among middle-aged and older women who were immigrants to Canada when compared to Canadian-born women. “Lower intakes of fruits and vegetables …

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Quinn on Nutrition: Coffee and tea questions

Credit: CC0 Public Domain “Greetings from Canada,” a reader from Ontario wrote. He then politely corrected me on a grammatical error he found in a recent column published in the Toronto Star. In the article, I described how “vitamin C stimulates the formation of antibodies that bind up dangerous toxins …

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Quinn on Nutrition: Mediterranean cooking class

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Her opening statement caught our attention: “We start with a glass of wine…and then we start the lesson.” With that, Chef Anna and her assistant proceeded with our cooking (and wine-tasting) class at the historic Villa Casagrande in the Tuscany region of Italy. “We started making …

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