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Nutriton News: The IINsider's Digest

October 21, 2011

Did you hear the latest nutrition news? If you missed it, don't worry! We collected the hottest topics right here in one place for you to easily digest! 


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Bon Jovi in his own words,
bringing Soul to those in need
Today
On the eve of the opening of Jon Bon Jovi's new community restaurant, Soul Kitchen in Red Bank, N.J., the Today Show talks with the singer about his new project. Bon Jovi created a place where people can come and eat fresh, often organic and locally sourced food, regardless of whether they can pay. Read more.

nutrition labelNutrition labels need Energy Star-like ratings;
panel urges
 
CBS News
 Nutrition labels aren't doing enough to let consumers know what's healthy. So says the Institute of Medicine, which on Thursday issued a report urging the FDA to adopt a labeling system similar to the "Energy Star" system that helps consumers choose washing machines and other appliances. Read more.

Dairy's weight-loss claims removed from website 
Green Bay Press Gazette
The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board has retreated from claims that consuming dairy products could aid weight loss after some experts discredited those statements. Read more.

kid gardenGardening: Little green fingers
NZ Herald
There are many, many programmes available in and out of schools designed to get your kids excited about gardening, and spring school holidays are a great time to get them started. Programmes like Garden to Table are proven internationally to get kids involved and engaged in the food they eat and where it comes from. Read more.

So your kid's a vegetarian - they'll live
CNN Eatocracy
Niki Gianni was 11 or 12 when she found a video on YouTube called "Meet Your Meat." Saddened and disgusted by the footage from a slaughterhouse, the Chicago girl announced she was no longer going to eat meat. Her parents were less than thrilled. Read more.

Group Hits General Mills on Fruit Snack Nutrition
ABC News
A nonprofit nutrition and health watchdog group and a California mother are at the center of a complaint that alleges General Mills misled consumers about the nutritional and health qualities of its fruit snacks including Fruit Roll-Ups and Fruit by the Foot. Read more.

Pesticides Are Good for You
Big Food's Co-optation of Nutrition Professionals
Food Safety News Opinion
BY Michele Simon 
For years now, I have been hearing about the food industry's influence on the annual conference of the American Dietetic Association -- the nation's largest gathering of nutrition professionals--with some 7,000 registered dietitians in attendance. Last month, I witnessed it for myself and discovered the corporate takeover by Big Food was worse than I even imagined. Read more.

potatoeWhen did potatoes become unpopular?
BBC
This week, the US Congress foiled plans to limit the amount of potatoes served in school lunches. Rules proposed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) stated that potatoes, along with other starchy vegetables like corn, peas, and lima beans, could be served in school cafeterias only twice a week. Read more.

CDC: Americans consume too much sodium
USA Today
Most Americans consume too much sodium, and new strategies and stronger efforts are needed to reduce the amount of dietary salt, according to a new study by federal government researchers. Read more.

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