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How to Upgrade Your Child's Lunchbox

August 19, 2014
While the National School Lunch Program gets loads of press, about 40 percent of elementary school kids still bring a packed lunch to school. Kristie Hubbard (a registered dietitian with a PhD and MPH) and her team out of Tufts analyzed more thanr 620 packed lunches brought by elementary school kids in Massachusetts. They found that home-packed lunches were very heavily skewed toward carby foods ...
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Child Nutrition Programs for the New School Year

August 19, 2014
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthy eating habits and a nutritious diet can help children do better in school. The federal government provides free or low-cost Child Nutrition Programs in more than 100,000 public schools, nonprofit private schools, kindergartens and preschools. These programs, provided by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and ...
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Energy Management: Taking a Page From the Military Training Book

August 13, 2014
A recent Gallup Opinion Poll surveyed Americans' confidence in 16 U.S. "institutions," which ranged from congress to small business to newspapers. Know which institution ranked the highest on the list? It was the U.S. military -- and it's not surprising that we hold the military in high esteem, given the attributes often associated with the institution: high levels of physical fitness ...
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10 Tasty, nutritious lunchbox snacks

August 13, 2014
Get inspired to snackIt's not always easy coming up with interesting ideas for work sna...
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Grain Wants To Be The Uber For Healthy Food In Singapore’s CBD Area!

August 12, 2014
Grain, the company we wrote back in May which started as a subscription based healthy food service, has just relaunched as an on-demand service allowing anyone to order directly from their website instead. What does this mean? This means that now when you feel like eating a delicious healthy lunch, you can hop onto their website, choose from the ever-changing daily menu and one of Grain’s ...
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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: J. M. Smucker, PepsiCo, Snyder's-Lance, Mondelez International and 3D Systems

August 11, 2014
The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: J. M. Smucker, PepsiCo, Snyder's-Lance, Mondelez International and 3D Systems
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J.M. Smucker to Expand Snacks Business, Acquires Sahale

August 08, 2014
Food manufacturer The J. M. Smucker Company (SJM) is on track to expand its snacks portfolio. It recently signed a definitive agreement to acquire Seattle, WA-based Sahale Snacks, Inc. for an undisclosed ...
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Sneaky Ways to Get More Veggies Every Day

August 07, 2014
While it may be easier to buy canned purees, it's tastier to make your own, which requires a blender or food processor. Still, not every vegetable is available year round for pureeing, so getting items like pumpkin puree in a can are just fine. Adding these veggies to juices and soups will usually entail blending or pureeing, but when you add them to sauces or pasta dishes, you'll want to chop ...
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Tasty, Healthy Ways to Use Raw Cacao

August 05, 2014
Yes, raw cacao is the latest player in chocolate-fad land, hailed by many as a nutritionally magical superfood. Indeed, raw cacao -- which hasn't been processed or roasted -- is considered a healthier option than your standard Hershey's bar. Since raw cacao is not processed, it retains important vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium and iron, which are largely lost during processing. One ...
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Centennial Medical Center's Healthy Hometown / 10 Year Anniversary Exceeded Expectations

August 05, 2014
FRISCO, Texas, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Between 5,000-6,000 residents attended Centennial Medical Center's 7th annual Healthy Hometown festival and 10th Anniversary on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Centennial Medical Center backpacks were distributed to all of the school-aged children and the kids filled them with school supplies gathered from various vendors such as Pro Martial Arts ...
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Is the government waging war on school bake sales?

August 04, 2014
The cherished bake sale will return to school gymnasiums and classrooms this school year, contrary to various reports.
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Handbag horrors: the handbag snacks that make you fat

July 31, 2014
If you were to delve into your handbag right now, would you find a snack lurking in there? Although snacks aren’t necessarily bad for us, we’re often not choosing the right kinds of snacks. We’re also not choosing the right portion sizes. To help you quit your bad-snacking habits, avoid these snacking mistakes:
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Healthy Snacks for When You Feel Hangry

July 29, 2014
You are likely hangry, which is a catchy little combo of "hungry" and "angry." Instead of sitting there stewing or falling victim to vending machine temptations, try a healthy snack that fills you up and boosts your energy. Keri Gans, a dietitian, Eat + Run blogger and author of "The Small Change Diet," suggests KIND Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt bar. Throw your favorite combination of nuts ...
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Kids’ packed lunches often fall short of dietary guidelines

July 28, 2014
By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Packed lunches that children bring from home are often missing the vegetables, milk and other healthy items recommended by dietary guidelines, says a new study. “Most of the foods we saw were pre-packaged salty snack foods and sugary desserts - we saw much less fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy,” lead author Kristie Hubbard told Reuters Health in ...
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7 strange sin free snacks

July 28, 2014
Snacking doesn’t have to be sinful, and today we’re going to show you why. We’ve rounded up 7 low calorie snacks that will keep your hunger at bay throughout the day and boost your health.
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Let Them Eat Cake: States Battle Nutrition Standards to Defend the All-American Bake Sale

July 27, 2014
At least that’s what the USDA envisioned when the department came up with the “Smart Snacks in Scho