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Nutrition for the School Year and Beyond

We are nearing the end of summer, and the school year has either already started or is rapidly approaching. If you’re a parent, you might wonder if your child is getting the proper nutrition to stay focused and excel in the classroom. Two opportunities to support your child’s emotional and dietary health are providing a...

August 18, 2017August 18, 2017by
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Almond Sweet Potato Toast

Enjoy this new take on breakfast toast — a colorful way to start the day. This sponsored recipe is brought by the Almond Board of California as part of Food & Nutrition‘s Recipe Roundup program. Click for more recipes. Almond Sweet Potato Toast Recipe by Karman Meyer, RDN, LDN Ingredients 2 (124 grams) lengthwise slices sweet potato, ¼-inch...

August 18, 2017August 18, 2017by
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Gun Sellers Join Forces To Curb Suicide-By-Firearm, Rampant In Rural Areas

John Yule, 53, manages Wildlife Sport Outfitters, a hunting and fishing supplies store on the edge of Manchester, N.H., and is “deeply involved in the Second Amendment community.” But six years ago, while listening to a public radio story, Yule heard about a way he could tackle a familiar problem — the high rates of...

August 18, 2017August 18, 2017by
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Often Missing In The Health Care Debate: Women’s Voices

Women, in particular, have a lot at stake in the fight over the future of health care. Not only do many depend on insurance coverage for maternity care and contraception, they are struck more often by such diseases as autoimmune conditions, osteoporosis, breast cancer and depression. They are more likely to be poor and depend...

August 18, 2017August 18, 2017by
Comparing Pollutant Levels Between Different Diets
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Comparing Pollutant Levels Between Different Diets

The results of the CHAMACOS (Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas) study were published recently. This study of a California birth cohort investigated the relationship between exposure to flame retardant chemical pollutants in pregnancy and childhood, and subsequent neurobehavioral development. Why California? Because California children’s exposures to these endocrine disruptors...

August 18, 2017August 18, 2017by
Cumberland Farms chicken Caesar salad recalled for allergen
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Cumberland Farms chicken Caesar salad recalled for allergen

Missa Bay LLC of Swedesboro, NJ, has recalled 1,719 pounds of chicken Caesar salad products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The product contains wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label as required by federal law. The chicken Caesar...

August 17, 2017August 17, 2017by
Bistro Beet Burgers, Vegan Vidaloo, Vegan Ceviche
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Bistro Beet Burgers, Vegan Vidaloo, Vegan Ceviche

Get a jumpstart on the semester with these straight-A “back to school” ready meals. Whether the kids are starting a new school year… OR you’re ready to fall back into a healthy routine… This meal plan is your syllabus!  Enchilada’d Potatoes Bistro Beet Burgers (voted #1 favorite burger)  BBQ “Bacon” Grits Summer Quinoa Salad Vegan...

August 17, 2017August 17, 2017by
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Rosemary Farro with Maple-Balsamic Roasted Grapes and Shallots

Everyone could benefit from eating more whole grains, and I have a pantry full of them! Farro is one of my favorite whole grains, along with quinoa and barley. I love the nutty flavor and chewy texture of farro and its versatility in the kitchen. I have made farro as a base for Buddha bowls...

August 17, 2017August 17, 2017by
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Fate Of San Francisco’s Ban On Flavored Tobacco Products Is Now Up To Voters

A coalition of local business owners financed by the tobacco industry has blocked San Francisco’s new ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored tobacco products until voters decide whether to uphold or overturn it. The ban, adopted unanimously by the Board of Supervisors in June, would have kicked in next year. But the city’s Office of...

August 17, 2017August 17, 2017by