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Healthy food movement gaining steam with food trust funding


For millions of Americans, geography might be the biggest barrier to a healthy diet.

Massachusetts is one of a growing number of states where advocates are pushing state legislatures to create easier access to healthy, affordable options in “food deserts” — which the Department of Agriculture […]

American Heart Association, Aramark launch diet improvement program


The American Heart Association and Aramark are launching a new program in  Philadelphia, Chicago and Houston as part of their Healthy for Life 20 By 20 initiative to improve the diet and health of millions of Americans by 20 percent by the year 2020.

The 12-week […]

Comforting cocoa can fight off the cold


A rich, warm chocolaty cup of cocoa should warm your heart, not hurt it.

For those who want a comforting and steaming drink to help fend off the end of winter, this recipe offers a luxurious cup of hot chocolate with a consistency similar to heavy […]

Giving healthy food a French twist

Foods low in sodium, added sugars and saturated fat have often been labelled as bland, but that stereotypical judgment is baseless.

It’s all in how the food is prepared.

Olivier Berté, a chef who owns Les Coulisses du Chef – a cooking school in Paris, said the key to cooking delicious, […]

Foundation releases nationwide county health rankings

The latest county-by-county ranking of the nation’s health is a “revealing snapshot of where we live, learn, work and play,” according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, which released the report Wednesday.

The County Health Rankings report measures factors like high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, […]

Weight of the Nation report shares obesity-fighting strategies

The United States had made progress in preventing and controlling obesity through new strategies for healthcare providers, medical institutions, patients and communities, according to a report summarizing the most recent Weight of the Nation conference, published in the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics.

The Centers for Disease Control and […]

Heart healthy Thanksgiving travel tips

According to AAA, an estimated 43 million Americans will be traveling over 50 miles from home to arrive to their holiday destination this year. You can bet that the taste of hot turkey, mouth-watering mashed potatoes, and fresh pumpkin pie will be on their minds!
 So how do you make […]