According to a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, putting all of one’s eggs in either the exercise basket or the nutrition basket cannot protect you from chronic diseases. An effective longevity routine needs to include a balance of both.
An international team of researchers sourced data from 350,000 individuals from the U.K. Biobank, a massive database of health information on British citizens, which medical professionals rely on for these sorts of sweeping analyses. They began the study a decade ago, when the median age was 57, and the participants were all free from “cardiovascular disease, cancer or chronic pain.”
The researchers set rubrics for diet quality and level of activity. For instance, as The New York Times pointed out, the best diets included “over four cups of fruit and vegetables per day, two or more servings of fish per week, less
Washington, June 29, 2022 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors yesterday approved a US$500 million loan to bolster Egypt’s efforts to ensure that poor and vulnerable households have uninterrupted access to bread, to strengthen Egypt’s resilience to food crises and to support reforms in food security policies, including to improve nutritional outcomes.
The Emergency Food Security and Resilience Support Project will help cushion the impact of the war in Ukraine on food and nutrition security in Egypt. The Russian Federation and Ukraine are the world’s largest wheat exporters, and the war has driven up prices and created nutritional shortfalls, particularly for people who rely on bread for their daily nutritional needs. Bread is a staple in Egypt and this new project links wheat imports to direct assistance to the poor and vulnerable population through Egypt’s Bread Subsidy Program.
“This project supports the government’s strong commitment to ensuring that
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By Gina Cousineau
As a nutrition expert and trained chef, you might think I am outside of my scope of practice when I tell you my goal is to save my clients’ lives, not only one plate at a time, but also through teaching them how to advocate for their health.
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OSWEGO COUNTY – The Oswego County Office for the Aging (OFA) received a supply of farmers’ market coupon booklets and is working on distributing them to eligible seniors around the county in July.
The coupons may only be used to buy locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables from participating farmers and farmers’ markets. They are not redeemable in supermarkets. The value of each booklet is $25.
OFA staff will distribute the booklets at the following sites:
Saturday, July 16 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Fulton Farmers’ Market in the Canal Landing parking lot near the Dollar General, just off NYS Rte. 481, Fulton.
Monday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cayuga Community College, 11 River Glen Dr., Fulton. This is a drive-up event only; walk-ups are strictly prohibited. All participants must remain in their vehicles and staff will approach cars to distribute the
SALISBURY – The Keep Kids Fed Act worked its way through Congress with bipartisan support and was signed into law, but the impact of the bill signed by President Joe Biden last month will not feed any more students in Rowan-Salisbury Schools for free.
RSS has 10 schools that qualify for free meals for all students and the district has adopted universal free breakfast as well, but the federal waivers that allowed every student in the district to eat free have lapsed and there is no indication that policy will be coming back.
“It is limited,” RSS Nutrition Director Lisa Altmann said, noting some states are looking for the money to continue free meals in their public schools.
When asked if the law would extend meals to any more kids in the district than pre-pandemic, Altmann gave a resounding “no.” She has advocated for universal meals as part of a
PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) – As food prices continue to increase, Mississippians over 60 years old can connect to services that provide socialization, nutrition and contribute to the overall health and well-being of older individuals.
Home-delivered meals are meals provided to eligible homebound persons in their homes.
Congregate meals are served in community settings such as senior centers, churches or senior housing communities. Meal sites offer an opportunity to meet friends and engage in social activities while having a nutritious meal.
This article is part of State of Health, a series about how Michigan communities are rising to address health challenges. It is made possible with funding from theMichigan Health Endowment Fund.
A Wayne State University (WSU) community-based program for kids on the autism spectrum is taking off. PLANE, short for Physical Literacy and Nutrition Education, offers adaptive strategies to get kids moving, as well as a nutrition curriculum that shares ways to introduce kids to healthier foods.
Dr. Leah Ketcheson, assistant professor and program coordinator of WSU’s Health and Physical Education Teaching program, proposed the idea for PLANE through her 2016 doctoral thesis after teaching adaptive physical education in the Detroit Public School Community School District from 2007 to 2010. Ketcheson saw a need for extracurricular health programming among students with autism. Dr. Leah Ketcheson. “The classrooms of children with autism were the most intriguing but
by Jordan W. Jones, Saied Toossi, and Leslie Hodges
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers 15 domestic food and nutrition assistance programs that together affect the lives of millions of people and account for roughly two-thirds of USDA’s annual budget. In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, USDA launched additional temporary programs and implemented numerous policy changes that expanded the scope and coverage of existing programs. Together, these initiatives contributed to higher spending on food and nutrition assistance programs in fiscal year (FY) 2021 (October 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021), which amounted to a historical high of $182.5 billion. This report uses preliminary data from USDA, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to examine program trends and policy changes in USDA’s largest U.S. food and nutrition assistance programs through FY 2021.
Errata: On July 14, 2022, the report summary title was updated to
The COVID-19 pandemic shocked the world affecting organizations and institutions that supported the delivery of nutrition programs at all levels. To timely respond to the needs of the nutrition community, the Agile Core Team for Nutrition
Monitoring (ACT-NM) group, a collaboration amongst UNICEF, USAID, WHO and USAID Advancing Nutrition, developed an analytical framework for exploring pathways for the impact of COVD-19 pandemic on key nutrition outcomes.
The comprehensive analytical framework encompasses the six maternal, infant and young children nutrition targets endorsed by WHA, the outcomes monitored towards the elimination of malnutrition in all its forms, one of the Sustainable Development Goals
Linking the overarching categories of food, health, social protection, education, water, and sanitation to outcomes and impacts of COVID-19 on nutrition, the Analytical Framework the is an useful tool that allows users to construct context-specific pathways
to study the impact of COVID-19 and future shocks.