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Food Nutrition

Organic food offers no extra nutrition

Jul 29 2009 - 9:24pm
Organic food and nutrition

A study published today in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals that organic food offers no more nutrition than conventionally produced foods. An extensive review of literature from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine focused on the nutritional value of organic foods, comparing to conventional produce.

The study is the largest systematic review of nutrients in organic foods ever conducted. Some studies suggest that organic food is more nutritious, but now researchers find that organically and conventionally produced foods are nutritional equals.

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Monmouth County Offers Senior Nutrition Assistance

Jun 30 2009 - 2:33pm

Monmouth County Division of Social Services is ready to help local seniors who may not be able to afford a nutritionally balanced diet.

As part of the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance for Seniors (SNAS) program, the division is working to support senior citizens who live alone, who receive supplemental security income and who may need help covering their food costs.

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School Lunch Whole-Grain Claims Confusing

Jun 2 2009 - 1:53pm

While most nutrition experts agree that school lunches should include more whole-grain products, a new study from the University of Minnesota finds that food-service workers lack understanding and the resources to meet that goal.

The study, which involved school food-service directors from across Minnesota, appears in the current issue of the Journal of Child Nutrition and Management. Because they serve so many meals to children each day, school food-service directors have a major influence on students' food choices and in turn their overall health, the authors note.

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Kentucky WIC Implements New Nutrition Guidelines

Jun 1 2009 - 10:57am

The Kentucky Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program has become one of the first in the nation to implement new guidelines to improve nutritional and health standards for clients.

Effective May 1, the new guidelines alter the type or amount of food that can be purchased through WIC, in an effort to improve the nutrition and health of the nation’s low-income pregnant women, new mothers, infants and young children.

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