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New study confirms American children and teens are consuming significantly less sugary drinks
According to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, the share of children and adolescents consuming sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and the calories they consume from SSBs declined significantly between 2003 and 2014. (2019-11-21)
Using controlled environment food production to solve food shortages
Before land and labor shortages prompted by the Industrial Revolution forced food production to move away from cities, agriculture was central to urban environments and their planning. (2019-11-21)
Steep energy bills can lead families into poverty, nationwide study shows
While it makes sense that families living below the poverty line have a difficult time covering their energy bills, new University of Wisconsin Oshkosh research shows the reverse to be true as well ... high energy bills can lead a household into poverty. (2019-11-18)
When reporting climate-driven human migration, place matters
Location matters when talking about how climate might or might not be driving migration from Central America. (2019-11-13)
Study: After trade deal, unhealthy foods flowed into Central America, Dominican Republic
The study analyzes the availability of non-nutritious food in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic in the years after the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) was signed between those countries and the US, going into effect in 2006. (2019-11-13)
Knowledge of the origin of the food makes it taste better
Food we are familiar with tastes the best, but if we know where the food comes from and how it is made, it actually gets better, even if we don't think the taste is spot on. (2019-11-12)
Social media alternative facts on food allergies can negatively impact medical decisions
Social media misinformation has a negative impact on medical decisions made by people with food allergies. (2019-11-08)
Breaking news on oral food challenges
Two medically challenging cases being presented at the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting contain new information on the benefits of oral food challenges when diagnosing food allergies. (2019-11-08)
Polyamide kitchen utensils: Keep contact with hot food as brief as possible
Cooking spoons, spatulas or whisks: polyamide (PA) kitchen utensils provide valuable baking, roasting and cooking assistance. (2019-11-06)
How sweet it isn't: Diminished taste function affects cancer patients' food intake
In a review of 11 studies 'that psychophysically measured taste and smell function and assessed some aspect of food behavior,' a University of Massachusetts Amherst sensory scientist found a reduced taste function, particularly for sweet flavors, among people with cancer. (2019-11-06)
NIH researchers estimate 17% of food-allergic children have sesame allergy
Investigators at the National Institutes of Health have found that sesame allergy is common among children with other food allergies, occurring in an estimated 17% of this population. (2019-11-04)
Food waste in tourism is a bigger issue than previously thought
There are major gaps in how food waste in tourism is understood and calculated, according to researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Southern California. (2019-11-01)
Non-GM produce earns 'halo effect' under new labeling laws
Consumers were more willing to buy unlabeled produce after being shown food tagged as ''genetically modified'' in a new Cornell University study that comes two months before a new federal law, requiring genetically modified organism disclosure labels on food products, goes into effect. (2019-10-31)
Fishery in Lake Shinji, Japan, collapsed 1 year after neonicotinoid use
Neonicotinoid pesticide use may have caused the abrupt collapse of two commercial fisheries on Lake Shinji, Japan, in 1993, according to a new study. (2019-10-31)
Racial discrimination linked to suicidal thoughts in African American men
Suicide deaths among African American men have risen dramatically during the last 20 years, and racial discrimination may be a contributing factor in many cases, say University of Michigan researchers. (2019-10-30)
Scientists warn of new health threat caused by global warming
We know global warming will affect food production, but Australian researchers believe it is also likely to increase illnesses caused by undernutrition, due to the effects of heat exposure. (2019-10-29)
Research brief: Nutritious foods have lower environmental impact than unhealthy foods
Widespread adaptation of healthier diets would markedly reduce the environmental impact of agriculture and food production. (2019-10-28)
Food markets near Ethiopia's poor provide fewer choices at high price, impacting child health
The rural poor in Ethiopia tend to live near lower-quality markets that sell fewer food groups at high prices, adversely impacting the health of children in these communities, a new study from researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has found. (2019-10-24)
Health in old age is a lifelong affair
Reduced food intake in old mice can no longer improve health. (2019-10-23)
New study reveals that crabs can solve and remember their way around a maze
A new Swansea University study has revealed how common shore crabs can navigate their way around a complex maze and can even remember the route in order to find food. (2019-10-22)
SNAP provides a model for ensuring a right to food
Alleviating food insecurity is often seen as one of the fundamental roles a country should fulfill. (2019-10-18)
Limiting mealtimes may increase your motivation for exercise
Limiting access to food in mice increases levels of the hormone, ghrelin, which may also increase motivation to exercise, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. (2019-10-18)
Bad break-ups may not trigger weight gain from emotional eating
That pint of ice cream after a nasty breakup may not do as much damage as you think. (2019-10-17)
New report says accelerating global agricultural productivity growth is critical
The 2019 Global Agricultural Productivity Report, released today by Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, shows agricultural productivity growth -- increasing output of crops and livestock with existing or fewer inputs -- is growing globally at an average annual rate of 1.63%. (2019-10-15)
Food insecure Canadian households may have trouble affording prescription medication
Food insecurity is linked to higher disease rates but not much is known about the reasons for this. (2019-10-11)
Global model reveals a future without nature's crucial contributions to humanity
A new model that captures nature's contributions to human wellbeing and compares them to peoples' future needs shows that, within the next thirty years, as many five billion people could face water and food insecurity -- particularly in Africa and South Asia. (2019-10-10)
People who eat more meals at home have lower levels of harmful PFAS in their bodies
Preparing meals at home can reduce your exposure to harmful PFAS chemicals that are commonly found in take-out and fast food packaging, suggests a new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. (2019-10-09)
Calories in popular UK restaurant chain dishes can be 'shockingly high' warn experts
The calorie content of popular starters, sides and desserts served in UK restaurant chains is too high and only a minority meet public health recommendations, finds a University of Liverpool study published in BMJ Open. (2019-10-09)
Social determinant screening useful for families with pediatric sickle cell disease
Individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD) face the burdens of chronic illness and often racial disparities, both of which may increase vulnerability to adverse social determinants of health (SDoH). (2019-10-09)
Craving junk food after a sleepless night?
When you're sleep deprived, you reach for doughnuts and pizza. (2019-10-08)
Dog owners often inaccurately measure out kibble, study finds
New University of Guelph research finds dog owners are often inaccurate when measuring out kibble using a scoop, putting the dogs at risk of under-nourishment or weight gain. (2019-10-07)
People eat more when dining with friends and family -- Study
People eat more with friends and family than when dining alone -- a possible throwback to our early ancestors' approach to survival, according to a new study. (2019-10-04)
Food insecurity in young adults raises risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma
A paradox of food insecurity in wealthy countries is its association with excess weight. (2019-10-01)
Estimating calorie content not clear-cut for all -- Otago study
We make food decisions several times a day - from what time we eat to how much - but a new University of Otago, New Zealand, study has found we are not very good at judging the energy-density of what we consume. (2019-10-01)
How common is food insecurity among Medicare enrollees? 
Nearly 1 in 10 Medicare enrollees age 65 and over and 4 in 10 enrollees younger than 65 with long-term disabilities experience food insecurity. (2019-09-30)
RUDN University chemists obtained new material for antibacterial food coatings
RUDN University chemists have developed a simple and convenient method for producing derivatives of the natural polymer chitosan. (2019-09-30)
New tool provides critical information for addressing the global water crisis
There has been a critical gap in the ability to identify which households experience issues with reliably accessing safe water in sufficient quantities for all household uses, from drinking and cooking to bathing and cleaning -- until now. (2019-09-30)
Study suggests French ban on food additive may be premature
Michigan State University and University of Nebraska Medical Center researchers are refuting an earlier French government-funded study that claims titanium dioxide, a common food additive used worldwide, causes digestive inflammation and lesions in rats. (2019-09-26)
Kids in poor, urban schools learn just as much as others
Schools serving disadvantaged and minority children teach as much to their students as those serving more advantaged kids, according to a new nationwide study. (2019-09-25)
Experts focus on food insecurity and its far-reaching consequences, particularly in vulnerable populations
Food insecurity is a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life, according to the US Department of Agriculture. (2019-09-25)
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