Junk Food

Junk food may harm skeletal development in the young, study finds

Eating junk food may harm young children’s skeletal development, researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered, based on a study of rodents.

A new study led by Efrat Monsonego-Ornan and Janna Zaretsky, both from the Department of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition at the university’s Faculty of Agriculture, showed that ultra-processed foods can cause reduced bone quality, which is especially harmful for young children in their developing years.

Published in the journal Bone Research, the study is the first to analyze the link between junk food and skeletal development.

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Climate change turns Kansas prairie into grasshopper-killing junk food

MANHATTAN — Ellen Welti has a Ph.D. in, essentially, grasshoppers.

And yet she was still mystified about why the number of grasshoppers in a long-protected and much-studied patch of Kansas prairie was dropping. Steadily. For 25 years.

After all, the grass that the springy bugs feast on had actually grown more robustly as it absorbed mounting levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

So why were the grasshoppers faring increasingly worse?

“We thought that this is a pretty nice habitat for grasshoppers,” she said.

The insects dwell on the Konza Long-Term Ecological Research site. Their home sat in a

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WAFER drive-thru food fair helps families in need

Wafer officials had no pre-registration required and no proof of income needed for people to get groceries

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – During tough times, families may have trouble finding healthy food, one local group is doing their part to help. Wafer Food pantry held a drive-thru food fair Saturday.

Everyone who showed up today was able to get groceries. There was no pre-registration required and no proof of income needed for those who wanted food.

With many people in our

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WWNYFort Drum cooks make healthy food options for soldiersHe says the meal plan was introduced last December and makes a soldier's health top priority. “We're trying to get after the fitness and the healthy …1 week ago

WWNYFort Drum cooks make healthy food options for soldiersHe says the meal plan was introduced last December and makes a soldier’s
health top priority. “We’re trying to get after the fitness and the
healthy …1 week ago… Read More

Food incentives are focused locally | Business

Millions of Michigan residents faced food insecurity prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and unemployment, closure of schools, amidst outbreaks in the consolidated national food production system only exacerbated this crisis.

According to newly released data, 1.2 million Michigan residents participated in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in 2020, a 6.6 percent increase over 2019.

SNAP is described as the nation’s most important hunger safety net and provides nutrition assistance to low-income families and individuals across the country. More than 76 percent of Michigan participants had a 2020 income below the poverty line.

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) was introduced last year

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