nutritional value: National Nutrition Week: Eating healthy food should be your priority

Nutrition is the most important component of a healthy and balanced diet, which plays a key role in development, growth and protection against diseases in the long run. In India, National Nutrition week (NNW) is observed from September 1 to September 7 every year since 1982 to create awareness among people about the importance of nutrition on the person’s health and overall well-being. The theme of National Nutrition Week 2021 is ‘Feeding right from the start’ which focuses on the importance of nutrition and healthy diet. Eating a balanced diet is important for good health and wellbeing. A right proportion
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Mindful Eating Practices For Children: 5 Tips To Inhibit Healthy Food Habit In Kids

We all can relate to the struggle of making a child eat those greens on their plates. Running behind your kid with a bowlful of meal can a real struggle at times. But giving up on this struggle is never an option. In fact, it is of utmost importance to get a child into healthy eating habit for overall growth. “Helping your children develop their own mindfulness practice can be very beneficial and these skills can be applied to many areas of life,” read a report published on the official website of Michigan State University. It further stated, “Mindfulness can

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Tips to Stop Emotional Eating

Actress Rebel Wilson, 41, recently opened up on Instagram about her struggles with emotional eating, sharing with her followers a photo from “when I was at my most unhealthiest—being overweight and indulging way too much with junk food. Using food to numb my emotions.” This followed the passing of her father, who died of a heart attack.

She shared that “it was such a sad time” and that she was “in so much pain.” However, she wrote that she looks back and is so proud of what she has become and achieved today, sharing that her goal with the

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Cooking with kids promotes healthy eating habits


Getting kids to form healthy eating habits is no easy task. But why? Have you ever wondered what causes kids (and some adults) to turn up their noses when served leafy greens? Science says it could have a lot to do with how people are taught to nourish themselves as kids.

One study from the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that young adults with strong cooking skills are more inclined to eat healthily as an adult. According to the study, having confidence in the kitchen “led to fewer fast-food meals, more meals as a family and

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Eating healthy on a budget: 10 bargain foods

There is a perception that eating healthy is an expensive proposition. While certain healthy food options do cost more than processed varieties, and other barriers exist in accessing healthy foods, such as food deserts and limited selection in certain groceries, the reality is that eating healthy is cheaper and easier than most people think.

On this theme, we have composed what we consider to be the top 10 entries for “bargain foods.” Bargain foods are defined by three parameters: health value, cost, and accessibility. Foods that are rated highly in all three categories are considered bargain foods. Below is the

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[email protected]: Kids are eating mostly junk food | Gut health and age reversal

If you think your kids are eating mostly junk food, a new study finds you’re right

A new study reveals that two-thirds—or 67%—of calories consumed by children and adolescents in 2018 came from ultra-processed foods, a jump from 61% in 1999 “This is particularly worrisome for children and adolescents because they are at a critical life stage to form dietary habits that can persist into adulthood,” Fang Fang Zhang, the study’s senior author and a nutrition and cancer epidemiologist at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and policy told NPR. “A diet high in ultra-processed foods may negatively

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TikToker Claims to Have Lost 25 Pounds Eating ‘Junk’ Food in Japan

A TikToker who compared American and Japanese food in a wildly viral video touched off an online debate about eating habits in the two nations.

The TikTok, courtesy of Samantha “Sunnie” Cherie, who operates the @trashbuns account, has attracted more than 1.6 million videos since being posted to the platform on Friday.

The video was captioned, “Literally are [sic] JUNK for at least 2 meals a day In japan and lost POUNDS,” and the on-screen text played during the short video says even more.

In the short video, the TikToker nods while wearing sunglasses to Bfb Da Packman’s “Ocean Prime,”

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What Is Healthy Eating Without Cultural Foods?

Healthy eating is sometimes seen as a necessary evil.

On one hand, it’s essential to good health, but on the other, it’s suggestive of restriction and self-denial steeped in Eurocentrism.

Even in the Caribbean, where I’m from, many nutrition programs are modeled on the American food pyramid, which then implies what healthy eating looks like to the local communities.

However, nutrition and healthy eating are not a one-size-fits-all dietary prescription. Traditional meals and food culture deserve a seat at the table too.

In this article, I’ll explain why cultural foods are integral to healthy eating.

Cultural foods — also called

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Evaluating peers’ food choices may improve healthy eating habits among young adolescents

According to the World Health Organization, over 340 million children and adolescents (aged 5 to 10 years old) were classified as overweight or obese in 2016, a statistic that has risen from 14% since 1975. Childhood obesity is associated with a wide range of severe health complications and an increased risk of premature onset of illnesses, including diabetes and heart disease. Without intervention, children and young adolescents classified as obese are likely to remain so throughout adolescence and adulthood.

A new study conducted in the United Arab Emirates investigates whether asking early adolescents to evaluate the food choices of peers

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