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Going on a Road Trip? Get Tips for Healthy Food Options

By Suzanne Watkins, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, Samaritan Albany General Hospital 

It’s finally summer, and nothing quite says summer like a road trip. Not keen on breaking that healthy meal plan you’ve adopted? That’s ok. A road trip does not mean you have to cut corners on eating healthful foods, though it does take some planning ahead. Whether you bring your own food or are relying on food along the way, there are ways you can stay healthy and feel good during your road trip.

Bring Your Own Food

If you have time to prepare for your trip, the healthiest

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11 Healthier Fast-Food Breakfast Options

Making time for a healthy breakfast when you have a busy schedule isn’t always possible. Sometimes, you may therefore find yourself at the closest drive-through, grabbing something on your way to work.

Fast food is often thought of as unhealthy, and for good reason — most options will cost you lots of calories, saturated fat, added sugar, and sodium. Fortunately, healthier choices are available.

We researched popular fast-food restaurants to find you 11 healthier fast-food breakfast options.

If you’re looking to monitor your calorie intake, there are several options out there.

These two breakfasts are both under 300 calories. Keep

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Growing farmers market options help Humble, Kingwood residents eat healthy

Local markets

Redemption Square Farmers & Specialty Market

When: Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Generation Park, 250 Assay Street, Houston

Kingwood Farmers Market

When: Thursday 2 p.m.-6 p.m. in Standard Time, 3 p.m.-7 pm during Daylight Savings Time

Where: Town Center Park. 8 N. Main Street, Kingwood

Fall Creek Farmers’ Market

When: Sunday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: The Park at Fall Creek, 7930 Fall Creek Bend Drive, Humble

Eagle Springs Farmers’ Market

When: Tuesday 3-7 p.m.

Where: Valley Springs Clubhouse, 13555 Valley Lodge Parkway, Atascocita

The Groves Marketplace

When: Thursday 3-7 p.m.

Where: The Hearth, 11939 Madera Run Pkwy, Atascocita

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New Study Reveals Why Your Brain Chooses Junk Food Over More Nutritious Options

This study suggests that it is the speed of our cognitive processing, rather than mere willpower, that influences our food choices (via LSE). People are more likely to choose something delicious, even if it is unhealthy, because they can determine very quickly that the food item will taste good. It simply takes longer for our brains to process the fact that a food is healthy. Very often, we might start to snack on an unhealthy treat, before information about its healthfulness even has time to enter our minds.

“Our findings suggest that it is often not our fault that

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Buffalo School parents, students push for new ‘Wellness Program,’ more healthy food options

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — In a normal year, the Buffalo School District would serve around 29,000 meals a day through the Child Nutrition Program, which is mostly federally funded. Since the pandemic started, the Food Services Director, Bridget O’Brien Wood, said they have only been preparing between 10,000 to 12,000 meals a day.

“We get reimbursed for every meal we serve,” Wood said. “Because our meals have dropped significantly, we lost a lot of revenue because we don’t have the capacity to serve 29,000 kids if they are not in school.”

The school district participates in the National School Lunch

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Antimicrobial resistance and the food production environment: sources and control options

Fertilisers of faecal origin, irrigation, and water are the most significant sources of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in plant-based food and/or aquaculture. In terrestrial animal production, potential sources are feed, humans, water, air or dust, soil, wildlife, rodents, arthropods, and equipment, says EFSA.

For the first time, EFSA experts have assessed the role of food producing environments in the emergence and spread of AMR. They identified the main sources of AMR bacteria and genes, although current data do not allow quantification of the specific contribution each of them makes to this global problem.

EFSA identified the resistant bacteria and genes of

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Fruit Passion provides healthy food options to downtown visitors

LANCASTER – Anna Ruff is no stranger when it comes to new businesses in Lancaster’s downtown area. 

Ruff owns a cluster of buildings in the downtown area that house multiple businesses, including JB’s Downtown Grill and Paperback Exchange, as well as an events center in Amanda. This time, Ruff and her cousin, George Natsios, will have the chance to run their own business – Fruit Passion. 

Ruff said she wanted to give people a quick and healthy food option in a convenient location. 

“When you walk downtown, we have so many wonderful areas,” Ruff said. “I just wanted to do

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Organic sales surge as consumers look for healthy options to eat at home during the pandemic

Within organic, food and beverage sales increased 12.8% in 2020 to $56.4bn – nearly three times the 4.6% growth to $50bn in 2019 and its highest since 2008, OTA found in its 2021 Organic Industry Survey​ of nearly 200 companies conducted by the Nutrition Business Journal and released today.

The uptick in organic sales mirrors that of overall food and beverage retail sales, which the report found grew twice as fast in 2020 at 4.9% compared to 2.6% in 2019 to reach $1.4 trillion last year. This also reflects the shift in food consumption to the home during the

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New community gardens in Durham aimed to improve accessibility to healthy food options :: WRAL.com

— A community effort in Durham is planting seeds of opportunity by working to improve the availability of fresh food and physical skills for seniors.

“It’s wonderful. I love coming out here,” Deborah Richardson said Monday as she picked plants in the new community garden at Preiss Steele Place, a Durham Housing Authority apartment complex for senior citizens and disabled residents.

Richardson, who has lived at Preiss Steele Place for almost 10 years, said access to healthy food is limited in the neighborhood.

A conversation with a community organizer dropping off food

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