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12-year-old Chef 'living her dream' Helping Kids Eat Healthy

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Most kids can’t even spell “quinoa,” let alone cook it; but most kids aren’t 12-year-old Haile Thomas.

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, March 12, 2013 2:28 PM

Years ago children knew about real food, where it came from, and how to cook it. This young lady is starting to bring that awareness back. Kudus. Very inspiring article.

Steve Kingsley's curator insight, October 25, 2013 9:12 PM

Wish we had many more like her!

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ChemMatters: The Science Behind Calories and Nutrition Facts Labels

Our latest ChemMatters episode explains the science behind calories and nutrition facts labels. Find out how scientists first determined ...youtube.com
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12-year-old Chef 'living her dream' Helping Kids Eat Healthy

12-year-old Chef 'living her dream' Helping Kids Eat Healthy | Food and health | Scoop.it
Most kids can’t even spell “quinoa,” let alone cook it; but most kids aren’t 12-year-old Haile Thomas.

Via Ron Wolford
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Ron Wolford's curator insight, March 12, 2013 1:06 PM

NBC News

Sandi Cornez's curator insight, March 12, 2013 2:28 PM

Years ago children knew about real food, where it came from, and how to cook it. This young lady is starting to bring that awareness back. Kudus. Very inspiring article.

Steve Kingsley's curator insight, October 25, 2013 9:12 PM

Wish we had many more like her!

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Motivating Food Shoppers To Make Healthy Choices - Kaiser Health News

Researchers at RAND found offering rebates for healthy foods can lead to shifts in diets, which could have public policy implications. (Vemma Drink Motivating Food Shoppers To Make Healthy Choices - Kaiser Health News: Motivating Food Shoppers To...
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The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food - NYTimes (2013)

The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food - NYTimes (2013) | Food and health | Scoop.it

Nestlé was in attendance, as were Kraft and Nabisco, General Mills and Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola and Mars. Rivals any other day, the C.E.O.’s and company presidents had come together for a rare, private meeting. On the agenda was one item: the emerging obesity epidemic and how to deal with it... 

 

“We were very concerned, and rightfully so, that obesity was becoming a major issue... People were starting to talk about sugar taxes, and there was a lot of pressure on food companies.” Getting the company chiefs in the same room to talk about anything, much less a sensitive issue like this, was a tricky business... 

 

It was time, he and a handful of others felt, to warn the C.E.O.’s that their companies may have gone too far in creating and marketing products that posed the greatest health concerns... “For those of us who’ve looked hard at this issue, whether they’re public health professionals or staff specialists in your own companies, we feel sure that the one thing we shouldn’t do is nothing.” ... 

 

 “As a culture, we’ve become upset by the tobacco companies advertising to children, but we sit idly by while the food companies do the very same thing. And we could make a claim that the toll taken on the public health by a poor diet rivals that taken by tobacco.” ... “We are saying that the industry should make a sincere effort to be part of the solution... And that by doing so, we can help to defuse the criticism that’s building against us.” ... 

 

Yoplait brand had transformed traditional unsweetened breakfast yogurt into a veritable dessert. It now had twice as much sugar per serving as General Mills’ marshmallow cereal Lucky Charms. And yet, because of yogurt’s well-tended image as a wholesome snack, sales of Yoplait were soaring, with annual revenue topping $500 million. Emboldened by the success, the company’s development wing pushed even harder, inventing a Yoplait variation that came in a squeezable tube — perfect for kids... 

 

The meeting was remarkable, first, for the insider admissions of guilt. But I was also struck by how prescient the organizers of the sit-down had been. Today, one in three adults is considered clinically obese, along with one in five kids, and 24 million Americans are afflicted by type 2 diabetes, often caused by poor diet... 

 

The public and the food companies have known for decades now... that sugary, salty, fatty foods are not good for us in the quantities that we consume them. So why are the diabetes and obesity and hypertension numbers still spiraling out of control? It’s not just a matter of poor willpower on the part of the consumer and a give-the-people-what-they-want attitude on the part of the food manufacturers...

 

A conscious effort — taking place in labs and marketing meetings and grocery-store aisles — to get people hooked on foods that are convenient and inexpensive... the foods are created and sold to people who, while not powerless, are extremely vulnerable to the intensity of these companies’ industrial formulations and selling campaigns... 

 

Sensory-specific satiety also became a guiding principle for the processed-food industry. The biggest hits — be they Coca-Cola or Doritos — owe their success to complex formulas that pique the taste buds enough to be alluring but don’t have a distinct, overriding single flavor that tells the brain to stop eating... 

 

Thirty-two years after he began experimenting with the bliss point... Finding the bliss point required the preparation of 61 subtly distinct formulas — 31 for the regular version and 30 for diet. The formulas were then subjected to 3,904 tastings organized in Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago and Philadelphia... 


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Nurture Teaches Kids Healthy Eating and Colorful Nutrition

Nurture Teaches Kids Healthy Eating and Colorful Nutrition | Food and health | Scoop.it
KETCHUM • The blenders were a-whirling as Hemingway Elementary School students headed out to recess March 12.
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Diet, Nutrition in Pregnancy - N3 Fatty Acids, DHA, Folic Acid (Folate)

Diet, Nutrition in Pregnancy - N3 Fatty Acids, DHA, Folic Acid (Folate) | Food and health | Scoop.it
The fetus has an absolute requirement for the n-3/n-6 fatty acids.
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