This past year I worked diligently with colleagues at Bioversity International , on the 10 year nutrition strategy. Below is a summary of the strategy along with the link to the entire strategy. Bioversity’s Nutrition Strategy   One of the world’s greatest challenges is to secure adequate food that is healthy, safe and of high quality for all, and to do so in an environmentally sustainable manner
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Almonds are enjoying a new wave of popularity thanks to a variety of almond-based spin-offs: almond milk, almond butter, almond flour and other almond alternatives. All of them are now available in mainstream supermarkets, not just health food stores.
Santa Cruz Wire 09/21/2011 WATSONVILLE, CA —In a Watsonville elementary school auditorium, sixty adults brainstorm ways to incorporate exercise into their busy lives. In a meeting room at nearby Church of the Nazarene, several dozen men, women and children whip up delicious licuados , or smoothies, made with fresh spinach, oranges, and melon. At Dominican Rehabilitation Hospital, thirty women take a brisk stroll around the grounds before gathering in a third-floor lounge to cook vegetable stir-fry with brown rice, garlic and ginger
I just received a message from Samantha Graff, the director of legal research at Public Health Law & Policy  , an advocacy group in Oakland, California.
I’ve certainly read enough diet books myself, but I am always looking for ones to recommend.
LOS ANGELES — Uncle Sam wants you to know more about what you’re eating. The Food and Drug Administration wants to revise the nutrition facts label – that breakdown of fats, salts, sugars and nutrients on packaging – to give consumers more useful information and help fight the national obesity epidemic. A proposal is in the works to change several parts of the label, including more accurate serving sizes, a greater emphasis on calories and a diminished role in the daily percent values for substances like fat, sodium and carbohydrates
Danny Craw breaks the stereotype of adolescent boys and their insatiable appetites for junk food. An avid athlete who participates in football, wrestling and baseball, the slim 14-year-old Ames High School freshman said a healthy diet is one of his highest priorities. “Some kids may not care what they eat, but I need to get the right nutrition for sports,” he said.
Bad choices in dining facilities combined with the convenience of fast food restaurants contribute to poor eating habits. Photo by Scott Miles College students eat barely one serving of fruits and vegetables per day, rather than the recommended five, a forthcoming Oregon State University study reports.
Speakers: Ram Chaudhari, Ph.D., FACN, CNS, Sr. Executive VP, Chief Scientific Officer & Co-Founder, Fortitech INSIDER Partner Series An important development in nutritional science in recent years has been the discovery of anti-inflammatory properties of certain nutrients and bioactive food components. There has also been the rediscovery and increased appreciation of the potential value of certain herbs, spices and other botanical-based traditional medicine approaches that may fight inflammation and help in the prevention or treatment of certain diseases or conditions. The general public is less aware of the importance of dietary anti-inflammatory nutrients than they should be, but there has been a growing awareness of this concept among the more health-conscious consumer. The latter group has likely gained this awareness from the many positive news reports of the health benefits associated with fish consumption and the role of omega-3 fatty acids, such as DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) in reducing inflammation. It is important that this consumer momentum and awareness about anti-inflammatory nutrients is capitalized upon and expanded. This webinar will demonstrate how strategic nutrition can be employed to develop novel fortified food and beverage products targeted at reducing or managing inflammation. Attendees will learn about specific anti-inflammatory nutrients and bioactive components, formulation challenges and solutions and gain an overview of custom nutrient premix prototypes developed for specific product applications
Your mother may always hound you about eating properly, but have you ever taken a moment to understand why it is important to eat healthy  ? We all know that junk food and sweets are delicious yet obviously not the best choice for proper nutrition  .