Nutrition & Wellness

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Mich. program encourages people to use bike trails

7/28/2014

  • WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids, Mich.)

The Slow Roll West Michigan bike rides are being held to encourage people to use the region's bicycle trails. The monthly rides will be paced so the slowest riders can keep up. Read More

Digestive Health SmartBrief

News and information about GI health

Digestive Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The American College of Gastroenterology

High-carb diet could raise CRC risk, research suggests

7/23/2014

  • Pacific Standard magazine online

University of Toronto researchers reported that a diet high in carbohydrates, such as wheat and rice, may raise the risk of colorectal cancer. They found that gut bacteria can break down carbs into me… Read More

SmartBrief for Nutritionists

News for health and wellness professionals

SmartBrief for Nutritionists

La. group outlines plan to tackle "food deserts"

7/29/2014

  • Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.), The

The East Baton Rouge Food Access Policy Commission in Louisiana has recommended five ways to increase the availability of fresh, healthy foods for residents living in "food deserts." The commission ca… Read More

SNA SmartBrief

School nutrition news

SNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: School Nutrition Association

Plant-based diets for children need careful planning, experts say

7/28/2014

  • Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

Parents who rear their children on a vegan or vegetarian diet should plan it carefully and ensure it is healthy and built around a good protein source, dietitian Jennifer Curtiss says. A child's diges… Read More