U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., has proposed legislation that would establish pilot programs for schools to work with nonprofit organizations to provide students with meals over the weekend. Under Titus' Helping Hungry Students Learn Act, all students could have breakfast at school, reduced-price meals would be replaced with free meals, and food stamps benefits would be increased during the summer months.
Health care writer and blogger Deanna Pogorelc compiled a list of health care marketing tips from experts at the Content Marketing World Health Summit. They include engaging doctors in content development, using humor and focusing on health instead of illness.
Muffin tins can be used to prepare many types of foods and also can help control portion sizes, says registered dietitian Matt Kadey. His cookbook, "Muffin Tin Chef," contains recipes for entrees, snacks and desserts that are prepared using muffin tins. Kadey says the recipes are great for families and for quick meals.
Yoga isn't a big calorie burner, but research shows it has a positive effect on mental health and plays a role in successful weight loss, certified fitness instructor Jennifer Van Pelt writes. She writes that the physical exertion from yoga poses and the mental benefits the exercise provides -- including body awareness and relaxation -- can aid in weight-loss goals and weight maintenance.
Mike Perlman, who is almost 17, was tired of the gluten-free options available at the market and several years ago started to work on a gluten-free cookbook. The teenage baker now has self-published the cookbook, which includes this gluten-free recipe for nutty oatmeal cookies.