General Mills has added a new line of dinner kits under the Good Table brand, in varieties such as Southwest tortilla chicken and herb and lemon fish. The kits are targeted to families looking for healthy and convenient options and contain no monosodium glutamate or artificial flavors or colors, according to associate marketing manager Michael Bortinger.
The proposed Sensible School Lunch Act would relax federal nutrition guidelines to help the program meet the needs of schools and students, says co-sponsor Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D. The bill would eliminate caps on servings of proteins and grains but continue limits on calories and the emphasis on fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nonfat dairy.
A study done with obese mice found that losing weight earlier in life can give the heart a chance to repair damage caused by carrying extra pounds, Johns Hopkins University researchers say. Cardiologist Dr. Lili Barouch said people should lose weight as soon as possible and not wait for major problems to occur.
The after-school "Catch Health Habits" program in nine U.S. cities brings together older adults and children for games, exercise and lessons on good nutrition. The goal is to get students to think critically about nutrition and health, but the program also is aimed at helping the older volunteers stay active and expand their social circles.
South Korean researchers found that young men who ate about half a pound of kimchi daily for a week showed lower cholesterol and blood glucose levels compared with those who ate smaller quantities. The study was published in the Journal of Medicinal Food.