The Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo, N.Y., and the District Parent Coordinating Council are asking New York state to force the Buffalo school district to implement state requirements for additional physical and health education for students. Elementary-school students in the district get about one-quarter of the physical-education classes mandated by the state.
Washington, D.C.-area restaurant owners and James Beard Award winning chefs worked together to come up with gourmet meal ideas for Amtrak train customers. The chefs focused on creating healthy meals that could be made in the trains' tiny kitchens such as spinach-mushroom frittatas and spice-rubbed salmon fillets.
The nutritional value of fruit is affected by processing, so registered dietitian Tanya Zuckerbrot says to read labels to find any added sugar in canned varieties and to be sure juices contain 100% fruit juice. She writes that frozen fruit may be the healthiest, because it is frozen at its nutritional peak, unlike fresh produce, which is picked and shipped to stores before it is fully ripe.
Developing research suggests palmitoleic acid, an omega-7 fatty acid found in macadamia nuts and oily fish, may help reduce inflammation and offer insulin benefits, registered dietitian Jennifer Sygo writes. Researchers are looking at palmitoleic acid in a purified supplement form, however, because it often is found in foods that also contain palmitic acid that promotes inflammation and may contribute to heart disease.
Old-fashioned cheese balls, once a staple of 1950s cocktail parties, are making a comeback as people embrace their cost-effective charm. Cheese balls can take a variety of forms, including the classic cream-cheese filled and almond-crusted retro taste.