VH1 has announced a new reality show starring Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg that will debut this fall. Each episode of "Martha & Snoop's Dinner Party" will feature a celebrity dinner party focused on a "half-baked evening of cocktails, cooking, conversation, and fun where nothing is off limits," the network said.
The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is issuing driver's licenses to young immigrants who are allowed to work under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. State Rep. Harry Warren has filed legislation that could enable the state to issue driving permits to all "undocumented" immigrants, according to this article. "Our bill is much more protective for the citizens of North Carolina, and puts much stronger requirements on those who would get driving permits," Warren said.
Overweight and obese veterans who still followed the VA Health Care System's MOVE! program after three years lost 1.3% of their weight, while those who were more active -- attending at least eight sessions during a six-month period -- lost 2.7% of their body weight, a study indicated. Veterans with diabetes were more likely to participate in the program than were those who did not have the disease, researchers reported at the American Diabetes Association meeting.
U.S. Agriculture Department registered dietitian Sarah Chang says she had to become well-versed in information technology to work with programmers and trouble-shoot problems as she helped create the agency's SuperTracker site online, which includes a food and activity tracker, a weight manager and a Food-A-Pedia. Chang says the site is all about empowering people and that her favorite thing is hearing from people how it helped them lose weight.
The FDA's proposal for calorie labeling at restaurants and prepared-food sections of supermarkets would be costly, burdensome and ineffective for consumers, write Reps. Cathy Rodgers, R-Wash., and Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif. They write that they support the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act as an alternative, to give food marketers flexibility in nutrition labeling.