Creamy egg salad is the perfect canvas for a wide range of flavors, from smoky bacon with Greek yogurt to curry powder and orange zest. For a healthy spin, roasted sunflower seeds and sunflower sprouts add nutritious crunch.
U.S. researchers looked at 623,358 children and found that those who were overweight were 1.16 to 1.37 times more likely to develop asthma. The review published in the American Journal of Epidemiology showed that obese children had more frequent and severe asthma attacks, and had greater use of inhalers and more doctor office visits than did normal-weight children.
Kaiser Permanente of Georgia researcher Kristina Lewis is studying whether people get more out of nutrition counseling if sessions with a dietitian are held in a grocery store instead of an office. Lewis said she wanted to go to where people make food-buying decisions "to determine whether delivering advice at the point of food purchasing will help patients learn better and become more likely to follow that advice."
A study on the website of Childhood Obesity found that obese minority and inner-city teens who participated in a lifestyle-modification program attained improvements in BMI and nutrition after nine months. However, the teens' BMIs significantly rose after the program ended, suggesting that greater support is needed to help obese minority youths keep the pounds off, researchers said.
Nebraska is not on the CDC list of states that are reducing childhood-obesity rates, and dietitian Shannon Frink says one solution is to educate parents about healthy eating and the need for physical activity among preschool children. The state has made gains in educating school-age children, and Central District Health Department dietitian Jazmin Yacama said the Rethink Your Drink initiative is pushing for school policies that eliminate sugar-sweetened beverages in cafeterias and vending machines.