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This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, July 11, 2014

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In this week’s news: Rappers delight in healthy eating; Alice Waters predicts a farmers markets bonanza; and scientists do the important work of building a healthier hot dog.

That’s Doug E. Fresh — As In, Fresh Salad
Recently, the Future Leaders Institute charter school in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood hosted a rap performance by Adrian Harris, a member of the pioneering hip-hop group the Cold Crush Brothers. For those familiar with the group’s work, it might be surprising to hear that the artist is focusing his lyrics these days on fruits, vegetables and how to stay healthy. It wasn’t an isolated event. Along with hip-hop artists like Doug E. Fresh, Chuck D and DMC , Harris is part of a movement developed by Hip Hop Public Health that has musicians working with doctors and nutritionists. With songs, videos and games, the artists and health care professionals encourage audience members to become “hip hop public health ambassadors” to their families. Interesting bonus: Some genre purists have heralded the initiative as a chance for hip-hop to return to its roots as a medium for talking about issues of local and social concern.

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Katie’s Healthy Bites: Healthier Hot Dogs

by in Uncategorized, September 4, 2011
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Can you still have one of these on a healthy diet?

On Labor Day weekend, many families will be firing up the grill to cook . . . you guessed it: hot dogs. 95% of American households eat hotdogs (we consume over 20 billion a year).  Hot dogs are notoriously high in fat/saturated fat and sodium  and most only have about an ounce of protein. So, I bet you’re wondering how you can enjoy your Labor Day cook-out and be health conscious? Here are some tips to a better ‘dog.

Choose a hot dog that is lower in fat (less than 10 g of total fat and 5 g of saturated fat) and sodium (less then 500mg).  Look for light or reduced fat versions; fat-free versions usually add more sodium for flavor. Here are some brands that fit the bill.

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Which is Healthier: Burger vs. Hot Dog

by in Healthy Tips, July 5, 2011
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Burgers or dogs, which is the healthier picnic pick?

In this new series, we’re pitting some of your favorite foods against each other. We’re starting out with the hottest fight of the barbecue season: burger verses hot dog. Who’s the winner of this battle?

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Reading List: Gluten-Free Snack Explosion, Nuking Away Bacteria & Dannon's Misleading Claims

by in Food News, September 25, 2009

In this week’s nutrition news: A grocery store unveils colored-coded product labels, the USDA launches a farm-to-table initiative and Dannon settles a lawsuit for its products’ immunity-boosting claims.

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Healthy Foods for Toddlers

by in Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, September 8, 2009

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This time around knowing what to feed my toddler is much easier. I know what foods to wait on, the ones to avoid and appropriate portion sizes. But figuring it all out took time, experience and a whole lot of patience (I’ve had practice with two kids already). If you’re confused on what to feed your little one, keep these basics in mind.

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In the News: The Fattest States, New Gluten-Free Products & More Milk Benefits

by in Food News, July 10, 2009

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From this week’s headlines: Ranking America’s heaviest states, one group warns against eating hot dogs, General Mills has a new line of gluten-free goods and word is that drinking milk may help you eat less.

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Chowing Down at the Ballpark

by in Dining Out, Healthy Tips, May 26, 2009

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Ballpark food isn’t just about hot dogs and Cracker Jacks any more. Whether it’s the little league field or one of those new pro stadiums, food options have exploded (and so have the calorie counts). Don’t strike out — try these tips.

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