Nutrition

Nutrition Labels Lacking on Online Grocery Sites

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Experts say online grocery shoppers may not be getting all the nutrition information they need on products. MoMo Productions/Getty Images
  • Researchers say nutrition labeling information is inadequate on many online grocery shopping sites.
  • They report that proper labeling required for foods is uniformly provided on only about a third of grocery items.
  • Experts say this lack of information is particularly troublesome for people with food allergies or medically necessary dietary limitations.
  • They urge consumers to shop carefully and provide specific information to the person who’s picking out groceries for them.

Shopping for groceries online may be convenient

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Cornell to co-lead NIH center for precision nutrition research

A five-year, $23 million award from the National Institutes of Health will put Cornell at the center of a significant federal investment in research aimed at customizing nutrition guidance.

The NIH on Jan. 20 announced the Division of Nutritional Sciences and RTI International (RTI), a nonprofit research institute, will co-lead a new center that coordinates research for the NIH’s Nutrition for Precision Health study.

Part of the All of Us Research Program, which is gathering health data from 1 million diverse Americans, the nutrition study will involve 10,000 participants and seeks to develop algorithms that predict individual responses to

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NIH awards $170 million for precision nutrition study

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Thursday, January 20, 2022


The Nutrition for Precision Health study leverages NIH’s All of Us Research Program’s large, diverse data platform.

The National Institutes of Health is awarding $170 million over five years, pending the availability of funds, to clinics and centers across the country for a new study that will develop algorithms to predict individual responses to food and dietary routines. The Nutrition for Precision Health powered by the All of Us Research Program (NPH) will recruit a diverse pool of 10,000 participants who are part of the NIH’s All of Us Research Program to inform

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Food and nutrition trends pegged for 2022

Before I came to OSU Extension, I worked as a product development scientist at a large food company. As I look back on those years, it was an exciting job of never-ending learning experiences.

Even a decade later, when I push my grocery cart past one of the products I helped to formulate, I think of the teamwork that made those products a reality. Because for each product launch I witnessed, there were at least a dozen other products I worked on that never made it to a store shelf.

One exciting time each year was a gathering of all

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13 Best Healthy Eating Books of 2022

There are a few things to consider when you’re shopping for books about nutrition. Here are our top tips:

  • Consider the source. Be sure to check the author’s credentials and look for books from experts in the field, such as dietitians, physicians, or personal trainers, whenever possible.
  • Be wary of outlandish health claims. Steer clear of books that make exaggerated claims that seem too good to be true. Instead, look for authors that back up their statements with studies and references from credible sources.
  • Look for realistic approaches to nutrition. We recommend avoiding books that promote fad diets, unhealthy habits,
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Dates Nutrition | Benefits of Dates

You might have had dates mixed into energy bars (you’ll see them listed on Rx Bars and Picky Bars) or at a party wrapped in bacon. But have you considered their benefits? These small fruits often serve as a go-to to naturally sweeten foods, but they offer up more than a dessert-like taste—they’re also loaded with nutrients. Learn how dates’ nutrition can help your general well-being, as well as fuel your rides and help you recover too.

Dates pack lots of fiber, plus carbs

Most Americans need more fiber, an essential nutrient for helping to regulate your digestive system,

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Best healthy meal delivery services for 2022

Changing your eating habits for the better generally takes more than half-hearted commitment. There’s no one right way to get healthy in the new year, but most professionals will tell you that eating better is a darn good place to start. May sound simple, but it isn’t. Subscribing to a healthy meal delivery service can help ensure that well-balanced and nutrition-packed food is always on hand, leaving you less susceptible to pesky temptations and endless drive-thru options. 

With loads of prepared food services and meal kits to choose from, the best healthy meal delivery in 2022 will be is the

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Best protein powder 2022: Boost your nutrition

The best protein powders are a convenient, cost-effective way to supplement protein intake. Whether you are struggling to get enough protein regularly or looking to build muscle, incorporating a protein powder into your diet can be a significant lifestyle change.

What the experts say

“A safe level of protein ranges from 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram [2.2 lbs.] of body weight, up to 2 grams of protein per kilogram for very active athletes… Most Americans truly need to be eating about 1 to 1.2 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight,” says Jessica Crandall, a registered dietitian nutritionist,

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43 Healthy Low-Carb Foods That Taste Incredible

Eating fewer carbs can have impressive health benefits.

It has been shown to significantly reduce hunger levels, which tends to lead to automatic weight loss, without the need for calorie counting (1, 2).

At least 23 studies have found that low-carb diets can cause up to 2–3 times more weight loss than low-fat diets (3, 4).

Decreasing your carb intake can also have numerous other health benefits, such as reducing your blood sugar, blood pressure and triglycerides or improving your “good” HDL cholesterol (5, 6, 7, 8, 9,

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Free Gear Fridays: Win an Ultra-Personalized Nutrition System From InsideTracker

Here at GearJunkie, we test a lot of gear. We are fortunate to test cutting-edge new products. Now, we want to give you the chance to win some gear too.

This week, one lucky winner will receive Ultimate Tests, Inner Age Tests, a DNA Kit, and a review with a dietician.

What Is InsideTracker?

InsideTracker is an ultra-personalized nutrition system that analyzes your blood and DNA biomarkers along with your lifestyle to help you optimize your body and reach your health and wellness goals.

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