Thursday, March 14, 2013
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer your questions about exercise and nutrition n the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week we're talking about getting in shape. Patch wants to help you get all of your fitness questions answered, but we needed some help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts:
Monday, March 11, 2013
Patch is looking for experts who can talk exercise and nutrition this week.
We want to help you find answers to your questions fitness this week, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice. If you're a local expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post along with your email address. Two: You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We need experts to answer questions on Thursday, March 14. Curious as to what we are looking for? Take a look at some of our previous Patch Pro posts: So what do you say, who wants to be our expert?
Monday, June 25, 2012
Our nutrition from Washington University looks at how people shop for groceries.
The International Food Information Council Foundation (IFICF) annually conducts a survey on Americans views about food, food safety and health. This year the results reflect the same overall emphasis as results from previous years. When it comes to purchasing food, taste is the number driver, followed by price and then healthfulness comes in third. At the same time, nearly all of those surveyed reported trying to improve at least one of their eating habits. The web-based survey of 1,057 Americans, between the ages of 18 and 80, took place in April of this year. The participants of the survey reflected the demographics of the US population for age, race/ethnicity, gender and region of the country. This years’ survey is the seventh annual …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
A new study recommends a high dairy diet.
The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend a daily intake of three servings of dairy, but many Americans do not consume the recommended amount. Dairy includes milk, yogurt, cheese and fortified soy beverages. A new study indicates that premenopausal women who are dieting need to consume adequate dairy when trying to lose weight to help prevent bone loss due to weight loss. The study, from McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario, in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, followed 90 overweight or obese women, ages 19 to 45, for 16 weeks. The study consisted of calorie-restricted diets and daily exercise with three subgroups. One group ate a high dairy diet, one group had a medium dairy and one a low dairy intake. The…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Have you augmented your diet this March?
The month of March is just a touch past half way so working on “Get Your Plate in Shape” is hopefully moving forward nicely. If you need a refresher, or if you are still struggling finding the right balance, let’s take another look. One of the big goals for a healthy plate, as outlined by Myplate.gov, is to fill one half of your plate with vegetables and fruits. Choosing more darkly colored or strongly flavored fruits and vegetables pushes the health benefits of those food groups even more. As you plan your menus think about color and flavor, these ideas might help. In addition to boosting your intake of fruits and vegetables another big goal of a healthier plate is shifting grain choices to whole grains to help boost fiber and overall …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
New legislation will impact most student.
Each day the National School Lunch program feeds more than thirty million children in grades K-12 and while the composition of the meal is guided by very specific nutrition guidelines school lunch has been the target of much criticism. Last month the U.S. Department of Agriculture released new regulations to update the meal pattern. Starting with the 2012-13 school year the new standards will be phased into schools over a three year period. The new guidelines are the result of the growing concerns about childhood obesity and an increasing number of families who struggle to get access to enough food. As a result of this concern the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama in December of …
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Help your children make healthy school lunch choices.
Did you know that kids typically get about 30 to 50 percent of their calories while at school? While parents likely know what children are having at breakfast and dinner, children have a substantial amount of freedom to make their own food decisions at school. These choices are important because the food choices students make today can have a big influence in shaping their future. This year, parents will be happy to know that there are nutritious changes taking place in the lunch line. Here are some easy tips parents can teach their children to help them remember to make the best school lunch choices: Teach your children healthy habits they can incorporate into every meal of the day. And remember, nutritious food doesn’t have to be boring…