February 18, 2013 |
Perhaps the next time you see your doctor, he might finish the visit with a reminder to take a medication and a conversation about cooking salmon. In a “teach the teachers” experiment, healthcare professionals have been learning to cook as well as learning nutritional science at a conference that has been presented eight times in the last few years by Harvard University and the Culinary Institute of America. The idea behind “Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives - Caring for Our Patients and Ourselves” is that doctors and other healthcare professionals who know how to cook healthfully might be more likely to get patients to do the same.
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December 15, 2012 |
At Mark Twain Middle School in Los Angeles, a blooming garden serves as a classroom. Students learn math by measuring the growth of wheat, ancient history by building a Mesopotamian-style irrigation system and the science of evaporation, evolution and genetics by watching their garden grow. At lunchtime, they may be found snacking on pasta tossed in a sauce featuring just-picked tomatoes and basil. Aiming to expand such links between classroom and cafeteria, the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education voted this week to further strengthen what is regarded as one of the leading school nutrition programs in the nation.
June 2, 2012 |
From kitschy gift to kitchen darling, chia is having another 15 minutes of fame. And this time, it's not slathered on clay "pets. " Chia seeds have become popular for their omega-3 fatty acids and fiber content. With their neutral taste, they can be consumed in many ways - now they're even showing up in processed foods such as chips and spreads. Eaten by the Maya and Aztec people, chia seeds have long been reputed to be nutritional powerhouses. "They were basics when we grew up," says Ramiro Arvizu, a chef at La Casita Mexicana in Bell.
June 25, 2007 |
MOST of us look back on our college years as some of the best years of our lives -- or some of the healthiest, at least. But students at the University of New Hampshire are learning that they are not as healthy as they assumed. Undergraduates enrolled in a course called "Nutrition 400" at the Durham, N.H., campus kept an online food journal, analyzed glucose and lipid levels and calculated their bone densities.
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February 7, 1996 |
Second-graders at DePortola Elementary School had a lesson Tuesday that they could really sink their teeth into. To celebrate Saddleback Valley Unified School District's second annual Kids Cooking Week, the youngsters made turkey sandwiches with fixings supplied by a local restaurant, then sampled their creations. Learning about nutrition was part of the exercise, and the students caught on quickly. "It's good to learn about food to keep you healthy," 7-year-old Brittany Stewart said.
November 8, 2010 |
News of the "Twinkies diet" is hard to swallow – especially amid all the recent angst about marketing fast food to kids . To top it off, the news comes from an unusual source. [ For the record, 2:35 p.m. Nov. 9: An earlier version of this post incorrectly said Mark Haub was a professor at the University of Kansas. He is from Kansas State University.] Mark Haub, a nutrition professor at Kansas State University, went on a convenience store junk food diet of Twinkies, Nutty Bars, Little Debbies and other sweets to see whether weight loss was all about calorie counting, no matter the calories, CNN reports . In two months, Haub says he lost 27 pounds, lowered his body mass index and even lowered his level of "bad cholesterol.