Nutrition in the News

If you haven’t been keeping up with the latest nutrition news, here are a few quick reads to bring you up to speed on some of the more interesting recent headlines in the world of nutrition science and politics.

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Should national dietary sodium intake guidelines be revised?

The American Journal of Hypertension presents a series of articles covering both sides of the argument regarding whether or not we should change the way salt is handled in dietary guidelines. Want to learn more? Join us tomorrow for our free webinar on added sodium in today’s diets.

Say goodbye to sugary drinks.

A recent meta-analysis from the Harvard School of Public health adds more weight to the idea that the first best thing you can do if you’re trying to lose weight is to decrease or even remove sugary drinks from your diet.

Physical fitness really does matter in school.

The science agrees with the common-sense notion that kids who have enough chance to work on their fitness do better at traditional academic tasks . Furthermore, new studies show that children who are more fit (regardless of body size) tend to score higher academically.

Why do we overeat?

A panel of experts from the Harvard School of Public Health discusses some of the complex issues surrounding the way our environment impacts our eating choices and habits in negative ways.

The First Lady speaks to the state of marketing food to kids.

The way food is marketed to children continues to be at the heart of the fight to turn around the trend of obesity in the United States. The First Lady recently spoke to what has changed and what remains to be done in this arena.