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Alleviating vitamin A deficiency

Tanzania: Sweet potato bread introduced

Consumers can soon enjoy a new type of bread, following the introduction of new orange fleshed sweet potato bread. Afco Investment Company Limited executive director, Miss Fortunata Mmari, stated that her company is holding talks with the International Potato Centre to help provide technical support. The move.....

Flint, Michigan

Fruit and veg prescription program improves access to healthy foods

A new American study shows that a fruit and vegetable prescription program can improve access to healthy foods for underserved children. The program, implemented in Flint, Michigan, can be replicated in other areas, to address food insecurity in children.In August 2015, the Hurley Children's Center, a.....

Fight against child obesity

British MP calls for subsidised fresh fruit and vegetables

Recently John Woodcock, MP for Barrow-in-Furness, cited some alarming new figures that show 30 percent of four and five-year-olds in Furness are overweight. Statistics published by the National Child Measurement Programme reveal hundreds of Furness children are not getting a healthy start in life. In his.....

Canadian research

Probiotic & supplement combo extends lifespan of fruit flies

Researchers claim that a combination of probiotics and a herbal supplement called Triphala extended the lives of fruit flies by 60 percent. The study, published in Scientific Reports, adds to a growing body of evidence of the influence that gut bacteria can have on health.The researchers incorporated a.....

Scottish proposal: Remove smoothies & fruit juices from school menus

Fruit juice and smoothies will be banned from schools in Scotland under new proposals announced Monday. Recommendations by experts consulted by the Scottish authorities, focusing on ensuring there is less sugar and more fruit and vegetables on school dinner menus, are intended to make school food and drink.....

Australia: Woolworths teach kids value of fruit and vegetables

Getting children to eat more fruit and vegetables can be hard, but mums and dads will have a helping hand in the neighbourhood this weekend. The first ever Woolworths Fresh Food Kids Fresh Fair will be held this Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 15:00 at the stores in Coffs Harbour, Nambucca Heads, Park Beach.....

Berries and grapes may keep you breathing easy

New research suggests that adding more grapes and berries to your diet could be a tasty way to give your lungs a boost. Researchers claim people who ate the most foods with a particular type of flavonoid, called anthocyanins, maintained the best lung function as they aged. Anthocyanins are found in.....

WHO wants to increase consumption of fruit & veg in low-income countries

A recent study examined the policies designed to increase the levels of physical fitness and the consumption of fruits and vegetables in low-income countries.Non-communicable diseases such as vessel blockages, heart conditions, respiratory problems such as chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, asthma, or.....

US: Orlando residents need more exercise, more fruit and more vegetables

Recently the city of Orlando, Florida, finished 38th in the nationwide American Fitness Index rankings, released by the American College of Sports Medicine. The ACSM’s American Fitness Index graded the nation’s 100 largest cities on a number of health-related categories, including fitness, nutrition, disease.....