Food Science And Nutrition Home Page Departmental Affiliations. Nutrition Initiative. Metzger receives award The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and http://tmsyn.wc.ask.com/r?t=an&s=hb&uid=24312681243126812&sid=343126
Tracking Fluoride In The National Food Supply andbeverage intake survey tool now being developed by researchers at the University of Minnesota Nutrition Coordinating Center (NCC). That http://tmsyn.wc.ask.com/r?t=an&s=hb&uid=24312681243126812&sid=343126
U Of MN Extension - Agriculture, Food And Environment Educational programs for agricultural systems that produce, market, or consume animal products. Information on aspects of livestock, poultry, and dairy production (including nutrition, genetics, animal health, and breeding, as well as finance, environmental management, and other related topics). http://www.extension.umn.edu/farm
Extractions: Agriculture, Food and Environment programs address crop and livestock production systems that are profitable, sustainable, environmentally sound, and safe. Issues include business management and marketing, environmental stewardship, food systems, agriculture policy, and science and technology. For commercial horticulture see Garden
Extractions: The role of nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention programs Position of ADA Nutrition and dietary factors play important roles in health promotion and chronic disease prevention (1-3). The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (4) and the Food Guide Pyramid (5) articulate this role and provide basic dietary guidance and practical food recommendations for the public. Landmark reports such as the Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition and Health Diet and Health: Implications for Reducing Chronic Disease Risk (3), and Recommended Dietary Allowances (6) provide additional recommendations and population-based standards for optimal nutrition. The Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives (7) document notes that up to 50% of chronic disease mortality is attributable to lifestyle factors that can be changed. For example, the Surgeon General's report states, "For two out of three adult Americans who do not smoke and do not drink excessively, one personal choice seems to influence long-term health prospects more than any other: what we eat." (2, p 1). In the changing US health care environment, it is increasingly evident that preventive health care services emphasizing the role of diet, food choices, and physical activity are needed to reduce the cost of health care in traditional, public health, and managed care settings. To improve the health of the public and increase their knowledge about nutrition, dietetics professionals should become members of program staff and interdisciplinary teams that are involved with planning and delivering health promotion and disease prevention programs in community and public health settings, schools, worksites, places of worship, and corporate locations.
NUTRITION PROGRAMS Family nutrition Program (Cottonwood County), minnesota Extension Service, WIC provides supplemental foods which promote good health for pregnant, http://www.jacksoncountypilot.com/directory/categories/nutrition_programs.htm
Overview Of 2003 And 2004 Childhood Obesity Bills Would have required health insurers to cover obesity reduction programs for minnesota. MN HB 51A (2003). Would have included nutrition education as part http://www.ncsl.org/programs/health/childhoodobesity.htm
Extractions: Legislation for 2003-2004 2005 Update Now Available Obesity is epidemic in the United States. In the past two decades, rates of overweight and obesity have doubled for children and tripled in adolescents. The percentage of overweight among children and youth has climbed to the 15 percent range. Being overweight or obese increases risk for the top U.S. causes of death and disability including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. Across the country, obesity carried a $117 billion price tag in 2000, accounting for 9 percent of the nationâs total health care costs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that if current obesity trends continue, one-third of all children, and one-half of African-American and Hispanic children, born in 2000 will develop diabetes. Fortunately, much can be done to prevent costly obesity-related health problems. State legislators have begun to aim prevention efforts at obesity risk factors that begin in childhoodâsuch as poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and the increase in children diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
Extractions: Founded in 1999 out of long-established programs in preventative medicine and environmental health and hospital and health administration, The University of Iowa College of Public Health offers programs leading to ... Click here for more program info Click here to visit this program's website Click to send E-mail to: IowaCPH@mail.public-health.uiowa.edu
Extractions: July 12-18, 2005 This Week's Headlines 3M Post-It Continues to 'Stick Up' for Breast Cancer Research Best Buy Funds Technology and Education Initiatives Initiative Foundation's Healthy Communities Partnership To Work With St. Cloud Neighborhoods General Mills Champions Grants Program Teaches Minnesota Children How to Lead a Balanced and Active Lifestyle The General Mills Foundation In addition, nationally, 50 nonprofit groups or schools received grants totaling $500,000. All of the programs operate/collaborate with a dietetic professional. Since 2002, the General Mills Champions® Program has invested more than $6 million in youth nutrition and fitness programs that have served more than 100,000 children across the country. Additional components of the initiative include sponsorship of the Presidential Active Lifestyle Awards (PALA), as well as the development of nutrition and fitness mentoring models. For example, the foundation supports the PALA program in Minneapolis Public Schools, where this year, some 11,000 2 nd through 8 th graders earned the PALA Award for completing the six-week fitness program.
Washington County, MN -Nutrition Progs For Seniors Public health and Environment nutrition programs for Seniors The Universityof minnesota Extension Service nutrition Education Program offers a group http://www.co.washington.mn.us/info_for_residents/public_health/food__nutrition/
Extractions: Senior Dining Programs (also called "congregate dining") offer nutritious, low-cost noon meals in a group setting. The price of the meal ranges from a suggested donation of $2.25 to $3.00. To arrange a meal please call the individual site before noon two days ahead of the day you're planning to attend. In Washington County the following sites offer congregate dining Monday through Friday: Home Delivered Meals Programs provide nutritionally balanced meals to homebound people unable to attend senior dining sites. Volunteers deliver the meals and provide an opportunity for daily contact and interaction. In Washington County the price ranges from three to four dollars. To access Meals on Wheels, call HSI at 651-275-5810.
Extractions: NUTRITION EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS Also available as PDF This paper is part of a series of nutrition policy profiles prepared by Prevention Institute for the Center for Health Improvement (CHI). Background The goal of nutrition education is to motivate participants to eat a healthy diet. Children are a very important audience for nutrition education because a healthy diet is essential for their normal growth and development, and because children are establishing food patterns that carry into adulthood. Good nutrition promotes not only better physical health and reduced susceptibility to disease, but has also been demonstrated to contribute to cognitive development and academic success. Left to their own devices, children will not automatically select healthy foods. Their innate preference for sweet foods makes them particularly vulnerable to the highly sugared cereals, soda, and candy that are marketed to them virtually from birth. In order to develop lifelong healthy eating patterns, children need to be introduced to a variety of nutritious foods in a positive manner.