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Posts Tagged ‘United States’

Truly Unmissable: “Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death” – watch, learn and laugh…

In Over-nutrition on July 31, 2012 at 3:46 pm

See the latest from Dr Greger, and you will thank me… Just one side effect: Dr Greger is truly addictive! More than junk food. For sure.

From his daily blog, Dr Greger says:

“Death in America is largely a foodborne illness. Focusing on studies published just over the last year in peer-reviewed scientific medical journals, Dr. Greger offers practical advice on how best to feed ourselves and our families to prevent, treat, and even reverse many of the top 15 killers in the United States.”


Now, you: spread the word.

Are Healthy Foods Really More Expensive? It Depends on How You Measure the Price

In Over-nutrition on July 26, 2012 at 12:02 pm

by Andrea Carlson and Elizabeth Frazao

(reblogged from the USDA web site).

Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-96) 50 pp, May 2012

Cover image for eib96Most Americans consume diets that do not meet Federal dietary recommendations. A common explanation is that healthier foods are more expensive than less healthy foods. To investigate this assumption, the authors compare prices of healthy and less healthy foods using three different price metrics: the price of food energy ($/calorie), the price of edible weight ($/100 edible grams), and the price of an average portion ($/average portion). They also calculate the cost of meeting the recommendations for each food group. For all metrics except the price of food energy, the authors find that healthy foods cost less than less healthy foods (defined for this study as foods that are high in saturated fat, added sugar, and/or sodium, or that contribute little to meeting dietary recommendations).

Keywords: food prices, price metrics, NHANES, price of healthy foods

In this publication…

Charts and graphs (in .png format) from this report are available in the .zip file listed below. The .zip file also contains a document (readme.txt) that lists the name and title of each chart or graph file.

America’s Obesity Crisis: ‘The Weight of the Nation’ Films Garner Two Emmy Nominations

In Over-nutrition on July 26, 2012 at 11:31 am

from the US Institute of Medicine (IOM):

“The Weight of the Nation,” a four-part documentary film series developed as part of a national obesity prevention campaign spearheaded by HBO and the Institute of Medicine in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and Kaiser Permanente, was nominated for the Emmy award for Outstanding Nonfiction Series. A companion short film titled “The Weight of the Nation for Kids: The Great Cafeteria Takeover” was nominated for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Children’s Nonfiction, Reality, or Reality-Competition Program

Watch the movie parts here:




Film Trailer: “The Weight of the Nation”

In Over-nutrition on May 10, 2012 at 8:12 pm

In the US, IOM and CDC say: “…this may be the first generation of children who will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents…”.

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