Beware: Home Lunches May Not be Healthy

A commonly held assumption is that lunches made at home are usually more healthy than school lunches. Researchers analyzed lunches brought to school by elementary and middle school students in Houston and found the home-packed lunches contained significantly more sodium, less vegetables and less dairy than the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) allows. Most home…

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Grass Eaters?

I recently saw a graphic which had several panels, each with a caption under it. The first was labeled, “What others think I eat!” and pictured a field of grass. The seoncd said, “What my boss thinks I eat!” and pictured a bed of daisies. The final panel was labeled, “What I really eat!” and…

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Nutrients or Dietary Pattern and Depression

Many studies have examined the relationship between diet and depression. The studies largely look at individual nutrients rather than dietary patterns as a whole. In a recent study of 3485 men and women in England, a comparison was made between rates of depression of individuals eating a “processed food” diet and those eating a “whole food” diet.

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