News tagged with fruit

Farmers' market coupons up produce purchases for poor

(HealthDay)—Health Bucks, a farmers' market incentive coupon program, increases access to produce in low-income communities, according to research published online Aug. 29 in the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

Sep 15, 2013
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Natural defences against disease

Scientific studies show that dietary intake of flavonoids and related phenolics can reduce the incidence of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease - Europe's leading cause of death - and certain ...

Sep 12, 2013
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Commercial baby foods don't meet infants' weaning needs

UK commercial baby foods don't meet infants' dietary weaning needs, because they are predominantly sweet foods that provide little extra nutritional goodness over breast milk, indicates research published online in Archives of ...

Sep 09, 2013
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Ease of access improves fruit and vegetable consumption

Low-income communities have particular problems getting adequate fruits and vegetables because of limited access to supermarkets and farmers markets. A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that community-supported ...

Sep 03, 2013
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Why are some cells more cancer prone?

Cells in the body wear down over time and die. In many organs, like the small intestine, adult stem cells play a vital role in maintaining function by replacing old cells with new ones. Learning about the nature of tissue ...

Aug 27, 2013
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Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program. They say so many students refused the meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that their cafeterias ...

Aug 27, 2013
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