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How universities can help scale back the 'Freshman 15'

Students typically gain weight in their first year of university. There are expressions to reflect this knowledge, such as the "freshman 15" in North America (which assumes students gain 15 pounds, or around 8kg) and "freshman ...

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Is label literacy a key to healthier food choices?

Health-related factors have a significant impact on the foods people buy. With the seemingly overwhelming number of products on shelves, a new survey offers insights into which information on food labels is most influential—and ...

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Santa calorie counting

Heated debates often flare in the festive season. Fuelled by the spirit of Christmas, controversial ideas can be flung flippantly across the table.

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Sticking to your diet while on the road

(HealthDay)—Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, resist taking a vacation from the smart eating strategies you follow at home.

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Encouraging children to order healthier foods in restaurants

Recent trends and findings suggest that families are spending more money eating out at restaurants. This trend is concerning to researchers, as children's menus at full-service restaurants generally do not follow nutritional ...

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