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Regional Variation in Use of Complementary Health Approaches by U.S. Adults

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Maps/Geography,Statistics

Presents estimates of the four most commonly used complementary health approaches among adults aged 18 + in 9 geographic regions.  Finds the leading non-conventional health approach in the U.S. was the use of nonvitamin, nonmineral dietary supplements with such use highest in the Mountain, Pacific and West North Central regions.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Special Report: FAO/WFP Markets and Food Security Assessment Mission to the Central African Republic

Categories: Africa,Food/Nutrition,United Nations

Warns of dire food shortages in conflict-wracked Central African Republic, which is described as being on the brink of economic and social collapse.  From the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Programme


Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism

Proposed rule to require domestic and foreign food facilities to protect food from contamination by acts of terrorists.   From the Food and Drug Administration


Why Are Americans Consuming Less Fluid Milk? A Look at Generational Differences in Intake Frequency

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Statistics

Declining consumption since the 1970s reflects changes in the frequency of milk consumption, rather than changes in portions. Compared to the 1970s, Americans are now less likely to drink milk with midday and evening meals. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Relationships between Housing and Food Insecurity, Frequent Mental Distress, and Insufficient Sleep Among Adults in 12 U.S. States, 2009

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Housing/Homelessness,Mental Health,Statistics

Finds strong links between housing and food insecurity and insufficient sleep.  Calls for programs to reduce housing and food insecurity to determine whether sleep and mental health improve.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Laws/Regulations

Official wording from the Federal Register notice about the proposed rule changes relating to food labels. From the Food and Drug Administration


FDA Proposed Updates to Nutrition Facts Label on Food Packages

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

Press release with details and examples of current and new proposed label formats.  From the Food and Drug Administration


White House and USDA Announce School Wellness Standards

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition

Press release which describes proposed school wellness guidelines including a ban on marketing unhealthy foods to kids in school cafeterias.  From the Department of Agriculture


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