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A Spotlight on Low-Income Older Adults

Research has long shown that lower-income Americans face unique barriers to good health. The 2017 Food & Health Survey builds on this body of research while identifying new ways in which income affects nutrition knowledge, health priorities, perceived health status and food purchases. Low-income older adults are especially unique in their use of nutrition information and the barriers they face when it comes to eating healthy.

Food for Thought This Healthy Aging Month

Healthy Aging Month is a great time to consider how beliefs and behaviors around food change as we age.  Aside from what is often a distinct set of beliefs about nutrition, and an evolving set of eating behaviors, older adults also have different nutritional needs than their younger counterparts.

2017 Food & Health Survey: Food Confusion

Americans are confronted with nutrition and food information all the time. It can come from all angles: the news, friends, social media and advertisements. But much of that information is conflicting, making deciding what to eat more complicated.

Healthy Eating on Campus: 101

Imagine that the minivan is packed with fresh twin XL sheets and too many plastic drawers and bins to bother counting. You get to campus to unload and before you know it, your teary-eyed family drives away leaving you on your own. With this moment comes a new-found independence and the responsibility of making your own decisions for the first time- including decisions about what to eat!

Food Waste 101

Food waste is a huge issue piling up on the world’s dinner plate. And, while the U.S. is fortunate to enjoy one of the most productive and plentiful food supplies in the world, our abundance has also created an enormous trash pile.

News Bite: Don’t Fall for These 5 Pregnancy Nutrition Myths

Fearing all fish? Cutting all coffee? Figuring out what to eat during pregnancy can be tough.

But don’t despair! You don’t have to give up all your favorite foods or follow some crazy strict diet to eat healthy during pregnancy. The first step towards taking control of your eating habits during pregnancy is to arm yourself with information. Check out our new post on The Bump’s blog. This article will help you separate nutrition myths from fact… and maybe even rest a little easier. 

Put Your Best Fork Forward for National Nutrition Month

Happy National Nutrition Month! This year, is challenging us all to “Put Our Best Forks Forward.” This theme is a reminder that every bite can be one more step toward a healthier eating pattern.

If you’re a parent, you probably understand the importance of being a healthy eating role model for your kids. Putting your best fork forward as a healthy eating role model can help your kids build healthier habits just by following your example.

Becoming America’s Next Top (Food) Role Model

No one said that being the “food police” was an easy job. Between catering to picky eaters and working around busy schedules, sometimes it’s hard to get the whole family excited about a healthy meal. Parents are the most likely to feel the brunt of this family dining dilemma. According to a recent University of Michigan survey, only about one-third of parents think they are doing a good job helping their kids eat healthier.

A Guide for Starting Solids [INFOGRAPHIC]

Your baby needs only one type of food for the first six months of life. Health organizations recommend exclusive breastfeeding, or iron-fortified infant formula, for this first stage. But after that, things can get a little confusing. Many caregivers have questions about the process of starting solids. This infographic provides a simple timeline to help you make sense of the process of introducing solid foods.

How to Eat Out Mindfully [INFOGRAPHIC]

When was the last time you ate at home, alone, in a quiet room, with enough time to enjoy your meal at a leisurely pace? Can’t remember? Me neither.