Stories tagged: nutrition
Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
WSU study links Spokane childhood obesity to parental fear in low-income neighborhoods with high crimes rates and busy streets
A major Washington State University study that linked childhood obesity in Spokane to factors beyond control of kids and their families found that fear, especially in low-income, high-crime neighborhoods in …
Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
The district will continue its scratch-cooking program and will be offering smoothies to students at middle and high schools in the next school year. Though staff reductions hit lunchrooms hard, …
UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 5:15 p.m.
A new study says preschoolers on U.S. government food aid have grown a little less pudgy. The research published Tuesday offers fresh evidence that previous signs of declining obesity rates …
Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
A genetically modified variety of wheat with built-in enzymes to break down gluten have been produced in laboratories. Now, the researchers are hoping to refine the idea in an effort …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 7:52 p.m.
A majority of inmates at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center in Connell have launched a hunger strike.
Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Halloween should not be about replacing caramels with stickers. Instead, every day should be about parents acting as role models to teach children to develop a healthy relationship with food.
Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
After more than a half-century, and countless, obsessive calculations on how many points you have to spend on your diet, Weight Watchers officially ceased to exist. On Monday, WW was …
Sun., July 15, 2018
Since 2003, food production within Washington’s Department of Corrections has shifted towards larger, industrial-scale operations. But while the move has generated cost savings, some inmates and their advocates also see …
Fri., July 13, 2018, 6 p.m.
It’s also good to remember that it’s not just sweet foods that have sugars. They’re in a lot of the foods we eat, like sliced bread, salad dressing, and ketchup, …
Wed., June 27, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Two recent studies have tackled this question and highlighted promising, but different, strategies on cutting cravings.
Thu., May 10, 2018
The joint disease osteoarthritis is thought to be on the rise, partly because of active baby boomers and higher U.S. obesity rates. It occurs from the wearing down of protective …
Tue., March 6, 2018
Half of all Americans, however, drink soda on any given day – an average of two to three cans per day, in fact. If you’re consuming the “hard stuff,” regular …
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
If you’ve got a pipe in your pocket or a vape pen in your purse, chances aren’t real good you’re also hiding six-pack abs under your shirt.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Stretching from late October to New Year’s, the holidays bring on an abundance of tempting treats and sweets, along with those buffet spreads. Spokane health professionals offer some strategies to …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 7 p.m.
Tips for families on how to eat more healthfully on the cheap
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, noon
But now there is a glimmer of hope for those of us who crave the snap and fizz of a can of diet soda getting cracked open, content in the …
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 5 p.m.
In fall 2014, a $300,000 grant from Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation launched a three-year nutritional outreach through Second Harvest at three Spokane-area elementary schools: Lidgerwood, Bemiss and Trent. These sites …
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
You’re concerned about your child’s eating habits at school. How can you communicate nonmedical concerns with the teacher without sounding like a pesky parent?
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 5 p.m.
The concept of eating a “plant-based” diet is tossed around frequently, but it’s a label that can be confusing. Some people shy away from the notion because they assume that …
Mon., July 24, 2017, noon
Warm weather for hiking and camping, light late into the evening that allows for more time outdoors after work for exercising or entertainment, and a region that produces a buffet …
UPDATED: Tue., June 13, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
The Food and Drug Administration is delaying a rule that would require food companies to label their products with a revised nutrition facts panel.
Sun., May 28, 2017
Junior Mints, with their whiff of medicinal virtue, may be the perfect candy. Unless we consider Peanut M&Ms, offering protein and the smugness of legume consumption. Or perhaps Kit-Kats and …
Mon., May 22, 2017, 5 p.m.
If all that lost food were put on people’s plates, it would be enough to provide more than 190 million adults with 2,000 calories of energy every day, according to …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Michelle Obama on Friday criticized a Trump administration decision to delay federal rules aimed at making school lunch healthier, saying kids will end up “eating crap” instead.
Sun., May 7, 2017
Under fire from some health groups, changes to school lunch policies get thumbs up from local school nutritionists
Local school nutritionists applauded changes made to school lunch nutrition policies this week. The changes, which maintain current rules about sodium levels, milk fat content and whole grains, were announced …
Mon., May 1, 2017, 5 p.m.
Hydration is great. But the problem is that these drinks’ flavor essences, mostly citric and other fruit acids, cause significant tooth erosion
Mon., April 3, 2017, 7 p.m.
It hasn’t been a great decade for fans of grain consumption – not even whole grains. Popular diet books like “The Paleo Diet,” “The Wheat Belly Diet” and many others …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 7 p.m.
When you spend several hours a day at work, it pays to make those hours healthy ones for both body and mind. Making some simple, smart choices throughout your workday …
Mon., March 27, 2017
Second Harvest has started kids cooking classes that are impacting family decisions for healthier eating – from wheat flour for making pizza dough to homemade shamrock smoothie shakes.
Mon., March 20, 2017
A top 10 list of common but easy-to-repair nutrition mistakes.