Health and Wellness
National Dairy Council and General Mills Foodservice to Award $50,000 in Grants to Fund K-12 Schools Breakfast ProgramsJune 19th, 2012Fuel Up Breakfast Grant Applications Accepted through July 31, 2012
The National Dairy Council has partnered with General Mills Foodservice for the fourth consecutive year to offer Fuel Up Breakfast Grants - providing children an opportunity for a nutritious breakfast aimed at jumpstarting their school day. Schools looking to develop or expand their breakfast programs can apply to receive up to $2,000 in funding through the grant program.
- June 19th, 2012March of Dimes and Farmers Insurance Working to Give More Babies Healthy Start in Life
The March of Dimes and Farmers Insurance is asking everyone to wear purple to show support for healthy babies and the 7th annual Farmers Be a Hero for Babies Day on Thursday, June 21st.
- June 19th, 2012
Peaches, plums and nectarines have bioactive compounds that can potentially fight-off obesity-related diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to new studies by Texas AgriLife Research.
- June 18th, 2012Balanced Meal-Themed Plate and Placemat Introduce Five Food Groups to Toddlers
In recognition of Eat Your Vegetables Day on June 17, Munchkin Inc., designer and manufacturer of clever infant and toddler products, today introduced the Balanced Meal Toddler Plate and Balanced Meal Reusable Placemat, designed to help parents educate children about healthy eating habits at an early age.
- June 18th, 2012
The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) launches the Food Allergy Campaign
>>Life-threatening allergic reactions in children, such as anaphylaxis, increased 7-fold in the last decade
- June 15th, 2012Dermatologist Offers a Refresher Course in Sunscreen 101 with Tips on Selecting a Sunscreen
"Consumers can be overwhelmed by the large number of sunscreen products available and because of that they avoid using sunscreen all together, resulting in sunburn and overexposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation," said board-certified dermatologist Henry W. Lim, MD, FAAD.
- June 15th, 2012
Dr. Stanton Peele's extensive research concludes that there is no evidence that biological or genetic mechanisms have been identified for addictive behavior or that addictive behavior is therefore inherited.
- June 15th, 2012
Latest allergy research presented at world's leading Congress on Allergy and Immunology in Geneva (EAACI Congress 2012)
47 percent of atopic eczema in babies occur due to stress during pregnancy
Up to 40 percent of Europeans suffer from hay fever
Falls are no laughing matter: National Safety Council promotes the prevention of slips, trips and fallsJune 15th, 2012
The National Safety Council on June 17 will launch its Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls week, sponsored by Grainger, as part of National Safety Month, an annual observance to educate and encourage safe behaviors around top causes of preventable injuries and deaths.
- June 14th, 2012
A major new report on the dramatic toll Alzheimer's disease is taking on women in the US, who are shown to be the primary caregivers for loved ones, reveals an increasing cost to their personal and professional lives as well as their pocketbooks.