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July 26, 2010

Apps For Healthy Kids, IFIC 2010 Food & Health Survey Part I: Overall Health and Diet, How Important is Breakfast? and more!

In this month's issue of Food, Nutrition, & Science from The Lempert Report:  Apps For Healthy Kids, IFIC 2010 Food & Health Survey Part I: Overall Health and Diet, How Important is Breakfast? and more!

These days, there’s a food application for just about everything. There are apps to help with grocery lists and those that rate restaurants, apps that count calories, and apps that provide food safety news. There are even apps to help consumers pair wine with their meal. Now, the First Lady and the USDA are challenging people of all ages to create apps that drive children and teens to eat better and be more physically active.

In this month's Shoppers and Trends, although the degree of satisfaction with overall health status is relatively high, there are disconnects in consumers’ awareness of the relationship between diet, physical activity and calories, according to the recent 2010 Food & Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes Toward Food Safety, Nutrition & Health, commissioned by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation. The study, now in its fifth year, found that most Americans want to improve their health, but that a number of them may be uncertain on the steps they should be taking toward achieving that goal.

And in this month's, Health & Wellness, children and adolescents that eat breakfast have healthier nutrient profiles and a lower prevalence of obesity as compared to their non-breakfast eating counterparts, according to a recent study from Baylor College of Medicine, Louisiana State University AgCenter and Texas Woman’s University, published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. The study looked at cross-sectional data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1996-2006) from 9,600 children and teens between the ages of nine and 18.

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