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Nutrition Unscrambled

New Gluten and Soy Allergen information on ENC/AEB’s Website

Egg Nutrition Center and the American Egg Board often get questions about the possibility of gluten and soy in eggs. Dr. Steven Taylor from The Food Allergy Research and Resource Program (FARRP) at the University of Nebraska provided us some insight, which we have also placed on our website. Essentially people with gluten and soy …

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Childhood Obesity Roundtable

ENC hosted a roundtable on October 24 and 25th to discuss obesity and nutrition in children. Participants included research and clinical experts from Harvard, University of Illinois and University of Missouri, two Registered Dietitians – a school nutrition director and a private practice practitioner. We had a great discussion about strengths and gaps in current …

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October National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hi readers! Today we have one of our Registered Dietitian Advisors, Helenbeth Reynolds, blogger. Enjoy! Marcia October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer for women in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention; more than 200,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer …

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Recess Returning to Chicago Public Schools (CPS)

Some of the CPS schools are preparing to implement an important part of the school day that has been abandoned, recess (activity). Although I am happy to hear about this, at the same time it is a mere 20 minutes for the entire 7.5 hour school day. I do feel this is a step in …

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ENC’s Last Exhibit of the Year:American College of Nurse Practitioners Conference (ACNP)

Although ACNP is a smaller conference our message was very well received. Within the first hour of the hall opening we had over 80 participants come and talk with us. They were quite interested our research and information we could give them to talk about with their patients. This group was very receptive to cholesterol …

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Mythbusters: The Truth About Eggs

Wouldn’t it be fun to do the TV show Mythbusters but focused on Nutrition?? A recent “Eat this Not That” posting from Men’s Health looked at the Egg/Cholesterol myth. Kudos to them for busting the myth (you cannot eat eggs because of the cholesterol). As we say “An Egg a Day is OK!!” There are …

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A new look at middle aged weight gain

Books about middle age weight gain or abdominal fat accumulation, as it’s known in professional circles, are flying off the shelves as a record number of the US population enters their golden years. This generation, brought up on the fat phobic diet that made fat intake of any kind an inexcusable excess, is now seeing …

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Tricking the Body-Against Peanut and Egg Proteins Allergens

Researchers in a new preclinical study for Northwestern Medicine have tricked the immune system. They have figured out how to turn off a life threatening allergic response to peanuts (nut proteins). The investigators used mice (that were bred to mimic one with severe food allergies) and attached peanut proteins to leucocytes and reintroduced them into …

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The “Most Important Meal of the Day” is NOT so Important to Some Consumers

A recent NPD Morning MealScape 2011 study discussed that 31 million Americans still skip breakfast. This is a huge opportunity for health professionals. The public has heard (us) and the media talk about the benefits of breakfast, but this has not motivated much change in consumption. What can we do differently to help facilitate change? …

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National School Lunch Week

While we reflect and celebrate National School Lunch Week, we should still consider the future. Yes, school lunches have come a long way since President Harry Truman signed the 1947 National School Lunch Act. He stated, “In the long view, no nation is healthier than its children, or more prosperous than its farmers.” This still …

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