nutrition

Food
6:18 am
Tue June 24, 2014

School Nutritionists Work to Change Eating Habits

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School nutritionists from across the Commonwealth are trying to get more students to eat healthier meals during the instructional day.  About 700 school cooks, managers, and administrators are meeting for a statewide conference this week in Lexington.  Kentucky School Nutrition Association President Sabrina Jewell says 17,000 fewer meals are being served at schools across the state, and the lack of participation is causing a financial crunch for lunch programs in many school districts.

"Because our program is federally funded, we're based off of participation,” Jewell said. “So, if they don't eat, then we don't have the money to run our programs.  General school taxes and all, they don't pay for school nutrition.  We're paid off of the meals that we serve."

 

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Society
2:04 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Nutritionist Gives Practical Health Tips at Maiden Alley Event

Victoria LaFont, NTP, CGP
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"Common Sense Nutrition: Uncommonly Good Results" promises to be an entertaining evening of  nutritional myth busting and practical health tips with Certified Nutritionist Victoria LaFont at Maiden Alley Cinema, March 6. Kate speaks with LaFont on Sounds Good, for a preview of the informative event.

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Science
1:47 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Tips for a Heart-Healthy Valentine's Day from Southeast Dairy

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According to the National Confectioner's Association, Americans will spend $1.1 billion on Valentine's sweets this year, most of it chocolate. Kate Lochte speaks with Southeast Dairy's Nutrition Affairs Program Manager Laura Marbury who offers healthier alternatives for our consideration, and some tips for chasing away the effects of the flu.

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Society
4:09 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Eating Breakfast = Healthier Students, Better Students

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Southeast Dairy Association's nutrition affairs program manager Laura Marbury says new research shows that the most important lesson of the day for better students could be eating breakfast. Marbury is a registered dietitian, responsible for implementing nutrition programs for health professionals, educators and consumers throughout Tennessee and Kentucky. Prior to joining the Southeast Dairy Association, she served as a medical nutrition therapist at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, where she provided diet recommendations and education to oncology, obstetric and pediatric patients. She and Kate Lochte discuss breakfast eating strategies.

Education
12:11 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

KY Parents Think School Meals Should Be Healthier

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A new survey shows Kentucky parents think school lunches aren’t as nutritious as they should be. The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky's statewide report says eighty-eight percent of parents surveyed said schools should serve healthy food, but only one in four thought that’s what their children got.

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Health
6:00 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Health Food Education Funding Moved from PACS to Health Departments

Around $5 million in nutrition education funding is changing oversight agency. The Pennyrile Allied Community Services Executive Director Judy Peterson says state officials informed the office in July that as of October 1 funding for that program would go to local health departments.

State Nutrition Services Branch Manager Fran Hawkins says the state’s 59 local health departments will teach young children healthy eating habits. Hawkins says it makes sense to run the program through the health departments, rather than PACS.

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