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Food-and Americas’ overconsumption of it-have become public health issues. We need therapy for what one expert calls our “national eating disorder.”
Examing nurse comfort eating

Eating better to help manage chronic stress

Like many nurses, you may experience stress frequently, both on and off the job. Chronic stress can alter your equilibrium (homeostasis), activating physiologic reactive pathways that cause your…

Environment, health, & safety

Developed by ANA and several other national organizations, the Principles of a Healthy, Sustainable Food System can help consumers make positive food decisions.
Examing nurse comfort eating

Examining nurse comfort eating

Many years ago I found myself standing in the frozen food section flirting with the prospect of buying a mouth-watering strawberry cheesecake. I rationalized buying it by convincing…

Harvard issues new Healthy Eating Plate

Nutrition experts at the Harvard School of Public Health have issued the Health Eating Plate, a visual guide for eating healthy. Read more and access the plate.

IOM calls for reduced sodium intake in U.S.

Access “Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake in the United States,” a report from the Institute of Medicine at “http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2010/Strategies-to-Reduce-Sodium-Intake-in-the-United-States.aspx”. It’s estimated that reductions in sodium could prevent more…

Study: Exercise may reduce food craving

A study from Brigham Young University found that 45 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise in the morning reduces a person’s motivation for food. The study also found that participants…

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