Food waste: a global problem that undermines healthy diets

The call came as the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said that 17 per cent of all food available to consumers in 2019, ended up being thrown away. An additional 132 million people face food and nutrition insecurity today because of the COVID-19 pandemic, FAO said, ahead of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, on Wednesday 29 September. Global problems The problem of food waste is a global one and not limited to wealthy nations alone, said Nancy Aburto, Deputy Director of FAO’s Food and Nutrition Division Economic and Social Development Stream, speaking at a press…

Adopt healthy lifestyle, avoid single-use plastic: DU’s advice to colleges | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: Delhi University (DU) has issued an advisory to colleges on adoption of sustainable environmental practices within the institutions.Adoption of a healthy lifestyle, reduction of single use plastic and reduction of e-waste are some of the practices laid down.In a notification issued, the university said, “To realize the goals of sustainable environmental practices, all are encouraged to spread awareness, assimilate and adopt practically doable life actions.”Urging institutions to become “pro-planet,” and ensure meaningful contribution towards safeguarding our environment and ecology, the university said, “Plant trees to reduce the impact of pollution, avoid purchasing products or souvenirs made from skin,…

Social media ‘likes’ were found to positively influence healthy food choices

Credit: DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2021.105424 Social media users who view images of healthy foods that have been heavily endorsed with ‘likes’ are more likely to make healthier food choices, a new study has found. The research, by psychologists from Aston University’s College of Health and Life Sciences, found that study participants who viewed highly liked mock Instagram posts of fruit and vegetables at a significantly higher proportion of grapes than cookies, with consumption of grapes increasing by 14 percent more calories , compared to those who viewed highly liked high calorie foods. The study, which is published in the scientific journal Appetite,…

DeSantis signs Live Healthy bills meant to train, retain health-care workers – Orlando Sentinel

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a package of bills Thursday that supporters say will help improve access to health care, increase the number of doctors in Florida and address issues such as mental-health treatment. “What they (state leaders) are tackling right now are some of the biggest challenges that we face in the Sunshine State, and that’s access to health care in a reliable, reproducible, sustainable kind of way,” said Tampa General Hospital President and CEO John Couris, who took part in a bill-signing event in Bonita Springs. “There are critical shortages in the health care workforce. We’ve seen…

Americans More Likely To Choose “Healthy” Food (That’s Vegan) Than “Vegan” Food

Register for free to listen to this article Thank you. Listen to this article using the player above. Want to listen to this article for FREE? Complete the form below to unlock access to ALL audio articles. There may be a simple way to convince meat eaters to consume vegan food, according to a new USC study: Don’t call the food “vegan.” Americans were far less likely to choose a gourmet gift basket without meat or dairy if it was labeled “vegan” or “plant-based,” according to a nationally representative survey of more than 7,500 US adults. By contrast, labeling…

North Jersey counseling center owner admits health care fraud

Listen to this article This week in Newark federal court, Maria Cosentino, the owner of Bergen Alliance Counseling Services, admitted her role in a health care fraud scheme involving hundreds of false claims. Cosentino, 60, of Garfield, owned the center. The business provided counseling services and mental health treatment to children, families, couples and adults. Prosecutors from the US Attorney for the District of New Jersey’s office had charged Cosentino with participating in a health care fraud scheme. She pleaded guilty to the charges March 19 before US District Judge Katharine Hayden. “She admitted that for years she submitted false…

Historic 21.3 Million People Choose ACA Marketplace Coverage

Marketplace enrollment climbs nearly 5 million higher than previous year The Biden-Harris Administration announced 21.3 million people selected an Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace plan during the 2024 Open Enrollment Period. Total plan selections include more than five million people — about a fourth — who are new to the Marketplaces and 16 million people who renewed their coverage. Notably, open enrollment continues in four states and Washington, DC, through January 31. “For decades, when it came to federal programs we could depend on to keep Americans covered, three were always top of mind — Medicare, Medicaid, and Social…

Claims hospital staff at The London Clinic tried to access Kate Middleton’s private health records referred to police

In short: UK Health Minister Maria Caulfield says she’s told police to probe “severe and serious” allegations about the conduct of staff at the hospital where the Princess of Wales had abdominal surgery earlier this year. Claims that hospital staff attempted to access the princess’s private health information hit the British press on Tuesday What’s next: The UK’s data-protection watchdog has also announced it is probing the allegations. Britain’s health minister says she’s asked police to investigate claims that staff at the hospital where Kate, Princess of Wales, had surgery in January, attempted to access her private medical records. The…