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,…

Toodle-oo, Timbits: NL’s health authority cuts sweets from some facilities under healthy food policy

NL Health Services has banned the sale of donuts and Timbits from the Tim Hortons location at the Health Sciences Center in St. Louis. John’s as part of a new healthy food policy. (Kate Bueckert/CBC) NL Health Services has banned the sale of donuts and other sweets in some of its facilities — including the Health Sciences Center in St. Louis. John’s — under the first phase of its new healthy food policy, and chips and chocolate bars are up next. The authority’s health food policy was adopted in 2022, according to Natalie Moody, NL Health Services director of public…

Stony Brook Medicine Inspires Kids to Create and Eat Healthy Food Through Cooking Classes

STONY BROOK, NY, August 15, 2023 – Studies have shown that having confidence in the kitchen leads to fewer fast food meals and more meals as a family to strengthen a healthy lifestyle. A study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior also highlights that young adults with strong cooking skills are more inclined to eat healthy as an adult. This summer, kids are getting to experience food moving from farm-to-table and work on building healthy habits through unique cooking and nutrition classes at Stony Brook Medicine. Credit: Stony Brook Medicine/Kali Chan Stony Brook Medicine is committed to helping…

Strength training is vital for women’s muscle health. But protein is also key: Shots

This tuna, chickpea and parmesan salad bowl packs a protein punch, which is crucial for building muscle strength. Allison Aubrey/NPR hide caption toggle caption Allison Aubrey/NPR This tuna, chickpea and parmesan salad bowl packs a protein punch, which is crucial for building muscle strength. Allison Aubrey/NPR If you’ve seen your loved one take a bad fall – like my mother did a few months ago – you know the importance of muscle strength. Muscle mass peaks in our 30s and then begins a long, slow decline. Muscle-loss, also called sarcopenia, affects more than 45% of older Americans, especially women. “As…