You can also add custom recipes and personal foods so you don’t have to keep entering dishes you made by their component ingredients. LoseIt also syncs with a number of activity trackers and smart scales, including the Fitbit, Jawbone Up, Withings Smart Scale, Nike Fuelband, and more. It can also connect with external apps and services like Runkeeper and MapMyFitness to pull in your activity data. The LoseIt community is active and robust, and the “challenges” tab will help you stay on your toes and take your fitness and diet goals to the next level. Track your exercise and weight loss goals in the webapp or mobile apps, and more. LoseIt’s basic features are all free, but LoseIt recently unveiled LoseIt Premium for $40/yr that extends the service’s nutrition and activity tracking features, includes some apps and services that free users don’t get, and offers more reporting tools so you can see where you are and how far you’ve come.
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Online Health and Nutrition Store, WholeSoulNutrition.com, Launches Healthy Choices for Kids
Canned oranges and chocolate milk. Its hardly a feast, but dont tell that to the children for whom this meal makes all the difference. The experience of a food bank running a summer lunch program for needy children in rural Tennessee shows that more ways must be found to feed the millions of children who go hungry when schools let out. The Posts Eli Saslow recently told the story of a converted school bus that travels the hills of Appalachia in Tennessee to take food to needy children. It was a heart-rending portrait, made all the more poignant by the fact that the need it depicted exists in every part of the United States. A recent study by the nonprofit Feeding America ranked the District second in the nation for child food insecurity, defined as not having access at all times to enough food for healthy living. The group estimates that one in four children in the nation experiences food insecurity.
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In U.S., Less Than Half Look at Restaurant Nutrition Facts
The owners of Whole Soul Nutrition believe our children’s health should be at the forefront of everyday eating. As parents themselves, the owners know how hard it can be to juggle home, kids, careers, school, sports, etc. and still have to provide sound healthy snacks and meals for our families. In their commitment to providing natural nutrition, Whole Soul Nutrition has purposefully searched for healthy food products just for kids! Their selections are not only healthy but taste good and are the types of foods that kids love.
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Getting children the nutrition they need
Other restaurants added nutritional information to their menus prior to the Affordable Care Act’s passage in 2010 to meet city or state requirements, to be transparent with their customers about the nutritional content of their food, or to respond to pressure from health groups. While menu labeling in restaurants is a new federal requirement, the federal government has required all packaged food to have nutritional labeling since 1990. As a result, Americans may be more accustomed to looking for nutritional information on packaged foods. Men, Young Adults Less Likely to Pay Attention to Nutritional Information There are some differences in the attention Americans pay to nutritional information among key demographic groups: Women are more likely than men to pay a great deal or fair amount of attention to nutrition information on food packages, 73% to 61%, and on restaurant menus, 49% to 36%. Young adults aged 18 to 29 are the age group least likely to say they pay attention to nutrition information.
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