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ASD says students, staff responding well to nutrition program changes
KTUU.com, Alaska - November 10, 2016

"Last year, before the menu was changed, I would go out to schools and come back with handfuls of complaints," said Laura Phillips, ASD Student Nutrition Food and Menu Manager. "I took notice, and decided, I'm gonna change this menu. We're going to make

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Almost $200000 cut from school district Nutrition Services
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Alaska - June 20, 2015

Nutrition Services, unlike most school district departments, is considered an âenterpriseâ fund. That is, its funds are kept separate from other departments. At the end of the year, Nutrition Services is expected to have balanced its revenues and

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Going on a 'money diet' opens opportunities
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Alaska - May 25, 2015

It's always a good idea to make plans for the diet. First, set a limit on the time you are going to go on a money diet. You might set up for a week, a month or longer. We can't completely go without spending money or you will soon find yourself out on

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Clues emerging about Arctic gene, diet and health
Alaska Dispatch, Alaska - November 30, 2014

Now, there is evidence that the historic diet based on foods like muktuk and seal and walrus meat has been imprinted on the genes of Inupiat, Yupik and other northern peoples, with health effects that are potentially dangerous for babies and young children but ...

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2 Your Health: Diet and nutrition for cancer patients
KTUU.com, Alaska - November 12, 2014

When Robert Heyne was diagnosed with stage three esophageal cancer in Nov. 2013, the large mass growing in his esophagus made it impossible for him to swallow. "Nothing was going past my esophagus so they had me on a liquid diet and I stayed on that

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Nordic diet a heart-smart alternative
Alaska Dispatch, Alaska - September 4, 2014

A Nordic diet is just as healthy as a Mediterranean one, a new study shows.The Nordic diet combines game meat, fish, berries, root vegetables, mushrooms, whole wheat bread and rapeseed oil. And the traditional diet seems to contribute to lowering the risk of cardiovascular ...

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Are nutrition standards for school meals too tough? Congress considers tweaks.
Anchorage Daily News, Alaska - July 11, 2014

The School Nutrition Association (SNA), representing 55,000 school nutrition professionals, is leading the push to delay or tweak some of the standards. The group says many students who paid for meals are opting out, revenues are declining, produce costs are rising ...

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Nutrition educators lead grocery store tours
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Alaska - June 9, 2014

FAIRBANKS â This summer UAF's Cooperative Extension Service nutrition educators in Fairbanks, Tok and Bethel will be leading grocery store tours to help individuals learn how to eat healthy and stretch their food budgets. According to Helen Idzorek

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Kathleen Parker: Like many good things, nutrition begins at home
Anchorage Daily News, Alaska - June 2, 2014

The newest war on women/children relates to the first lady's well-intentioned but disastrous school nutrition program, otherwise known as the Dumpster Derby.First to good intentions:Kudos to Obama for recognizing and trying to address childhood obesity. I

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Birthday cupcakes exempt from nutrition guidelines
KRBD, Alaska - April 15, 2014

Last week, the Ketchikan School Board adopted new student nutrition and physical activity guidelines, but only after inserting a âcupcake clause.âThe nutrition guidelines are part of the federal school lunch programâs standards, but reach beyond lunch. They

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Is diet soda as bad (for your teeth) as crack cocaine?
Alaska Dispatch, Alaska - May 27, 2013

Bassiouny's study looked at a woman in her 30s who drank two liters of diet soda everyday for three to five years.She stated that she chose diet soda because of her weight gain. She also admitted to not seeing a dentist for many years.Oddly, her bite was damaged ...

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ASD Student Wants Healthy Share of School Lunches' Nutrition Data
KTUU.com, Alaska - April 26, 2013

From her position on ASD's student advisory board, she's convinced officials to post nutrition facts in areas where students could easily see them, beyond the district's website."We thought that if the ingredients list was available for students, that they would ...

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Mission success through nutrition: The Army marks March as National Nutrition ...
Sourdough Sentinel, Alaska - March 15, 2013

One of the most important things we can each do to get and stay healthy is to eat a balanced diet high in nutrition. Eating right provides us with energy, endurance and helps us to perform our best.Good nutrition also improves concentration, facilitates clear thinking ...

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Nutrition expert explores Native health in isotope study
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Alaska - November 19, 2012

Her project, called âDeveloping a Novel Set of Diet Pattern Biomarkers Based on Staple Isotope Ratios,â began in 2006 and was funded by the National Institutes of Health. She, along with others in her laboratory, identified nitrogen and carbon stable

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Diet goggles are then newest in Japanese technology
Alaska Dispatch, Alaska - June 7, 2012

You'd have to wear huge diet goggles, which could be an awkward thing to throw on before a picnic or a romantic dinner.University of Tokyo researchers are trying to use computer technology to fool appetites, Discovery News reported.

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