The Importance of Breakfast Consumption to Nutrition of Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults


Abstract Breakfast consumption has been identified as an important factor in nutrition, especially during growth stages. This article discusses data from nearly 2,500 children, adolescents, and young adults in Louisiana and considers the impact of breakfast consumption on their nutritional well-being. The importance of breakfast consumption relative to school performance 1,2 and dietary adequacy 3–10 recently has received attention. Several ...

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The Difference Between Complete and Incomplete Proteins


Eating sufficient protein on a daily basis is important for keeping our bodies functioning efficiently. Without it, everything from our immune systems to our hair can take a hit. But when it comes down to it, the type of protein you eat matters, too. Protein can be divided into two categories, complete and incomplete, based on its chemical structure. Knowing ...

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Dietitians Highlighted During Nutrition Month


March is ‘Nutrition month,’ and Dietitian’s Day is celebrated by many countries on March 8th. “Dietitians ensure each person they work with gets appropriate nutrition for his or her individual needs. In Bermuda, 75% of adults are overweight or obese, 12 % have diabetes and 33% have high blood pressure or high cholesterol,” the Health Ministry noted. Minister of Health ...

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Kid's Menu Portion Sizes: How Much Should Children Be Served?


Abstract Extra-large portions served at restaurants put consumers at risk of overweight and obesity, including children. Developing standards for portions sizes for kids’ menus could reduce the risk that children will be served more food than they need for normal growth. We reviewed the calorie content of foods offered on kids’ menus at franchised restaurants and US Department of Agriculture ...

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Starbucks Collaborates With Lilly Pulitzer on S’well Water Bottles


If there’s one thing Starbucks pretty much always gets right, it’s getting us excited for each passing season with limited-edition drinks, special color cups, and timely collaborations. In keeping with that tradition, the coffee chain announced today that it would be releasing a collection of Lilly Pulitzer-designed S’well water bottles some time this week. The four limited-edition bottles are covered ...

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Carnival Goers Urged To Protect Against Zika


The Department of Health is urging people “travelling to Trinidad and Tobago for the upcoming carnival to protect themselves against Zika virus, which is present in Trinidad and Tobago.” Minister of Health and Seniors, Jeanne Atherden said, “I urge carnival goers to protect themselves against the Zika virus due to its potential to cause health problems, in particular developmental problems ...

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Starbucks Just Introduced a New Cookie Butter Bar


Starbucks has done it again. The coffee giant has already proved itself an expert when it comes to creating decadent treats to munch on along with our Venti lattes and iced Americanos. But its latest baked item is especially tempting: The newly introduced Cookie Butter Bar is a mouthwatering spin on a dessert classic. For all the cookie aficionados out ...

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Health Council Releases Health Accounts Report


The Health Council has released its National Health Accounts Report, which details Bermuda health system finance and expenditure for fiscal year 2014-2015. A spokesperson said, “According to the World Health Organization [WHO], countries ‘cannot manage what they cannot measure.’ “The 2016 National Health Accounts Report allows Bermuda to compare itself to other countries using a standard framework for tracking resources ...

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Why You Should Stop Peeling Vegetables


Perhaps the most tedious part of cooking any meal is peeling vegetables. It always adds about 10 minutes extra onto prep time, at least. And, when everything is said and done, we’re often left with a pile of unusable carrot and celery skins that we end up throwing away and feeling bad about. Even though our moms insisted we do ...

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First Laparoscopic Kidney Removal At BHB


Hundreds of nephrectomies [removal of kidney] have been performed in Bermuda over the years, however the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] said they have now recorded the first case of a patient having the procedure done laparoscopically. A spokesperson said, “Urologist Dr Gordon Kooiman joined BHB last December. A specialist not only in urology but also laparoscopic surgery, he quickly received a referral ...

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