Nutrition & Wellness

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Ark. county uses wellness plan to keep health costs down

11/20/2014

  • Baxter Bulletin (Mountain Home, Ark.), The

Baxter County in Arkansas is implementing a wellness program for employees to reduce costs and allow it to keep providing health coverage at no cost to workers. The program is voluntary but requires e… Read More

Digestive Health SmartBrief

News and information about GI health

Digestive Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The American College of Gastroenterology

Look beyond yogurt for healthy probiotics, nutritionist says

11/17/2014

  • WGNO-TV (New Orleans)

Yogurt is not the only food plentiful in probiotics or "good bacteria," which may aid the digestive and immune systems, says dietitian Molly Kimball. Buttermilk, kefir, kombucha, cottage cheese and sa… Read More

SmartBrief for Nutritionists

News for health and wellness professionals

SmartBrief for Nutritionists

Heart patients may see mental health benefits from home exercise

11/20/2014

  • HealthDay News

A study says adults with coronary heart disease who walked or bicycled at home at least three times per week had a 12% reduction in feelings of hopelessness. Researchers told the American Heart Associ… Read More

SNA SmartBrief

School nutrition news

SNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: School Nutrition Association

USDA, Wash. state district work with students following boycott

11/19/2014

  • Wausau Daily Herald (Wis.) (tiered subscription model), The

A student-led boycott of school meals in a Washington state district led the U.S. Department of Agriculture to reach out and offer more education about the federal standards that sparked the protest. … Read More