Nutrition & Wellness

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Minn. city adds grand prize to wellness scorecard initiative

5/22/2015

  • The Brainerd Daily Dispatch (Minn.)

The Brainerd, Minn., City Council approved a grand prize of one extra vacation day for a wellness program scorecard initiative in which employees earn points by participating in wellness activities. A… Read More

Digestive Health SmartBrief

News and information about GI health

Digestive Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The American College of Gastroenterology

GIST patients may be at higher risk of additional cancers

5/20/2015

  • Healio (free registration)

Having a gastrointestinal stromal tumor may raise a patient's risk of other cancers developing before and after a GIST diagnosis, according to research from the University of California San Diego Moor… Read More

SmartBrief for Nutritionists

News for health and wellness professionals

SmartBrief for Nutritionists

N.C. lawmakers OK bill to fund "food desert" produce program

5/22/2015

  • The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)

The North Carolina House approved a bill to create the Healthy Food Small Retailer Fund, with $1 million to help convenience stores in "food deserts" offer fresh fruits and vegetables. The produce wou… Read More

SNA SmartBrief

School nutrition news

SNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: School Nutrition Association

N.H. district works to boost breakfast participation

5/21/2015

  • New Hampshire Public Radio

Breakfast participation is 30% higher at one school than other district elementary schools since an in-class breakfast program was launched -- with participation up 20% among students from low-income … Read More