Multitasking can hurt your work productivity, but also may lead to other self-control issues, research finds. An Emory University study suggests that switching your mindset constantly can, for example, deplete your ability to stay on a diet or maintain an exercise regimen.
An online survey of 1,000 Americans found that 9% correctly estimated the number of calories they need daily and 9% tracked their intake, according to the International Food Information Council Foundation. Registered dietitian Robyn Flipse said tracking calories is critical to controlling weight, and that it's important for everyone to know their daily calorie requirements, which vary by individual.
A study in Pediatrics of about 7,000 children found that those who were given bedtime bottled milk up to age 2 had a 30% increased risk of obesity by age 5½ compared with those who didn't have milk at bedtime. Researchers said that parents are overfeeding their children by continuing to give bottled milk after they are eating solid foods.
In a global study from Ipsos Marketing, consumers ranked vitamins as the most important benefit from food and drinks, followed by protein, minerals, fiber, omega-3 and antioxidants. "Recent scientific breakthroughs about the potential of vitamins to prevent and alleviate serious health conditions will open doors to innovation for food and beverage companies," said an Ipsos executive.
Hy-Vee stores have started a program called "Fast. Fit. Food!," a six-week program of nutrition classes and meal plans based on food sold in the stores. Participants can sign up for the classes and food or only purchase the food, which is sold in a series of grocery sacks containing meals and snacks.