Student taste-testers at Gloria M. Sabater Elementary School in Vineland, N.J., sampled healthy menu items and then scored them by circling a happy, OK or sad face on a ratings sheet. Diane Holtaway of the Rutgers Food Innovation Center was not surprised by the good response and said children "are more adventurous than you'd think" and will try new things in small quantities.
The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board is striving to protect bond issuers and retail investors through proposed rule changes and guidance. The board is seeking feedback on its proposals, which are meant to ensure that dealers and underwriters comply with instructions from issuers when selling bonds to individual investors.
Juicing using fresh fruits and vegetables and "juice fasting" both mean a liquid diet used for a short time, says registered dietitian Heather Sylvester. People who receive chemotherapy or have diabetes or nutritional deficiencies should avoid juicing, but Sylvester says healthy people can safely use it, in moderation, to replace one meal as part of a weight-loss program.
Dehydration can be a dangerous problem for older adults who may have lower thirst sensation and not realize they need liquids, says registered dietitian Debby Krzesni. Diuretics and other medications and health conditions also can contribute to dehydration, and the elderly should make it a habit to have a favorite beverage at each meal and for snacks.
Baking gluten-free foods with pea or bean flour, rather than rice flour, could make them more nutritious, says registered dietitian Shelley Case. She says products made with rice flour or corn, potato and tapioca starches are low in fiber, protein, vitamins and iron.