Safeway might put its Canadian properties in a real estate investment trust, an executive told analysts. The company explored putting U.S. properties and its Property Development Centers in REITs but decided against it, the executive said.
A study that included almost 450,000 people found those who ate 160 grams or more per day of processed meats had an almost 44% higher risk of early death than those who ate 10 to 20 grams. Researchers recommended in BMC Medicine that people limit intake of processed meat to less than 1 ounce daily and said reduced consumption overall could lower the incidence of premature death about 3%.
Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., has introduced legislation to eliminate waste and close loopholes in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, with expected savings of $36 billion over 10 years. The legislation would restrict the use of other programs, such as those for welfare or home heating, to expand SNAP enrollment and would cut matching funds for employment and training programs, and nutrition education grants.
Registered dietitian Kari Kooi says dietary spring cleaning means choosing whole, unprocessed foods such as fruits and vegetables in place of processed meals that contain inferior ingredients. For clean eating, she recommends green powerhouse foods high in nutrients, such as asparagus, avocado, Brussels sprouts, kale and kiwi.
The Partnership for a Healthier America said up to 400 more hospitals that use Morrison Healthcare Food Services will join its healthy food initiative. Hospitals are asked to offer lower-calorie meals and healthy snacks and beverages, along with serving more fruits and vegetables. PHA board Chairman James Gavin said hospitals should lead the way in improving nutrition standards for patients, staff and the public.