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Food As Punishment: Giving U.S. Inmates 'The Loaf' Persists

Food As Punishment: Giving U.S. Inmates 'The Loaf' PersistsLisa Brown for NPRIn many prisons and jails across the U.S., punishment can come in the form of a bland, brownish lump. Known as nutraloaf, or simply "the loaf," it's fed day after day to inmates who throw food or, in some cases, get violent. Even though it meets nutritional guidelines, civil rights activists urge against the use of the brick-shaped meal.Tasteless food as punishment is nothing new: Back in the 19th century, prisoners
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Worried about your child’s weight? Here are some effective, research-backed things you can do – and not do – to support your child’s healthy relationship with food and body image.You may have heard that Weight Watchers recently launched “Kurbo”, an app targeting kids as young as 8 years old – despite stating that the “Health and Weight Loss Coaching for Kids, Teens, and Families” app “is not designed for kids”.The app uses a traffic light system to designate foods as being good or bad (using
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If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works.Healthline Diet Score: 4 out of 5 Weight Watchers is one of the most popular weight-loss programs in the world. Millions of people have joined it hoping to lose pounds. In fact, Weight Watchers enrolled over 600,000 new subscribers in 2017 alone. Even high-profile celebrities like Oprah Winfrey have found weight-loss success following the program. You might be curious as to what makes it so popular
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There is just something about eating your food…with your hands. For the raw foods enthusiast, those new to the lifestyle, or for those needing a healthy meal on the run, these wraps will have you incorporating more nutrient dense foods daily.GREEN WRAP BASICSA wrap is a combination of food in which there is typically an outside “shell” and a semi-damp inside combination of ingredients. The shell— in this case a green leaf of some kind—acts as a carrier for consuming the inner ingredients, just
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Americans have a love-love relationship with food—we love making it, eating it, and taking pictures of it. But America’s cozy relationship with food is complicated—nearly 72% of the population struggles with being overweight, the average American eats 3,600 calories a day, and 1 in 3 Americans are at risk for nutrient deficiencies. Why? It’s all because of something called the “Western Diet” AKA the “American Diet.”What is the Western Diet?Nearly 60% of the Western Diet is made up of cheap
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Named after the lush wine country region in California, the Sonoma Diet was created by Connie Guttersen, RD, PhD, a registered dietitian. The plan stresses portion control and healthy eating for weight loss and promises a smaller waist and improved health in only 10 days.The Sonoma Diet mirrors the Mediterranean diet, which means it emphasizes whole grains, produce of many different colors, and the healthy fats in nuts and fish, says Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, author of the Flexitarian Diet and
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Since it’s debut in February 2015, the MIND Diet has drawn headlines for its promise to reduce the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s. We think this attention is well deserved. The MIND Diet is not only a smart step to brain health, it’s also a great way to eat healthily. In January 2016, a U.S. News panel of diet experts ranked MIND as #2 Best Diet, the #1 Easiest Diet, and the #3 Best Diet for Healthy Eating. That’s three really good points for checking out MIND. Here are five more
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Wondering how to introduce and incorporate sweets into your child’s life in a healthy way? Here are some ways to approach this that we think will help kids develop a healthy relationship with sweets (and all food) in the long run.Regardless of the type of diet your family follows, one of the most important things you can do for your kids is to help them develop a healthy relationship with food.It’s frustrating that there are so many outside influences that can derail kids from instinctively
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Shangri-La DietBackgroundPsychology professor, Seth Roberts promises freedom from hunger, cravings and food obsession on his Shangri-La Diet. Roberts claims his diet is “almost as easy as taking a pill, and a hundred times safer and less expensive.”The underlying theory behind the diet is that the body has a ‘set point’ which is the weight that it naturally endeavors to maintain. The basis of Roberts’ approach is that the ‘set point’ can be reduced to a lower weight by consuming small
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New research adds to the mounting body of evidence that eating more plant based foods and fewer animal ones may contribute to a healthy heart and cardiovascular system.Eating more vegetables and less meat contributes to a healthy heart, new research suggests. Eating more vegetables and less meat contributes to a healthy heart, new research suggests.Not only is eating fewer animal products good for the planet, but it is also good for your health, as more and more studies suggest.Particularly, a
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Overview The Scarsdale diet was created in the 1970s for weight loss purposes. By drastically reducing carbs and calories, it’s meant to act as a rapid weight loss aid. People on the diet eat three meals per day consisting of 43 percent protein, 22.5 percent fat, and 34.5 percent carbohydrates. They also drink at least 4 cups of water per day. These percentages will theoretically reduce calories. This high-protein diet is intended to be followed for either 7 or 14 days. Snacking is not allowed
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Review ArticlePharmacognosy & Ethnopharmacology Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow 226001, IndiaReceived 31 January 2013; Revised 29 May 2013; Accepted 3 June 2013Academic Editor: Tanawan KummalueAbstractFood is the major source for serving the nutritional needs, but with growing modernization some traditional ways are being given up. Affluence of working population with changing lifestyles and reducing affordability of sick care, in terms of time
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