Top News: ThanksgivingFoodAndHealth

Here are the top read news for #ThanksgivingFoodAndHealth:

umh-mottteendiet1xServing Teens with Special Diets: A Tricky Thanksgiving Recipe:

One in 6 parents say their teen has tried a diet that is vegetarian (9 percent), gluten-free (6 percent), vegan (4 percent) or paleo (2 percent) in the past two years, according to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at the University of Michigan. The diet changes aren’t always harmonious. More than half of parents in the Mott poll say the special diets caused conflicts at holiday and family gatherings: Read more



food-safety-hurricane-matthew-100616-1-300x214UF/IFAS tips for safe holiday meal preparation:

With the holidays approaching, you want the turkey and stuffing – or whatever you’re preparing – to be safe to eat, and consume again as leftovers. To help you, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences food expert gives tips to make your culinary delights safe. Amy Simonne, a professor in family, youth and community sciences at UF/IFAS and a nationally recognized food safety expert, says you should keep in mind many food-safety tips, including the following: Read more


gravy-baby-d9e130454582adb3b740936c1a741a3866bb187d-s800-c85Heinz Recalls Hundreds Of Cases of Gravy Just Ahead Of Thanksgiving:

The labeling mishap was for Heinz HomeStyle Bistro Au Jus Gravy. The jars in question were inadvertently labeled Heinz Pork Gravy and may contain milk and soy. The Food and Drug Administration issued an alert via Twitter citing “undeclared milk and soy” in the HomeStyle. There are concerns that the gravy could be dangerous for people with certain food allergies: Read more



The Scripps Research Institute of Florida . January 2010Scripps Florida Scientists Find Surprising Answers to ‘Food Coma’ Conundrum:

Researchers found that after a meal, flies increased sleep for a short period before returning to a normal state of wakefulness. Their response varied according to food intake—flies that ate more also slept more. Further investigation of specific food components showed that while protein, salt and the amount eaten promoted sleep, sugar had no effect. “The protein link to post-meal sleep has been mostly anecdotal, too, so to have it turn up in the study was remarkable,” Ja said: Read more



chocturkeyHave You Started Defrosting Your Turkey Yet? Don’t Wait Too Long:

In a little more than 48 hours, many of us will be sitting down to a Thanksgiving meal that probably includes a turkey. Some of us will have to wait longer or just eat something else because the person responsible for said turkey didn’t take it out of the freezer until Thursday morning: Read more