Nutrition & Wellness

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Survey: 36% of companies track cost of employee absences

7/24/2014

  • Business Insurance (tiered subscription model)

An employer survey found 36% of respondents measure the financial impact of employee absences. The Aon Hewitt 2014 Health Care Survey said companies can improve wellness, absence management and worker… Read More

Digestive Health SmartBrief

News and information about GI health

Digestive Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The American College of Gastroenterology

Harvard physician envisions future uses for probiotics

7/21/2014

  • LiveScience.com

Future research may show a role for probiotics in preventing obesity and allergies and treating autism symptoms, said Dr. Allan Walker of Harvard Medical School. He said while the scientific evidence … Read More

SmartBrief for Nutritionists

News for health and wellness professionals

SmartBrief for Nutritionists

Exercise may help people with depression quit smoking

7/24/2014

  • Science World Report

Exercise may make it easier for smokers diagnosed with depression to kick the habit, according to a study in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Researchers found participants had reduced nicotin… Read More

SNA SmartBrief

School nutrition news

SNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: School Nutrition Association

Colo. district reports increased food waste

7/23/2014

  • Journal-Advocate (Sterling, Colo.)

Federal requirements mandate that students take certain items in the cafeteria line, including fruits and vegetables, resulting in increased food waste in a Colorado district. Foodservice Director Kay… Read More