Purple Potatoes

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… a “Hot” potato prized in Ancient Peru may be key to curing cancer?

In the 16th century, the Inca people ruled most of South America from their mountain capital in Cusco, Peru.  To manage this vast territory, the Incan empire cultivated fighting skills, Continue reading

Pasta Made from Green Banana Flour a Tasty Alternative for Gluten-Free Diets

New option for patients with celiac disease, study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reports

People with celiac disease struggle with limited food choices, as their condition makes them unable to tolerate gluten, found in wheat and other grains. Researchers from the University of Brazil Continue reading

Online Nutrition Courses: Fad or Growing Trend?

Most of us have heard of Phoenix, no, not the mystical bird or the capital of Arizona, but the online university. According to the Babson Survey Research Group, enrollment in online courses is growing faster than overall higher education offerings due to various reasons like the economic downturn. With the increase in demand for online education, a study in the March/April 2011 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior explores nine online nutrition courses.

Since nutrition courses meet general education science requirements and professional education needs in dietetics, medical, nursing, and other allied health curricula, nutrition is among the many postsecondary subjects commonly taught online.    Investigators from the  Continue reading