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Tennessee Department of Agriculture announces Fruit, Vegetable Cost Share Opportunity Increased

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee farmers who want to access additional markets and increase food safety can now do so with less expense. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) will reimburse qualified producers who become Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certified.

These producers can get 75% of the GAP certification inspection reimbursed, up to $1,500. That is, double the amount available last year.

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BACH Dietitians launch Nutrition Mini-Series for beneficiaries Sheltering at Home

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – The Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) Nutrition Care Division representatives launched a four part mini-series to discuss basic nutrition and hydration, nutrition and immunity, fueling for fitness, and dietary supplements. The first segment is about seven minutes long and can be found on the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/BACH.FortCampbell

“There are a lot of factors that contribute to a Soldier’s overall readiness and nutrition is certainly one of them. We wanted to produce the series to continue to educate about nutrition and the different topics that relate to Soldiers and beneficiaries across the military health system,”said 2nd Lt. Jason Nepa, an Army dietitian at BACH.

U.S. Army Dietitian Capt. Erica Jarmer, from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, kicks off a four-part nutrition mini-series Wednesday, May 20th to reach Soldiers and other beneficiaries stuck at home learn about nutrition basics. Since they can’t hold face-to-face nutrition classes on Fort Campbell due to the current pandemic, Jarmer and U.S. Army Dietitian 2nd Lt. Jason Nepa will travel the information super highway to reach you. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

U.S. Army Dietitian Capt. Erica Jarmer, from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, kicks off a four-part nutrition mini-series Wednesday, May 20th to reach Soldiers and other beneficiaries stuck at home learn about nutrition basics. Since they can’t hold face-to-face nutrition classes on Fort Campbell due to the current pandemic, Jarmer and U.S. Army Dietitian 2nd Lt. Jason Nepa will travel the information super highway to reach you. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Vegetables Market Experiences Growth of 238% Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

 

Research and MarketsDublin, Ireland – ResearchAndMarkets.com published a new article on the vegetables industry, “Vegetables Market Grows by 238% as Consumers Anticipate Shortages of Fresh Produce”

Sales of Fresh Vegetables With a Longer Shelf-Life Rises.

Sales of Fresh Vegetables With a Longer Shelf-Life Rises.

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American Heart Association reports Adding High-Quality Plant-Based Foods to Diet decreases risk of Deaths from Heart Disease and other causes

 

American Heart Association Meeting Report

American Heart AssociationHouston, TX – As long as you don’t count French fries and soda as healthy choices, it’s never too late to increase your longevity and cut your risk of heart disease death by adding fruits and vegetables to your diet, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2019, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in population based cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.

Even in middle age, adding healthy plant foods such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables to your diet may reduce the risk of death from heart disease and other causes. (American Heart Association)

Even in middle age, adding healthy plant foods such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables to your diet may reduce the risk of death from heart disease and other causes. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says a Diverse Diet may not be the healthiest one

 

American Heart Association Scientific Statement

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Encouraging people to eat a wide variety of foods to ensure they meet all their dietary needs may backfire, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association that provides an overview of recent scientific studies.

“Eating a more diverse diet might be associated with eating a greater variety of both healthy and unhealthy foods” said Marcia C. de Oliveira Otto, Ph.D., lead author of the statement published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. “Combined, such an eating pattern may lead to increased food consumption and obesity. 

Scientific evidence to date does not support the notion that eating a diverse diet is healthy or promotes a healthy weight. (American Heart Association)

Scientific evidence to date does not support the notion that eating a diverse diet is healthy or promotes a healthy weight. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says Multivitamins do not promote Cardiovascular Health

 

American Heart Association Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Taking multivitamin and mineral supplements does not prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death, according to a new analysis of 18 studies published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.

“We meticulously evaluated the body of scientific evidence,” said study lead author Joonseok Kim, M.D., assistant professor of cardiology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “We found no clinical benefit of multivitamin and mineral use to prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death.”

Multivitamins and mineral supplements do not prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death. (American Heart Association)

Multivitamins and mineral supplements do not prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says “Weird” Veggies are favorites you just haven’t tried

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A stranger is just a friend you haven’t yet met, the saying goes. The same is true for the unfamiliar vegetables that will be showing up at farmers markets and in community supported agriculture (CSA) boxes this summer.

As the national movement toward eating more fresh and local produce grows, so does the need for more variety. Other, less nutritive foods are tempting if you grow bored with a limited roster of vegetables and recipes.

Many vegetables that are unfamiliar at farmers markets are actually items we already enjoy at restaurants.

Many vegetables that are unfamiliar at farmers markets are actually items we already enjoy at restaurants.

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American Heart Association says High Protein Diet associated with small increased Heart Failure Risk in Middle-Aged Men

 

Circulation: Heart Failure Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – For middle-aged men, eating higher amounts of protein was associated with a slightly elevated risk for heart failure than those who ate less protein, according to new research in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal.

Despite the popularity of high protein diets, there is little research about how diets high in protein might impact men’s heart failure risk.

For middle-aged men, eating higher amounts of protein was associated with a slightly elevated risk for heart failure than those who ate less protein. (American Heart Association)

For middle-aged men, eating higher amounts of protein was associated with a slightly elevated risk for heart failure than those who ate less protein. (American Heart Association)

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Vegetables may help protect Elderly Women from hardening of Neck Arteries according to American Heart Association

 

Journal of the American Heart Association Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Elderly Australian women who ate more vegetables showed less carotid artery wall thickness, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Cruciferous vegetables including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts proved the most beneficial.

Eating more cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli was associated with less carotid artery wall thickness among elderly women. (American Heart Association)

Eating more cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli was associated with less carotid artery wall thickness among elderly women. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Buy Locally Grown Flower and Vegetable Plants With Confidence

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Are you a gardener gearing up for the growing season? Local farmers markets, on-farm greenhouses, and retail garden centers are filling with gorgeous flowers and vegetable plants that promise bountiful harvests.

Experienced plant lovers know that sometimes plants can look beautiful in the store, but will soon wilt once planted. Worse, they can bring bugs and blights into your home.

For confidence in the plants you buy, buy Tennessee grown plants first.

For confidence in the plants you buy, buy Tennessee grown plants first.

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