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By Shawn Radcliffec

  • Overall, children and teens are drinking less soda and energy drinks. But those who spend more time looking at screens consume more sugar and caffeine.
  • Drinking sugary or caffeinated beverages can increase the risk of obesity, diabetes, and other health issues.
  • Researchers examined the habits of 32,000 students for the study.
  • Overall, they found consumption of soda and energy drinks is down among teens.

Children and teens who spend more time watching TV or using electronic devices drink more soda and energy drinks, shows new research.

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By Danielle Nierenberg and Katie Howell

While COVID-19 is exposing fundamental flaws in the global food and agriculture system, it is creating the opportunity to reimagine honoring farmers and food workers and producing healthy, nutritious food. The virus is forcing people to press pause on their daily lives, so Food Tank has compiled a list of 34 movies and series to watch from home that remind us of the power of food.

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By Cathy Cassata

While you plan to stock up on groceries during the pandemic, you may be wondering which items with a longer shelf life are the healthier choices to add to your cart, and which are the unhealthy ones to stay away from.

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By Alina Petre, MS, RD (NL)

Pineapple juice is a popular tropical beverage.

It's made from pineapple fruit, which is native to countries like Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Kenya, India, China, and the Philippines.

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Avantium, a biochemical company in the Netherlands, is fundraising for a new project that will turn sustainably grown crops into a plant-based plastic. Avantium

While some are trying to clean up the plastic pollution in the oceans, and others are removing it from beaches, one company is looking to end the need for plastic bottles that last hundreds of years and are rarely recycled. A Dutch company is looking to fight the plastic crisis with a plant-based alternative that degrades in one year, as The Guardian reported.

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By Sharon O'Brien

Dietary fiber is the carbohydrate in plants that your body cannot digest.

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By Anne Danahy, MS, RDN

Purple potatoes are the eye-catching gems of the potato aisle.

Like other members of the potato family (Solanum tuberosum), they come from a tuber plant native to the Andes mountain region in South America.

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By Jillian Kubala, MS, RD

Throwing together a quick, nutritious meal requires a well-stocked kitchen. However, many popular healthy foods are highly perishable and must be used within a few days, causing many home cooks to burn through their food stores quickly.

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Four rolls of sourdough bread are arranged on a surface. Photo by Laura Chase de Formigny and food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post / Getty Images

By Zulfikar Abbany

Bread has been a source of basic nutrition for centuries, the holy trinity being wheat, maize and rice. It has also been the reason for a lot of innovation in science and technology, from millstones to microbiological investigations into a family of single-cell fungi called Saccharomyces.

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Some fruit drinks may appear to be healthier, but many can have high levels of added sugars. d3sign / Moment / Getty Images

By Kristen Fischer

Though the science has shown sugary drinks are not healthy for children, fruit drinks and similar beverages accounted for more than half of all children's drink sales in 2018, according to a new report.

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Environmental News for a Healthier Planet and Life

Help Support EcoWatch

Hill Street Studios / DigitalVision / Getty Images

By Shawn Radcliffec

  • Overall, children and teens are drinking less soda and energy drinks. But those who spend more time looking at screens consume more sugar and caffeine.
  • Drinking sugary or caffeinated beverages can increase the risk of obesity, diabetes, and other health issues.
  • Researchers examined the habits of 32,000 students for the study.
  • Overall, they found consumption of soda and energy drinks is down among teens.

Children and teens who spend more time watching TV or using electronic devices drink more soda and energy drinks, shows new research.

Read More Show Less
Pexels

By Danielle Nierenberg and Katie Howell

While COVID-19 is exposing fundamental flaws in the global food and agriculture system, it is creating the opportunity to reimagine honoring farmers and food workers and producing healthy, nutritious food. The virus is forcing people to press pause on their daily lives, so Food Tank has compiled a list of 34 movies and series to watch from home that remind us of the power of food.

Read More Show Less

EcoWatch Daily Newsletter

Woman wears medical mask while grocery shopping. Space_Cat / Getty Images

By Cathy Cassata

While you plan to stock up on groceries during the pandemic, you may be wondering which items with a longer shelf life are the healthier choices to add to your cart, and which are the unhealthy ones to stay away from.

Read More Show Less
Pexels

By Alina Petre, MS, RD (NL)

Pineapple juice is a popular tropical beverage.

It's made from pineapple fruit, which is native to countries like Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Kenya, India, China, and the Philippines.

Read More Show Less
Avantium, a biochemical company in the Netherlands, is fundraising for a new project that will turn sustainably grown crops into a plant-based plastic. Avantium

While some are trying to clean up the plastic pollution in the oceans, and others are removing it from beaches, one company is looking to end the need for plastic bottles that last hundreds of years and are rarely recycled. A Dutch company is looking to fight the plastic crisis with a plant-based alternative that degrades in one year, as The Guardian reported.

Read More Show Less
Pexels

By Sharon O'Brien

Dietary fiber is the carbohydrate in plants that your body cannot digest.

Read More Show Less
Jennifer A Smith / Moment / Getty Images

By Anne Danahy, MS, RDN

Purple potatoes are the eye-catching gems of the potato aisle.

Like other members of the potato family (Solanum tuberosum), they come from a tuber plant native to the Andes mountain region in South America.

Read More Show Less

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