Allison Aubrey http://wfpl.org en Nutrition Labels To Get Long-Overdue Tweaks http://wfpl.org/post/nutrition-labels-get-long-overdue-tweaks If you're perplexed about how to make healthy choices when you're shopping for food, you're not alone. We've all puzzled over a food label that was confusing and hard to follow.<p>But some help may be on the way, as I <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/02/25/282589156/new-food-label-aims-to-make-healthy-decisions-easier">reported</a> on <em>All Things Considered</em> Tuesday.<p>The nutrition facts panel, which is required on all packaged foods, is about to get a makeover. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:40:20 +0000 Allison Aubrey 8713 at http://wfpl.org Nutrition Labels To Get Long-Overdue Tweaks Sacrificing Sleep Makes For Run-Down Teens — And Parents http://wfpl.org/post/sacrificing-sleep-makes-run-down-teens-and-parents When NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health asked parents and caregivers in our new <a href="http://media.npr.org/documents/2013/feb/Children%20and%20Weight_Summary.pdf">poll</a> whether getting a good night's sleep is important, families overwhelmingly told us that sleep is a high priority.<p>But almost all said that it's difficult to pull off. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 13:41:54 +0000 Allison Aubrey 4271 at http://wfpl.org Sacrificing Sleep Makes For Run-Down Teens — And Parents Research: A Little Extra Fat May Help You Live Longer http://wfpl.org/post/research-little-extra-fat-may-help-you-live-longer Being a little overweight may tip the odds in favor of living a long life, according to a new analysis. Researchers say there may be some benefit to having a little extra body fat.<p>This isn't the first time researchers have raised questions about the link between body weight and how long someone will live. Wed, 02 Jan 2013 12:04:24 +0000 Allison Aubrey 3220 at http://wfpl.org Research: A Little Extra Fat May Help You Live Longer