Healthy Home Cooking

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat.

Home cooking can be healthy, and evidence from a study demonstrates it. At the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, researcher Julia Wolfson examined national survey data from more than 9,000 people from 2007 to 2010. She looked at how often people cooked at home and what was in the food they ate:

“The more frequently people cooked, the better their diet quality was, as measured by calories, fat, sugar, carbohydrates and fast food consumption.”

People who cooked dinner at least six times a week had the healthiest eating patterns, but Wolfson says the more people cooked at home, the better their eating patterns were.

The study presented at an American Public Health Association meeting was supported by the National Institutes of Health.

Learn more at healthfinder.gov.

HHS HealthBeat is a production of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I’m Ira Dreyfuss.

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