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Childhood Obesity

Jan 19, 2009

Taxes on sugary drinks, but will it make the difference? Childhood obesity prevention strategies

A tax on soda and sugary drinks is being proposed in some states as a way to fight childhood obesity. In New York, for example, they are proposing an 18% tax on these type of beverages. But is this the direction we should be moving in our fight to im...
Jan 19, 2009

Healthy Monday Tips- Family activities lead to healthy habits

Build healthy habits together as a family this winter. Skate at an ice rink. Pop popcorn with a hot air popper. Shovel snow and build an igloo. Stroll after dinner with the dog (don't forget to carry a flashlight). Mondays are a great day to ren...
Jan 12, 2009

Childhood obesity prevention tips to combat unhealthy food advertising

With the increasing reports about the childhood obesity epidemic, the high-sugary, high-fatty food manufacturers are jumping quickly on the bandwagon to position themselves as advocates for healthier eating with new healthier foods and advertising poli...
Jan 12, 2009

Healthy Monday- Small changes add up for family nutrition

This Monday, resolve to think small. Bold resolutions to overhaul your family's entire diet and exercise regime may fall flat in no time. But you can reach any goal with one focused step at a time. Small changes, done consistently, add up to big i...
Jan 09, 2009

Kids nutrition study: Fast foods don't meet the nutrient requirements your kids need

This is the first nutrition study to really examine the nutrients in fast food kids meals. The study reported: 25% of kids, 4 t0 8 years of age, eat fast food on a typical day 97% did not serve kids meals that provided the recommended nutrition kids...
Jan 05, 2009

Set your family up for a success with your New Year healthy resolutions.

This is that time of the year, where we are all (yes, me too!) are gung-ho to start our New Year's Resolutions. Did you know that most people will have abandon their goals within 90 days?Maybe part of the problem is that we look at it as a "New Year"...
Dec 12, 2008

What does your Nutrition Ad say to your child?

There has been a great deal of press over a new study released this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research claiming that a US ban on fast food advertisements during children's TV time would reduce the number of overweight children. According...
Dec 08, 2008

Healthy Monday: Send holiday desserts home with your guests

Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help your family start the week off on a Healthy Note!Having a holiday party at your house. Send all the gooey dessert leftovers home with your guests ...
Dec 04, 2008

Desperate Housewives struggles with healthy food choices

Ohhh Gabrielle, how she made us all laugh with her sudden realization that she needed to lose weight quickly before Carlos could regain his sight. But a common trap we all fall into is the quick fix and the lack of the "big picture".Wasn't it just a fe...
Dec 03, 2008

New studies link overweight children to older hearts

At the American Heart Association some new studies were reported on but not released yet. One study has found that kids who are obese are showing signs of heart disease. We know that young children who are overweight or obese may have high cholestero...
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