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Childhood Obesity

Jan 27, 2010

Slow it down, smaller food portions and electronic plates for overweight kids

Do we need an electronic plate to help kids learn to eat healthy food portions?  According to a new study published in the British Medical Journal, a new computerized "plate" is more successful in helping overweight children and teens lose weight than ...
Jan 22, 2010

New childhood obesity study tells us convenient store snacks can be adding to many calories to your child's diet.

New childhood obesity study from University of Montreal indicates that how close a child lives to a convenience store promotes childhood obesity.Well, it makes sense.  Convenience store carry food items that are processed and usually high in fat and/or...
Jan 13, 2010

Pediatric nurse develops 12 part series to help parents with overweight children.

If your child is overweight and you are worried about how to best help them lose weight in a healthy way, I recommend seeing your pediatrician and having a meeting set with the pediatric dietitian.But there are also a great deal of good, credible resou...
Jan 01, 2010

Happy New Year from Nourish Interactive

Just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that another year has rolled by. We believe that the best way to fight childhood obesity and keep our kids healthy is through early fun nutrition education. We thank...
Dec 28, 2009

Food industry still marketing fatty- sugary foods to kids despite their promise to stop!

Are we surprised by the latest report indicating that the food and beverage industry has failed to live up their commitment to change their marketing practices to children? I have to say, I am not.The US Council of Better Business Bureaus initiated a ...
Dec 18, 2009

Healthy habits for preschoolers -How does your home compare with the ideal

In my last blog, I shared with you a new report grading how well childcare facilities provided healthy eating and physical activity for children under their care. The report also discussed the "Model Child Care Regulation for Healthy Eating and Physic...
Dec 16, 2009

Child care settings are graded on healthy habits for preschoolers - No A's for this group!

It is surprising to read that 24.4% of children ages 2 - 5 years old are either overweight or obese.  That means that 1 out of every 4 preschooler is overweight/obese.   I know that I am always talking about the family setting and what can be done to h...
Dec 09, 2009

School nutrition- new report tells government school meals need to be healthier

The National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program affect the nutrition of millions of children across America by providing low cost or free lunches during school time. You might be surprised to know that in 2007, these national progra...
Dec 04, 2009

President Obama plays football-video encouraging kids to get off the couch and be active

We know Michelle Obama has been promoting healthy eating and being active to kids but it looks like President Obama has joined in.In a new public service announcement, President Obama is seen playing football promoting physical fitness activity as part...
Nov 25, 2009

Fun Nutrition Games help Kids love healthy eating!

It's Thanksgiving tomorrow and the kids will be home from school for a few days. If the kids are home and playing on the computer, video or watching TV, have them try playing some games that will teach them about eating healthy in a fun way. ...
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