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Childhood Obesity

Sep 02, 2009

Slow Food sends a strong message to Congress with Eat-In set for Labor Day

On Labor Day, the Slow Food Organization (clever, opposite of "Fast Food") is promoting a national "Eat In"An Eat-In (part potluck and part sit-in) is a peaceful way for people all over the country to join together to raise awareness and send a very im...
Aug 26, 2009

Childhood obesity listed as number one concern amongst parents.

The annual survey taken by the University of Michigan, CS Mott Children's hospital has just been released. This survey interviews adults about their concerns regarding children's health in their community.Here are the 2009 results: For a second year...
Aug 24, 2009

Childhood obesity on the rise requires new category - severe obesity

New research that will be published in September has more compelling data about the need for early nutrition education.Researchers looked at the data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) ov over 12, 384 children. Their st...
Aug 21, 2009

Simple solution to get kids eating their school lunch.

With our continued concern with the economy, it got me thinking about how to avoid "wasting" money.Yeah, wasting money, throwing money away! As your kids get ready to go back to school, I am reminded of a study I read last year in September.A study fu...
Aug 19, 2009

Cool Cups Healthy Snacks for Kids Offers Discount for Back to School

I was contacted by Cool Cups to try their kids gel snack pack. What caught my eye was the fact that it was made with all natural ingredients. It is difficult to find healthy pre-packaged snacks that don't have chemicals, preservatives and other unna...
Aug 17, 2009

Back to school - help kids make healthy food choices in the school cafeteria

It is that time again! Summer passed by fast and now it is back to school! This means many kids will be buying their lunch in the school cafeteria.Of course, the best option is to have your child bring their lunch from home so together you can create ...
Aug 14, 2009

Alliance for a Healthier Generation awards 114 schools for outstanding health and nutrition environments.

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation has named the 114 outstanding schools in the US.  These schools are recognized  for building healthy learning environments for students and staff, receiving a bronze, silver or gold award.These schools are to b...
Aug 12, 2009

What's on your plate helps kids learn about our food system from other kids

I just found about a film called What's On Your Plate? It was created by, a nonprofit organizationThis is a film is a documentary that follows the lives of two eleven year old inner city kids as they explore their place in ...
Aug 05, 2009

Is childhood obesity child abuse or society abuse?

There has been a lot in the news lately about the child who reached 555 pounds. The mother was charged with child neglect. Now a debate is underway whether she can be charged with child abuse.A child doesn't go from 90 pounds to 555 pounds overnight,...
Aug 03, 2009

Help your child learn to do a pull up and keep them physically fit

Kids need to learn about the importance of being physically fit when they are young, before the habits are formed. Before they are overrun with commercials about junk food and how it is to eat them (you even get a toy sometimes!)Being able to do a pul...
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