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Mar 13, 2009

Another reason family meals promote a healthy family

We have all heard this so many times: It takes about twenty minutes for our stomachs to feel full But after a busy day, rushing around, it is easy for us to scarf our meal down in 10 minutes flat. My husband can do 5!But eating that fast, doesn't ...
Mar 11, 2009

Alliance Healthcare Initative tackles childhood obesity head on

An alliance of health groups and insurance companies recently announced an initiative that will assist in battling one of America's biggest health problems in children: obesity.Insurance companies will usually not pay for anti-obesity services like cou...
Mar 09, 2009

Childhood obesity- too many reasons not to take action

We want to keep our kids eating healthy and prevent childhood obesity with: early nutrition education positive healthy food associations healthy parent role modeling daily activity developing good habits while they are young Why is this so imp...
Mar 06, 2009

Kids like Eating Cool Vegetables with Cool Names

A recent study was presented at the School Nutrition Association's annual meeting. The study tested the response of kids to vegetables and fruits:186 kids were given carrots to eat as part of their lunch on certain daysthe same kids were given carrots ...
Mar 02, 2009

TV snacking can be contributing to childhood obesity- obesity prevention tips

A new study conducted by Dr. Diane Jackson from the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health showed that children, ages 2-6 who spend more time in front of the TV tend to be heavier. The study followed 89 children between the ages of 2-6 years old fo...
Mar 02, 2009

Healthy Monday- Help the kids find the rainbow colors in fruits and vegetables

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with your family by finding a rainbow -- of vegetables. At the store, challenge your children to find as many different colors of vegetables as they can -- purple cabbage, red peppers, white cauliflower, green beans. ...
Feb 27, 2009

Portion sizes - follow the three S rule to keep portions at a healthy serving

Portion sizes. There has been a great deal of studies done on why our portion sizes are getting bigger and the psychology of portion sizes. I thought I would share a few interesting facts to think about: The average person will eat 25-50% more food w...
Feb 20, 2009

Will a fat Barbie or Superman send the right message to fight childhood obesity?

There was mixed responses from a bold move created by the Active Life Movement: Barbie . This is a wonderful organization that is committed promoting healthy living. In their fight against childhood obesity, they attempted to send a strong mess...
Feb 18, 2009

Fighting childhood obesity movement focuses on babies

We used to think a chubby baby was a sign of a healthy baby. How many times have we heard someone say " that is just baby fat, they will lose it when they grow!"Well for many babies that is not the case. We now know that if a baby gains too much weight...
Feb 16, 2009

Healthy Monday- Keep your healthy family goals on track

If your new year's resolutions have run aground, don't bail out. Simply pause and begin again today, and every Monday. Write down small, specific goals and one realistic change to make each week. Then recommit on Mondays to your healthier lifestyle. Us...
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