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Feb 18, 2015

10 banned foods that we should all stop eating

When I read this list of banned foods, I have to say that I was very concerned. There are a few things on this list that I eat. It is scary to think that other countries have already banned these foods and we haven't! You think that in the U...
Sep 03, 2014

Kids LiveWell Initiative Offers Parents and Kids Healthier Choices

With school starting up, some of us may find ourselves running out of time and rushing to the nearest restaurant for a family meal. Now I am a strong advocate of cooking and eating at home for so many reasons. I was raised that way and for...
Mar 26, 2014

Will the new food label changes proposed really make a difference?

A new food label is being proposed by the FDA. The FDA is proposing to update the Nutrition Facts label found on most food packages in the United States. The Nutrition Facts label, which was introduced 20 years ago, helps families make informed ...
Mar 24, 2014

How much sugar is your family really eating?

I talked a little bit about sugar last week. Did you ever wonder how much sugar your family is actually consuming? You might not want to know! The American Heart Association stated that adults consumed about 22.2 teaspoons a day (335 calo...
Mar 21, 2014

New study suggests some kids have greater preference for salt and sugar due to biological make-up

Are kids really hardwired to crave sweet foods? Is it really part of their biological make-up? Hmm. According to a recent study* it might be true. Scientists at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia that biology may be the reason ...
Feb 28, 2014

Can you say "Please don't pass the salt"

As we leave February, day of National Heart Month, and we enter March, National Nutrition Month, I thought it fitting to say a few words about salt. I chose salt because too much salt is associated with high blood pressure leading to heart disea...
Jan 17, 2014

Price increase on sugar drinks may show decrease in sales

New study is showing that increasing the cost of sugary drinks may actually be decreasing sales. A study conducted by Harvard University studied the impact of increasing the cost of sugary drinks by one cent per ounce. Sugary drinks were dri...
Aug 07, 2013

How much sugar in your child's candy?

Kids are home and they are snacking. Sometimes they eat because they are hungry and other times, they might be just plain bored. Or maybe you are driving to a family vacation trip like camping and you are picking up snacks to keep the kids fed wit...
May 29, 2013

Are kids losing their sweet tooth?

Can all our focus on healthy eating finally making a difference with kids? According to some hopeful statistics, we may be seeing a shift in kids eating habits. A recent study released by the NPD group reported that*: Looking at the 20 m...
Oct 10, 2012

Jolly Green Giants makes fruits and vegetables fun for kids!

I love this video and thought I would share it with you. What I love about is are the key message: Make vegetables and fruits fun! That is what we need to do. We need to join together in a FUN FIGHT against the fast food and high fat/high ...
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