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March 2nd, 2011 - 9:00 pm § in obesity

Color Me Yummy!

March is National Nutrition Month®. The campaign is part of the American Dietetic Association’s effort to educate and focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices, developing healthy eating and physical activity habits.  It was started back in the 70s as a week and has exp[...]

January 13th, 2011 - 10:24 pm § in obesity

New Rules Call for Healthier Lunches

The school lunch overhaul proposed today by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is a giant leap in the right direction for tackling obesity in America. The proposed rules would gradually reduce sodium, limit starchy vegetables, ban most trans fats, require fat-free or lowfat milk, increase whole grain[...]

November 17th, 2010 - 4:00 pm § in obesity, Running Through My Mind

TOTS!!!

Last night on Glee, Sue Sylvester rose to the ultimate power—principal. When her initial plan to seize power failed (firing Beiste) she looked outside her office and saw massively obese children and decided to ban tater-tots from the school and advocate healthy eating. I truly believe that Ms. Syl[...]

July 25th, 2010 - 4:32 pm § in obesity

Food Fight

At least 1/3 of kids’ diets come from cafeteria lunches, ones that can cause obesity, heart disease and high blood pressure later in life. A new study from the University of Michigan Health System found that middle-school kids who regularly eat school-provided lunches, compared with those who brin[...]