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Decoding the Mystery of Food Labels

Companies do their best to convince us their products are good for us, even if they aren't. Do words like "all-natural" and "organic" mean "healthy"? Not necessarily.
Posted 7/30/2010  12:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 42 comments   17,959 views
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We Know Diet Pills Don't Work, But We're Still Buying

Even though we know they aren't likely to work, a lot of us are still spending big bucks in the hopes that diet pills will help us reach our goals more quickly and easily. Why?
Posted 7/23/2010  6:09:32 AM By: Jen Mueller : 90 comments   24,090 views
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Do Glucosamine and Chondroitin Alleviate Joint Pain?

For many years, people have been searching for ways to alleviate joint pain. Research has shown that products like glucosamine are generally safe, but are they effective?
Posted 7/20/2010  2:14:21 PM By: Jen Mueller : 214 comments   50,242 views
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Insensitive Ad: Am I Overreacting?

A recent ad from one of the country's leading fast food chains takes aim at demeaning those who choose to eat a hamburger over a subway sandwich.
Posted 6/23/2010  3:00:00 PM By: Nancy Howard : 471 comments   29,587 views
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And the Award for Worst New Food Product of the Year Goes to…

It's a little early to be deciding this award, but here's a new product that'll be pretty hard to beat.
Posted 4/8/2010  5:00:00 PM By: Dean Anderson : 540 comments   50,809 views
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Are Parents Just Not Getting The Hint?

Food marketers will do just about anything to get our attention- or rather, the attention of our children. The volume of unhealthy foods being targeted to kids is on the rise.
Posted 3/16/2010  6:10:56 AM By: Jen Mueller : 107 comments   17,216 views
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Would taxes on junk food promote healthier eating?

Can taxing soda and junk food help end the obesity epidemic?
Posted 3/11/2010  5:42:53 PM By: Dean Anderson : 300 comments   38,598 views
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Is A Thin Body Celebrated More Than A Fit One?

Most female Olympic athletes wouldn't grace the cover of a women's magazine or walk the runway at a fashion show. Why? Because they aren't skinny.
Posted 2/23/2010  2:17:39 PM By: Jen Mueller : 265 comments   32,620 views
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Childhood Obesity: Is total TV watching time the problem, or is it the commercials?

For childhood obesity, the number of food commercials viewed may matter more than time spent watching TV.
Posted 2/11/2010  5:23:17 AM By: Dean Anderson : 113 comments   19,003 views
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What's the Deal with Taco Bell's Drive-Thru Diet?

You've seen the commercials about Christine's weight-loss success. Will it also work for you?
Posted 1/7/2010  5:00:00 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 211 comments   36,857 views
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I'm Not Raising My Hand for Chocolate Milk

A new campaign is trying to keep chocolate milk as a choice in school cafeterias, saying that taking it away will do more harm than good.
Posted 11/27/2009  6:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 254 comments   29,694 views
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Spending Big Dollars to Market Cocoa Puffs to Kids

With today's focus on improving their health, you'd think that children's cereal commercials would have a healthier spin. But a new study shows that's not the case.
Posted 11/6/2009  6:08:30 PM By: Jen Mueller : 121 comments   18,887 views
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Froot Loops Qualify for the new “Smart Choices” Label (?!)

Have you seen those new green checkmark labels that are showing up on lots of packaged food products in your grocery store?

Find out how smart those foods really are.
Posted 9/10/2009  5:23:48 PM By: Dean Anderson : 261 comments   29,560 views
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Update: PETA Pulls Controversial Billboard!

Being overweight in our society is tough enough, but when an organization takes aim at those who struggle with this issue, where does one draw the line?
Posted 8/22/2009  9:22:28 AM By: Nancy Howard : 521 comments   26,586 views
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Children's T.V. Choices Could Affect How Much They Eat

A new study shows a link between what kids are seeing on T.V. and how much they eat. Do the kinds of commericals they see make a difference? They just might.
Posted 7/31/2009  6:07:49 AM By: Jen Mueller : 68 comments   14,890 views
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