Think about what is offered on a typical children's menu at a sit-down restaurant: burgers, fries, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, and chicken nuggets. When did these menu standards become "kid food," and why are we still conforming to... Read more
Although a packed lunch can be a healthy alternative to cafeteria food, making sure all those required vitamins and minerals also squeeze into that brown bag can be a challenge. Just as the hot lunch counter may be laden with unhealthy foods, so may... Read more
Whether you want to cut down on pollution or you want to get in shape, riding a bike is a great way to get around. But your trip could end in tragedy if you don’t ride safely. Just like driving a vehicle on the road, cyclists must observe what&... Read more
As an adult, you need to exercise and maintain a good level of fitness for your health—to manage your weight, prevent diseases, reduce stress, and be able to accomplish normal activities of daily living, from carrying groceries to cleaning the... Read more
Halloween is full of treats, but the biggest trick may be on your wallet. Buying a costume for yourself, your children, and even your pets can add up quickly. Throw in the cost of decorations for your home and candy to hand out to the little witche... Read more
My struggle is truly a great one. I am always stressed out. My doctor has put me on Anti-depression medication and it seems to help a little. I have about 280 lbs to lose before I am at a healthy weight. I am constantly being sabotaged because my sig... Read more
I'm now living closer to my grandchild whose diet is atrocious. Breakfast is nothing or a sweet toaster thing. Lunch is at school and usually is pizza, tacos, or spaghetti. Dinner is McDonald's. I've seen her many times with huge huge drinks of s... Read more
I am just losing my mind with my daughters, ages 16 and 19. I was divorced 2 years ago and there's still lingering resentment from that. My older one doesn't want to grow up and the younger one is having a hard time organizing her life and chores. Th... Read more
A great tip I learned from a nutritionist is to 'volumize' with leafy greens (spinach is my favorite). When greens are added to a meal - either as the main course or as a starter they help to satisfy you better and allow your hunger to subside more... Read more
Every parent wants what's best for their child. And for some, that means reading labels and doing as much research as they can to ensure their child's diet is a healthy one. But could too much focus on things like trans fats and high fructose corn... Read more
Have you seen the USDA's report on the National School Lunch Program? Marion Nestle's What to Eat blog tipped me off to the report and its findings. According to the report, which referenced several studies about the school lunch program, the U.S. ha... Read more
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