Who’s to blame for the obesity epidemic? The suspects are many, from television to schools to parents. A growing number of people are arguing that one culprit – the food and beverage industry – is getting off relatively scot-free.
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Believe it or not, the nutritional needs of children have not changed in the last 20 years. However, the world they live in certainly has. It is quite a different childhood experience for kids and teens, with fast food restaurants on every corner, bi... Read more
It’s Sunday night and, like millions of workers and students across the land, you’re once again rummaging through a cluttered refrigerator looking for something appetizing to pack for tomorrow’s lunch. Or worse, it’s Mond... Read more
Valentine's Day doesn't have to be all about chocolate and other decadent treats. Show the kids in your life how much you love them with simple, healthy snacks and heartfelt messages. They'll remember the creativity a lot longer than a ba... Read more
For college and high school students, fall brings a lot of activity. Between fun stuff (like football games, parties, dances) and much harder things (like midterms and research papers), it may seem like there is not much time left to exercise and eat... Read more
I'm leaving early in the morning for a 13 hour drive (to visit my parents). I already know what I'm going to do about breakfast and a snack. By the time lunch rolls around, I'll be in an area that has several choices, but none are all that healthy (i... Read more
No matter how hard I try, I eat healthy or try too and then I eat something that I should not in a day. I try to journal but I get bored. Journaling does help though stay on track. I feel guilty and hopeless when I cheat and eat unhealthy. I real... Read more
Hello everyone! My name is Allee and I am 18. I saw that one of my favorite bloggers used Sparkpeople to kick start her weight loss so I though I would give it a try. I joined yesterday (3/10/14), and so far I really like the site. I joined because I... Read more
It is my understanding that in order to receive a "free lunch" in a school the family must pass a means-test (to see if they qualify for a free lunch), I am pretty sure the same goes for reduced priced school lunches.
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We all heard of mindless eating in front of the tv, well instead of grabbing the chips I grabbed a bottle of ice water before the movie started! Now I am mindlessly drinking. How is that for a nutritious swap.
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Buying fruit and bringing it home won't make teens eat it. I got tired of throwing away fruit that spoiled in the refrigerator/icebox so I filled a bowl of fruit and placed it in the center of the kitchen table. Within half an hour there was fruit m... Read more
Earlier this year, Coach Tanya blogged about the changes being made to school lunches, but five years ago, the state of California had already started to cut down on junk food in school cafeterias. With the changes that were made in California high s... Read more
Professionals frequently use psychological techniques as part of their sales strategies. Similar approaches have been used in the restaurant industry as well. Psychologists help design menus, interior layouts, food presentation, and to train servers... Read more
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