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Why Don't SparkPeople's Images Feature People Who Look Like Me?

Perhaps you're wondering why we consistently feature average-sized or even thin models in our article and blog images. The answer might actually surprise you.
Posted 7/17/2017  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 200 comments   34,011 views
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hCG Injections for Weight Loss: Do They Really Work?

People are jumping at the chance to eat 500 calories a day and inject themselves with a pregnancy hormone in hopes of losing weight. What's the deal with this new diet trend?
Posted 7/24/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 221 comments   631,535 views
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Tempted by the Latest Fitness Gadget? Do Your Homework

A new survey investigated the research supporting magazine advertisements and websites for a broad range of sports products. The results might surprise you.
Posted 8/21/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 22 comments   20,002 views
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It Pays to be a Label Reader

When offered new foods, my kids always look to me first to see if its okay. Many times I like to read the label before telling them they can dig in.
Posted 6/5/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 71 comments   31,476 views
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Cool Infographic: How Kids Consume Food Marketing

To help support the new nutritional standards, Teach.com has created an infographic with statistics that share lifestyle, consumption, and media activity relating to children.
Posted 2/16/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Denise Tausig : 22 comments   20,354 views
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Do We Want Kids Starting the Day with a Bowl of Sugar?

You'd think that cereal would be a good breakfast choice for kids. Well, not necessarily, especially if youíre not paying close attention to the label on the cereal box.
Posted 12/9/2011  2:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 28 comments   14,446 views
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Will You Have A Gold Star Shopping Plan?

Learn why new front-of-package labeling recommends suggest symbols would be more beneficial than facts.
Posted 11/3/2011  6:00:00 PM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 51 comments   14,846 views
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Glucerna Hunger Smart Snack Bars and Shakes

Learn more about these new snack products designed to help people with diabetes manage their weight and blood sugar levels.
Posted 10/10/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 25 comments   36,652 views
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Will Photo Editing Eventually be a Thing of the Past?

Most magazine ads have the benefit of photo-editing software to smooth out every line and give a look of perfection. Now the AMA has adopted a policy discouraging this practice.
Posted 7/7/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 50 comments   14,925 views
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'Toning' Shoes for Girls: What Do You Think?

Sketchers Shape-Ups have recently become available for young girls. The company says the shoes are just designed to promote exercise for kids. Do you agree?
Posted 5/26/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 221 comments   26,929 views
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McDonald's New Campaign for Kids: No Good or No Big Deal?

For those of you that thought Ronald McDonald was a thing of the past, think again. McDonald's is launching a new series of ads, encouraging kids to interact with him online.
Posted 4/14/2011  2:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 144 comments   22,610 views
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New Wendy's 'Natural-Cut' Fries: Are They Any Healthier?

With their fries rated number four in the industry, will the new Wendy's redesign raise their rating? More importantly, are they any healthier?
Posted 11/30/2010  6:00:00 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 128 comments   68,466 views
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Fast Food for Kids: They're Still Marketing and We're Still Buying

According to a new survey, children are seeing more fast food ads than ever before. The industry has vowed to promote healthier food options, but thatís not exactly happening.
Posted 11/19/2010  10:14:37 AM By: Jen Mueller : 48 comments   15,751 views
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The Extreme 'Baby Carrots' Ads: Will They Work?

The billboard read: "So what if our name doesn't end in 'itos'?" Baby carrots, it seems, are getting an extreme makeover. Will it have carrot farmers seeing green?
Posted 9/14/2010  12:01:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 134 comments   25,091 views
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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   18,654 views
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