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Tag Archives | Childhood Obesity

Lethal lunches?

OK, so we know school lunches aren’t always the most nutritious, and there’s certainly an obesity problem in this country, but is it really a matter of national security? That’s what some retired military brass are saying. In a new report called “Too Fat to Fight,” they find that 9 million young adults (27 percent […]

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Does Government Belong in Our Breakfast?

So America’s grocery manufacturers are saying that it’s OK for the Obama administration to regulate school lunches, but as far as improving offerings to the general public, they can do just fine without government intervention. We’ll take this on a believe-it-when-we-see-it basis. We’ve just gotten back from the grocery store in search of healthy new […]

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Save the Fruits and Veggies!

Chances are you’ve heard the news about the new study casting doubt on whether the old “five a day” rule for fruits and vegetables really reduces cancer risk. But please don’t stop serving those carrot sticks and broccoli spears. Sure, they may not have the miraculous cancer-reducing powers we thought they did. But they are […]

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Be Careful with BMI

With all of the news about childhood obesity, and our worries about our own waistlines, some parents have been running off to get a scale and a calculator to figure out the BMI (body mass index) of everyone in the family including the dog. But before you get too far in your calculations, remember this […]

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