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  • November 17: National Healthy Lunch Day

    healthy-lunchObesity and type 2 diabetes are epidemics in this country. According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 17% (or 12.7 million) of children and adolescents between the ages of 2 and 19......

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  • Reduce the Risk of Childhood Obesity

    According to a new study, getting your children to eat five meals per day could reduce the risk of obesity. Researchers in Finland followed 4,000 participants and gathered information from the prenatal stage to the age of 16. They found......

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  • Flavored Yogurt: Sweet as Candy

    First let’s get some perspective. A Snickers bar has 30 grams of sugar. Two Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (1 package) have 21g of sugar. Two Frosted Strawberry Pop-Tarts -......

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  • Why the Rise in Childhood Obesity?

    With more than 50% of children already overweight, childhood obesity is more prevalent than ever. Many of these children are suffering physically, mentally and emotionally because of the habits and lifestyles they’ve gotten used to. Why are so many kids......

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  • Pregnant Woman's Diet Can Affect Childhood Obesity

    A new study published recently in the journal Diabetes has shown that what a woman eats when she is pregnant can affect her child's risk of obesity, regardless of how fat or thin she is, and what her baby weighs......

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  • Too Many Treats

    Do your kids constantly ask for treats? Does it seem like cookies and candy, juice boxes and fast food meals are all they’re willing to eat? You’re not alone-many kids are attracted to things that aren’t the best......

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