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Nutrition and Weight


Cancer Prevention Starts with Kids

When we hear the words high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or heart disease, we often imagine older adults, not children! But with today’s technology, we…


Sugary Drink Advertising to Kids

Food Advertising to Children and Teens (f.a.c.t.s) Sugary drink marketing to youth has made some progress but there remains much room for improvement. The research…


How to Stop Companies from Marketing Sugary Drinks to Kids

Today, kids are taking in too much sugar. Further efforts are needed to improve the beverage marketing environment to support, rather than harm, young people’s…


Surprisingly Sneaky New Forms of Marketing

Do you know what’s influencing your kids’ beverage choices! You may be surprised to find out of the techniques they are using to reach your…


Give Your Kids a Healthy Head Start – Healthy Talk, Treats and Mealtime

More than one in ten children ages 2-5 are obese in the United States. This shocking information comes from the latest State of Obesity Report…


Saying No to Fad Diets as a Family

Have you seen the recent news on Congress scolding celebrity physicians? If you’ve fallen for a diet fad, join the crowd – many Americans have. So how…


N is for Nutrition: Childhood Obesity and Schools

The average American child spends over 1,600 hours in the school environment a year — it is no wonder that an overwhelming number of Americans…


Why Trash Talking Your Body is a No-No

Far too often, women stand in front of their bedroom mirrors and criticize their bodies, saying things such as, “My thighs look huge in these…


Healthy Kids Today -Prevent Cancer Tomorrow

What if you could protect your child from developing cancer later in life? YOU CAN — starting with their next meal! Teaching your child healthy…


Portion Sizes for Kids 4 to 18 Years of Age

Chopped Greens

Not sure of the portion sizes your child needs for each food group? The Choose MyPlate portion sizes are listed below. Age Fruit Vegetables Grains…


Worried About Your Child’s Weight? Ask the Right Questions

Each time your baby or toddler goes for a well child visit, your health care provider will plot his height and weight on a growth chart.…


What is a Calorie?

Calorie has become a household word, although exactly what a calorie does is a mystery to many. Ask one hundred people what a calorie is and most…


TV and its Link to Obesity

Ninety-nine percent of American households own at least one television, and each person watches an average of four hours of TV per day. This equals about two…


Stop Drinking Your Calories

There is a lot of talk about the evils of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).  It is a sweetener found in almost all processed foods.  It…


Prevent Obesity in Your 2 to 4 Year-Old Child

During the preschool years, take advantage of the great influence you have on the eating and activity environment of your little one. Toddlers quickly take…