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Nutrition and Weight


Parents: Facing Fat Facts

Can you match the type of fat (Column A) with the food source (Column B)? Column A Column B Trans Fat Shortening Polyunsaturated Fat Olive…


Obesity Trends In Children

One of the greatest health concerns affecting our children is the epidemic of obesity and overweight. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that among…


Health and Social Consequences of Overweight and Obesity

The health problems associated with accelerated weight gain in children include: Type 2 diabetes Fatty liver (which may lead to cirrhosis which is a type…


Health Problems Associated with Sweetened Drinks

Sodas, fruit juices, and sweetened beverages all have equal amounts of sugar in them and are considered to be “empty calories.” Here are some more reasons to avoid…


Defining Overweight and Obesity: What is Body Mass Index (BMI)?

The first step in assessing weight status is to determine the Body Mass Index (BMI). Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a…


Report Released on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Are you up to date on the latest government recommendations for nutrition and fitness? The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, published every five years, gives science-based…