New Year Resolutions You Can Keep

December 28, 2011

Instead of one New Year’s Resolution, try making 12 this year! I know it sounds impossible, but unlike most resolutions, these will be easy to keep once you see and feel the results! Here are 12 things you can do to improve your health over the next 12 months (try one per month if you have […]

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More Sugar than a Twinkie | Sugar in Children’s Cereals | Environmental Working Group

December 17, 2011

    Parents have good reason to worry about the sugar content of children’s breakfast cereals, according to an Environmental Working Group review of 84 popular brands. Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, at nearly 56 percent sugar by weight, leads the list of high-sugar cereals, according to EWG’s analysis. A one-cup serving of Honey Smacks packs more […]

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WEIGH IN – Well Blog – NYTimes.com

December 17, 2011

    It’s popular wisdom that college students put on 10 or 15 pounds their first year of school, a phenomenon often dubbed “the freshman 15.” But new research suggests that the notion of early college weight gain is a myth. Most people gain between 2 and 3 pounds in the year after high school, […]

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Food Politics » It’s official! Pizza is a vegetable!

December 17, 2011

    It’s official! Pizza is a vegetable! The word is out.  Congress caved in under pressure from lobbyists on the school nutrition standards (see yesterday’s post). Pizza is now officially a vegetable! Here’s what the press is saying: School meals are a high-profit market for major food corporations….Thus in the last year, powerful food […]

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It’s Not About Nutrition – Home

December 17, 2011

Advice from a PhD in nutrition on getting kids to eat healthy!   Want to know how to get your kids to eat what you serve? Don’t teach them that rejecting food is a strategy that works! Nobody deliberately teaches their kids to reject foods, but sometimes parents do it despite their best intentions. All […]

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There Are No “Bad” Foods…As Long As You Define “Food” correctly!

December 17, 2011

    Food is not bad for you.  In moderation, absolutely no actual whole food is likely to make you fat, sick, or tired (unless you’re allergic to it of course).  However, when I peak into people’s grocery carts, I am left to believe that most Americans have no clue what “food” is.  Hint # 1: […]

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Roasted Winter Squash Salad Recipe – 101 Cookbooks

December 17, 2011

    From Simply Recipes: A great way to enjoy all that seasonal squash! My absolute favorite way to eat the orange kabocha is this: roast fat wedges to within an inch of their life at 425F / 220C. They should end up deeply browned, the flesh tender and nearly falling from the sliver of […]

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More Sugar than a Twinkie | Sugar in Children’s Cereals | Environmental Working Group

December 17, 2011

    Parents have good reason to worry about the sugar content of children’s breakfast cereals, according to an Environmental Working Group review of 84 popular brands. Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, at nearly 56 percent sugar by weight, leads the list of high-sugar cereals, according to EWG’s analysis. A one-cup serving of Honey Smacks packs more […]

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High Arsenic Levels In Apple Juice, Grape Juice Samples, Consumer Reports Finds

December 17, 2011

The study found that 10 percent of the sampled juices contained arsenic levels higher than the 10 parts per billion regulation for drinking water set by the Food and Drug Administration, according to a FOX News analysis of the results. Researchers measured 88 samples of apple and grape juices from New York, New Jersey and […]

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The Skinny on Exercise

December 17, 2011

This post has been writing itself in my head for some time now, usually when I’m slogging through another treadmill workout. I actually love to exercise or, more precisely, am somewhat addicted to it. I don’t feel good when I don’t do it, and with the exception of certain points during and right after my […]

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