One Simple Change to Increase Kids’ Fruit & Veggie Consumption

One Simple Change to Increase Kids’ Fruit & Veggie Consumption

Here’s a hack to get schoolchildren to eat more fruits and vegetables during lunch: Schedule their meal to AFTER recess. Why does this work? For one thing, after exercise, kids are hungrier. More importantly, there is less pressure to finish … Continue reading

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Can Working Out Before Breakfast Help You Lose Weight Faster?

Can Working Out Before Breakfast Help You Lose Weight Faster?

Exercising on an empty stomach may increase your weight loss success. This is the conclusion of a study conducted in Belgium on a group of young men over the course of 6 weeks. They were divided into 3 groups: sedentary, … Continue reading

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The Truth About Banning Chocolate Milk In Schools

The Truth About Banning Chocolate Milk In Schools

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, MD I was amazed by the uproar the publication of a Dairy Farmers of Canada funded chocolate milk study inspired last week. The study, “Impact of the removal of chocolate … Continue reading

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How Words Shape Our Success (or Failure) in Weight Loss

How Words Shape Our Success (or Failure) in Weight Loss

When it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle and losing weight, psychology plays an important role. The way we relate to specific foods or to ourselves with respect to food can sometimes be painful and even harmful. On this matter, … Continue reading

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Kids Eat Too Much Pizza, Here’s What to Do About It

Kids Eat Too Much Pizza, Here’s What to Do About It

A new study published in Pediatrics surveyed the pizza intake of American kids over the years 2003-2010. Some of the findings are not surprising: 1. Pizza is not a nutritious food – despite the fact that lobbyists convinced Congress that … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Cheetos Sweetos

Coming Soon: Cheetos Sweetos

Frito-Lay is introducing a line extension to the famous Cheetos brand, and this time it’s going to be sweet. Cheetos Sweetos will be introduced to the market in late February to take a bite out of the Easter sweets market, … Continue reading

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This is Why Carrots Are Sweeter in the Winter

This is Why Carrots Are Sweeter in the Winter

Here is a great, albeit unintended, alignment of interests between carrots and humans. When it gets cold outside, carrots growing in the ground protect themselves from freezing by converting some of their starch into sugar. Carrots are about 90% water, … Continue reading

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7 Peruvian Staples You Should Know About

7 Peruvian Staples You Should Know About

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. The Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco is a showcase for specialty foods. The recent show just wrapped up, and as … Continue reading

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6 Reasons to Stop Viewing the Biggest Loser

6 Reasons to Stop Viewing the Biggest Loser

The grand finale of season 16 of hit reality show “The Biggest Loser” will air next week on January 29th. However, you shouldn’t watch it. Moreover, convince your friends and family to avoid it as well. Why, you ask? Very … Continue reading

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Would You Use A “Pacemaker for Weight Loss”?

Would You Use A “Pacemaker for Weight Loss”?

The FDA has recently approved a novel medical device to aid some people with weight loss. The Maestro Rechargeable System, developed by Enteromedics, Inc. of St. Paul, MN, is aimed for morbidly obese people who suffer from an additional condition … Continue reading

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