Early Childhood Obesity Rates Plummet, But Overall We’re Still Too Fat

Early Childhood Obesity Rates Plummet, But Overall We’re Still Too Fat

The government published hopeful news earlier this week. According to a study by Center for Disease Control (CDC), obesity rates in preschool children (ages 2-5) declined by a whopping 43 percent in the last 10 years. In 2003, obesity rates … Continue reading

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Conflicting Advice on Healthy Salt Consumption Levels

Conflicting Advice on Healthy Salt Consumption Levels

One of the biggest problems we consumers have with nutrition, is the seemingly ever changing and conflicting advice dispensed to us from experts. Fat was once evil, now it’s not. Eggs were the devil, now they are not. Will salt … Continue reading

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Fast Food Accounts for 11% of America’s Calorie Intake

Fast Food Accounts for 11% of America’s Calorie Intake

The CDC, our government’s statistics lab, has published a report on fast food calories in America. The study covers the years 2007-2010. Here are some numbers that explain why McDonald’s stock has ballooned alongside our waistlines: During 2007–2010, adults consumed, … Continue reading

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Which Simplified Nutrition Label Works Best for Consumers?

Which Simplified Nutrition Label Works Best for Consumers?

The CDC last week published the findings of an online consumer survey recently conducted to learn what Front of Pack (FOP) nutrition labeling system is most understandable. 480 people had to select one of five choices as most elucidating: no … Continue reading

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The System is Broken: How DC is Mishandling Obesity

The System is Broken: How DC is Mishandling Obesity

The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) projects a thirty percent increase in obesity rates by 2030 to 41% of the US population. The toll on our economy – a whopping half a trillion dollars over the next 2 … Continue reading

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Congress Loves Money, Not Kids

Congress Loves Money, Not Kids

If you had a doubt as to the true alignment of your representatives when it comes to childhood obesity, last week Congress showed that all you need to do is follow the money trail. Lobbies representing the biggest food advertisers … Continue reading

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Do You Know How Many Soft Drinks Your Kids are Drinking Daily?

Do You Know How Many Soft Drinks Your Kids are Drinking Daily?

The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) likes stats. They run surveys on a myriad of topics. And they try to figure out not just how to control disease, but how to prevent it. When it comes to obesity … Continue reading

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Junk Food Industry Lobbies Use Scare Tactics to Keep Selling, um, Junk to Kids

Junk Food Industry Lobbies Use Scare Tactics to Keep Selling, um, Junk to Kids

We’ve talked about marketing to children in the past, especially how their young impressionable minds are manipulated by junk food and fast food commercials. 4 government agencies have created a set of VOLUNTARY guidelines for the industry, which they hope … Continue reading

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More BPA Concerns Surface

More BPA Concerns Surface

A worrying read on the Civil Eats blog – our exposure to BPA (Bisphenol-A) is much worse than we think: According to a new study, exposure to the gender-bending chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) is worse than previously estimated. The study, which … Continue reading

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Salmonella Posioning Won’t Go Away

Salmonella Posioning Won’t Go Away

Sources of Salmonella Poisoning The CDC has just published a report on food safety, zooming in on Salmonella. In the past 15 years, the government and food industry have NOT been able to reduce the number of incidents of poisoning … Continue reading

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