Enough With the Bad News – 11 Great Food Developments This Year

Enough With the Bad News – 11 Great Food Developments This Year

This is a guest post by Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD. I got myself worked into a lather, one that had been brewing for weeks. Mr. Mom’s Kitchen came home to find me ranting. Not about the usual business of … Continue reading

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Why is Healthy Food Such a Joke?

Why is Healthy Food Such a Joke?

This is a guest blog post by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, and originally appeared here. I saw a little boy wearing this t-shirt at the airport recently. I know this shirt is supposed to be funny. I get the joke. But … Continue reading

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Why We Commend Taco Bell Today. Seriously

Why We Commend Taco Bell Today. Seriously

Today, Taco Bell is announcing the discontinuation of their Kids Meals. Starting in 2014, the popular fast food chain will not offer bribes to kids in the form of toys and cartoon characters. No more cheap toys as a lure … Continue reading

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Diabetes: Here’s Why You Should Get Tested NOW

Diabetes: Here’s Why You Should Get Tested NOW

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent and debilitating chronic disease of modern society. One in Three (!) Americans has either diabetes or pre-diabetes. Tens of millions of Americans are prediabetic or in early stages of type 2 diabetes and … Continue reading

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Why Feeding Kids is One of the Hardest Jobs of Parenthood

Why Feeding Kids is One of the Hardest Jobs of Parenthood

This is a guest post by Jill Castle, RD. This is Part 3 of the blog series: Looking at Childhood Obesity through a Different Lens. Here, I take a different look at child weight problems, uncovering some of the fundamental … Continue reading

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Good News: Child Obesity Rates Dip in Some Cities

Good News: Child Obesity Rates Dip in Some Cities

The New York Times reports this week that childhood obesity levels have dropped in several metro areas over the past 5 years. In New York and Philadelphia the percentage of obese kids was down 5%. The measurements were conducted on … Continue reading

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Do Food Marketers Know This? Obese Kids More Vulnerable to Food Ads

Do Food Marketers Know This? Obese Kids More Vulnerable to Food Ads

The weight problem in this country is not going away any time soon. Childhood obesity is on the rise, with the numbers tripling in just one generation. Marketing to kids has grown too, and today it is a multibillion dollar … Continue reading

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10 Beliefs About Childhood Obesity that Get in the Way

10 Beliefs About Childhood Obesity that Get in the Way

This is a guest post by Jill Castle, RD and was originally posted here. This is Part 1 of the blog series: Looking at Childhood Obesity through a Different Lens. Here, I take a different look at child weight problems, … Continue reading

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Childhood Obesity: A Different Take

Childhood Obesity: A Different Take

This is a guest post by Jill Castle, RD and was originally posted here. Have we led parents astray in the war on childhood obesity? Have we over-sold food and exercise as the solution? Over-promised that if you eat right … Continue reading

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[Video] Heart Attack Victim Flashbacks to a Life of Poor Dietary Choices

[Video] Heart Attack Victim Flashbacks to a Life of Poor Dietary Choices

Strong4Life, the childhood obesity initiative of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is back with another youtube video meant to cause a commotion. In the clip, a heart attack victim in his early 30′s is wheeled into a hospital emergency room, while … Continue reading

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