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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Here’s How Coke is Buying the Silence of Health Organizations. For Pocket Change

Here’s How Coke is Buying the Silence of Health Organizations. For Pocket Change

There’s this macabre joke about a guy who kills his parents and then at the sentencing asks the judge for mercy because he’s an orphan. The junk food industry is using a similar ploy – slowly but surely ruining the … Continue reading

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Why Michelle Obama’s Initiative to Reduce Childhood Obesity Will Fail

Why Michelle Obama’s Initiative to Reduce Childhood Obesity Will Fail

First Lady Michelle Obama has a legacy she wants to leave behind: drastically reducing childhood obesity. Yesterday at a Mayors Conference in Washington DC,  she announced a new initiative in this spirit, to be formally announced in February. After presenting … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities – One is Fit, the Other Obese

A Tale of Two Cities – One is Fit, the Other Obese

Two articles in the Seattle Post Intelligencer portray a dismal difference between 2 cities. Burlington, Vermont is fit and slim, the nation’s healthiest city.  Huntington, West Virginia, comes in last place, with an obesity rate of 50% (!!!), higher than … Continue reading

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