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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A Mother’s Bragging Rights

A Mother’s Bragging Rights

This is a guest blog post by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD and was originally posted here. There’s a brand new way to brag about our kids: Talk about how much they hate junk food. It’s not enough that we crow … Continue reading

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Santa Claus is Obese

Santa Claus is Obese

Santa Claus, one of the most popular children’s icons, is not an appropriate role model for kids these days, a comical holiday report from the British Medical Journal says. A review of literature found that: Santa made a reckless role … Continue reading

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Obesity Medical Bills Cost an Extra $1,400 per Person per Year

Obesity Medical Bills Cost an Extra $1,400 per Person per Year

Worrying numbers from a government conference in Washington DC this week: Obese Americans — those who are 30 or more pounds over a healthy weight — cost the country an estimated $147 billion in weight-related medical bills in 2008, double … Continue reading

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