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Nov 29, 2010

Let's Move with First Lady Michelle Obama -TV show

Did anyone see First Lady Michelle Obama in her TV show called "Let's Move with First Lady Michelle Obama?"The one hour show was aired on American Network, TVOne and was centered around interviews with leading experts in this field.  This channel targe...
Nov 26, 2010

Top five worst kids meals to avoid when eating out with the kids

It is after Thanksgiving and you are rushing around in the mall for the early sales.  Perhaps you have kids in hand and they are starting to pulling on your sweater with those familiar words  "I'm hungry!"You may be looking for the nearest fast food re...
Nov 15, 2010

Tips on buying and storing a turkey for a healthy Thanksgiving

November is National Food Safety Month and with Thanksgiving just right around the corner, it is a great reminder of some good turkey preparation techniques for a healthy and fun holiday season.Part I:  Tips on buying and preparing a turkey:Buying the ...
Nov 12, 2010

No toys in Happy Meals in San Francisco - new ban passes

San Francisco has banned toys associated with meals that are poor in nutrition.The city's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the ordinance, which they hope will force fast-food chains such as McDonald's to make their children's m...
Nov 10, 2010

World Series parade has junk food characters - no fruits and vegetables

It was one week ago today when I stood on Market Street with thousands and thousands of other San Francisco Giants fans and celebrated the World Series victory that was indescribable!  I was born and raised in San Francisco so this is an event that we ...
Nov 03, 2010

Garden programs promote healthy eating to kids

There is a lot of talk about garden programs for kids.  But do they really make a difference?According to a new study conducted by UC Berkley, they do!The study looked at students currently in a garden program at school.  The parents reported that 60...
Nov 01, 2010

Kids think sports drinks are healthy drinks

A new study just released by the Journal of Pediatrics indicates that kids think sports drinks are healthy. In this study, they found a correlation of increased sports drink with increased activity and healthier food choices. In the same study, th...
Oct 25, 2010

A sweet month for National Dental Hygiene Month- Tips for helping kids learn good oral health habits

Sweet treats and creative costumes of the Halloween season are on the minds of many children this month. Did you know that American Dental Hygienists' Association chose October as National Dental Hygiene Month? October is jam packed with so many high ...
Oct 22, 2010

USDA invests in making healthier foods more fun for kids

The USDA has just funded a 2 million dollar study to learn how to affect children's eating habits during school lunchtime.The idea is for the research to fight childhood obesity through changing the way students think about their lunch choices. Chang...
Oct 20, 2010

New study indicates 40% of kids calories are empty

According to a new study published in this months Journal of the American Dietetic Association (October 201 issue): empty calories represent 40% of the average American child's diet more than 11% of calories came from sugary drinks (compare that to...
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