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May 04, 2009

Mother's Day Cards and Gift of Time Certificates Coloring Pages- Great Gifts for Kids to Give Mom

It is that time of the year, where kids (adults too!) stop and recognize how wonderful mothers are. There are many ways for kids to thank mom for her special and loving ways that don't cost money.With mother's day quickly approaching, we have created ...
Apr 20, 2009

Fast-food and childhood obesity - how close is the nearest fast-food to your child's school?

This should be of no surprise to anyone. It actually seems rather obvious! But a recent study conducted by UC Berkeley found the following stats: childhood obesity rates among 9th graders were increased by 5.2% when a fast food restaurant is within...
Mar 06, 2009

Kids like Eating Cool Vegetables with Cool Names

A recent study was presented at the School Nutrition Association's annual meeting. The study tested the response of kids to vegetables and fruits:186 kids were given carrots to eat as part of their lunch on certain daysthe same kids were given carrots ...
Feb 20, 2009

Will a fat Barbie or Superman send the right message to fight childhood obesity?

There was mixed responses from a bold move created by the Active Life Movement: Barbie . This is a wonderful organization that is committed promoting healthy living. In their fight against childhood obesity, they attempted to send a strong mess...
Feb 02, 2009

Nutrient Claims Facts- Printable Chart for Healthy Food Shopping

Sometimes I go grocery shopping and I have to really stop and read the labels to figure out exactly what the "nutrient claim" on the package really means! Why? Well the marketers have gotten so clever with their "marketing claims" and sometimes they...
Jan 12, 2009

Childhood obesity prevention tips to combat unhealthy food advertising

With the increasing reports about the childhood obesity epidemic, the high-sugary, high-fatty food manufacturers are jumping quickly on the bandwagon to position themselves as advocates for healthier eating with new healthier foods and advertising poli...
Dec 12, 2008

What does your Nutrition Ad say to your child?

There has been a great deal of press over a new study released this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research claiming that a US ban on fast food advertisements during children's TV time would reduce the number of overweight children. According...
Nov 21, 2008

Family Nutrition- What kind of messages are food companies sending to parents

We are always hearing about the concern about marketing to our kids. How much exposure of TV ads and other media are our kids seeing and how is that influencing their food choices, food associations and ideas about nutrition?We know they are being infl...
Nov 10, 2008

Nutrition Tips -What Foods Are You Marketing to your Kids?

A new study, just released, indicates that children do like fruits and vegetables! This is based on a survey of 100 children in several California regions. (to read the study, click here)I appreciate and welcome all positive information to help us pare...
Sep 29, 2008

Desperate Housewives tackle childhood obesity

Kudos to Desperate Housewives for introducing a storyline about the struggles of having an overweight child.It really showed in one episode something that parents across America, and globally are facing, childhood obesity.Surprising, they hit a lot of ...
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