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Sep 09, 2011

food companies lobby congress to stop controlled advertising to kids

The food and advertising industries are aggressively lobbying Congress to kill proposed voluntary guidelines for marketing to children. According to Campaign for a Commercial-free Childhood (CCFC), they’ve hired high-powered lobbyists; flown in company...
Aug 12, 2011

Healthy cereals - don't be fooled by deceptive marketing claims

It is back to school time and breakfast will be a very important part of your child's morning routine. For many families that are on the go, this often means cereal. But how do you find healthy cereal that will give your child the nutrition he/...
Jul 27, 2011

Overcoming Obstacles to Having Kids Eat Healthier Food

Eating Healthy with Kids Guide | Food Shopping Tips | Handling Food Marketing Tactics Obstacles to eating healthier from food marketing to kids to the time crunch factor- we've got the facts and practical steps to help your kids eat healthier.As a par...
Jun 17, 2011 named in list of key family wellness websites

New York Family lists their favorite "wonderful" wellness websites last week. We are so happy to announce that was listed amongst the best of the best! It is always nice to be recognized for our hard work and we just w...
May 25, 2011

will replacing Ronald McDonald help kids eat healthier

What do you think?  Should Ronald McDonald be replaced as the mascot and spokesperson to children?Will changing the mascot really make a difference?Yes, I have nothing but questions because I don't think the solution is that simple.  I don't really thi...
May 23, 2011

Dads influence kids fast foods habits according study

Do you think the kids are watching?  You better believe it.A new study that came out in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior indicated that how fathers behave in fast food restaurants affects how their child will behave.  In other words, the...
Apr 29, 2011

New soda tax bill to help promote healthy kids

Assemblyman Bill Monning, a Democrat-Carmel California is proposing a tax on soda.  I know we have heard this before but with states, especially California, now hurting for money, it might have a chance of passing.  A tax on soda would mean $86 million...
Apr 22, 2011

YMCA survey represents opportunity for parents to promote healthy choices during online family time

Recently, the YMCA conducted a survey of more than 1,600 parents with children between the ages of 5 and 10.  The objective was to learn what the barriers to healthier living and physical activity were for today’s families.They learned that :1.  Parent...
Apr 20, 2011

Screen Free week promotes activity to families and kids

This is just a quick reminder that this is National Screen Free Week. it is not too late if you have not started, you can start today!For more information and resources and ideas, read: Plan your family event for Screen Free Week! Turn off the TV F...
Apr 18, 2011

YMCA Healthy Kids Event teaches kids about fun healthy choices

We want to thank all the parents and teachers that came by our booth.  We had a lot of fun meeting everyone and sharing information about our free nutrition education website.We were also in Foster City the weekend before and met many parents and teach...
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