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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 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 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 11, 2010

National School Lunch Week challenges kids to a fun food-personality quiz to promote healthy habits

This week is national School Lunch Week.This year's theme is "What's On Your Tray?".  A campaign to help kids learn about the foods that make them healthy.Kids can go to to the What's On Your Tray website and take a personality/food quiz that has a cle...
Sep 29, 2010

Healthy Kids Challenge announce middle school recipe contest to promote healthy eating

We are partners with a wonderful organization, Healthy Kids Challenge, who shares our mission to help kids eat healthier.  They have just launched a new contest that I wanted to share with you:Healthy Kids Challenge and featured sponsor, Del Monte, alo...
Sep 24, 2010

Healthy Kids Challenge launches new cause on facebook to fight childhood obesity

Here are some facts about sugary drinks that you may not have known: one can of soda has about 10 teaspoons of sugar, 150 calories, 30 to 55 mg of caffeine (1) a 20-ounce serving, sugary drink contains almost 17 teaspoons of sugar (1) sweetened bev...
Sep 15, 2010

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month provides opportunity to teach kids healthy habits

It's Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and many states are having events to help create awareness to the community.  this could pose a good opportunity to talk to your children about why it is important to maintain a healthy weight and also what is a h...
Sep 03, 2010

Family Night promotes healthy eating to kids - Fresh Choice Restaurant

Family night at Fresh Choice was a huge success.   Kids really enjoyed learning about fresh fruits and vegetables while playing games.  Parents watched their kids learn about healthy food choices and picked up some eating out tips.Fresh Choice wanted t...
Jul 28, 2010

McDonalds under attack for giving toys with happy meal

A consumer watchdog group is threatening to sue McDonalds for placing toys in their Happy Meals. With the growing concern about our children's lack of nutrition and healthy habits, McDonalds is now under fire.The group is claiming that by placing toys ...
Jul 14, 2010

Nurse is a finalist in First Lady's Apps For Healthy Kids Contest- Please Vote! Support Fight Against Childhood Obesity

I'm Maggie LaBarbera, RN founder of Nourish Interactive- The Fun Way to Learn About Nutrition. I am excited to announce that four of my games are finalists in Apps for Healthy Kids Contest, sponsored by the "Let's Move" Campaign.The Let's Move Campa...
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