Posts Tagged "childhood obesity"

Restaurants to Offer More-Healthful Fare for Kids

Posted on Sep 12, 2011 in Health & Wellness, Health Optimization

By Sharon Bernstein, Los Angeles Times Nineteen chains — including Burger King, Denny’s, IHOP, Chili’s, Friendly’s, Chevy’s and El Pollo Loco — have agreed to participate in the Kids Live Well initiative as worries increase about the role of fast food in childhood obesity. French fries, slathered with ketchup and washed down with a pint of soda, are a favorite part of fast-food lunches and dinners for millions of American youngsters. But taking a cue from nutritionists, a group of 19 restaurant companies are pledging to offer more-healthful menu options for children...

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Nutrition Plate Unveiled, Replacing Food Pyramid

Posted on Jul 25, 2011 in Announcements, Health & Wellness, Health Optimization

The first lady, Michelle Obama, on Thursday relegated the government’s well-known food pyramid to the sands of history, unveiling a new, simpler image of a plate divided into basic food groups. The new design, called MyPlate, was conceived as a crucial part of Mrs. Obama’s campaign against obesity, designed to remind consumers about the basics of a healthful diet. The plate is split into four sections, for fruit, vegetables, grains and protein. A smaller circle sits beside it for dairy products. Mrs. Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, the surgeon general,...

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to childhood obesity

Posted on May 10, 2011 in Uncategorized

Monday, May 02, 2011 by: David Hutto   (NaturalNews) The role of vitamin D is increasingly recognized as important for maintaining health, not only for metabolism of calcium in bone health, but also for other conditions as well. This fact makes the current widespread vitamin D deficiency all the more compelling, and a study published in the May issue of Journal of Adolescent Health has found that serious deficiency and insufficiency of vitamin D exist among obese adolescents. The retrospective study, done at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, RI, looked at blood levels of 25(OH)...

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School Lunches May Lead To Childhood Obesity, Study Shows

Posted on Feb 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

Published by Carlos Jenkins on Feb. 5 at 2:54 p.m. School lunches may increase childhood obesity risks Being on the couch watching television or in front a computer screen for two hours per day increases obesity risk by 19 percent. Research found that school lunch has plays a major role in increasing obesity risk in youngsters. A recent study of 1,000 sixth graders from different schools in Michigan, discovered that students who were regularly eating from school cafeterias are 29 percent more likely to be obese compared to those who eat homemade food in lunch boxes. Almost half of the obese...

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Age two is obesity tipping point

Posted on Feb 18, 2010 in Uncategorized

  AP START EARLY: An obese child skipping rope. Research shows that very early, a child develops a propensity towards obesity. The tipping point in obesity often occurs before two years of age, and sometimes as early as three months, when the child is learning how much and what to eat, says new research. While many adults consider a chubby baby healthy, too many plump infants grow up to be obese teens, saddling them with Type-2 diabetes, elevated cholesterol and high blood pressure, says a new study. “I really think this should be a wake up call for doctors,” said principal study...

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