Posts Tagged "healthy eating"

Cartoon characters affect kids' food choices

Posted on Jun 21, 2010 in Health & Wellness

Last Updated: Monday, June 21, 2010 | 2:09 PM ET Comments2Recommend1 CBC News Putting an image of Shrek, Dora the Explorer or Scooby Doo on packaged children’s snacks has a strong influence on a child’s perception of how the product tastes, according to new research from Yale University. Licensed characters such as Shrek have a strong influence on children’s snack food preferences.Licensed characters such as Shrek have a strong influence on children’s snack food preferences. (Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Animation/Associated Press) North American retailers spend...

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Most Diabetics Falling Short on Healthy Eating

Posted on Oct 4, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Wednesday, September 09, 2009 NEW YORK – Most Americans with diabetes are eating too much fat and sodium, and not enough fruits, vegetables, grains and low-fat dairy, a new study suggests. The results, say researchers, indicate that many people with diabetes may need more education about the importance of nutrition in managing their condition. Excess weight is one of the major risk factors for type 2 diabetes, a disorder in which the body can no longer properly use the blood sugar-regulating hormone insulin. Diet, exercise and weight loss are key to managing the disorder, and in some...

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