Childhood Obesity

New Year's Diet: Should It Be a Family Affair?

It should not be alarming to hear that in the US, 1 out of 3 children and a third of adults are considered overweight or obese.  Again, it should not come as a surprise to hear that with an increase in…

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8 Ways To Reduce Your Kids Sugar Intake

If you are tired of your kids acting moody and feeling sluggish as a result of too much holiday sugar then let's re-commit together to take the health of our families up a notch!  I'm ready!   Sugar doesn't only…

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5 Ways To Protect Your Kids From Junk Food

Many of you may be surprised to learn that my healthy kids don't always eat healthy foods! It's tragic I know.  The sad reality is they are old enough to make their own choices when they aren't home, and they…

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New Meal Plan Plus Childhood Obesity

I gave a presentation at the local college on Friday about the problem, cause, and solutions to childhood obesity.  Some of the things we discussed were: The problem: 16.9% of children ages 2-19 are obese. Obesity costs 150 Billion dollars…

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Government Steps in with New School Lunch Changes for Healthy Kids

Today the USDA made their final rule to enact the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act.  What is this act you say?? It basically is increasing the nutrition quality of all food sold at schools including school lunch, breakfast, a la…

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Kids and Weight Loss

I have been getting more questions in my inbox lately from parents looking for advice in helping their kids lose weight.  For this reason, I'm adding a category to the blog for articles that relate to kids and weight loss.…

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Portion Sizes for Kids! How Many Servings should they be eating?

Good morning!  I need to share more of my emails with you, as many of you might have the same question.  So today's questions comes from reader, Kim, who is concerned about her kids eating too much!   Hi Amy. …

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Top 3 Ways To Promote Childhood Nutrition

There are three people, key to making changes in the education of children about their health and behaviors.  According to the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition, they include families, schools, and pediatricians. The top three things families can do…

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Is Your Child’s School Healthy

3 Questions for Parent's Night   (NEW YORK) August 25, 2011 - September is synonymous with back to school and it's also National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. School is the place where young people spend the most time, aside from…

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How Much Sugar Do Your Kids Eat?

I've had sugar on my mind lately.  I was purchasing some foods with sugar in them for a nutrition class I was teaching yesterday, only to surprise myself how much sugar some of the common foods have that our kids…

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