Childhood Obesity

Fructose and Obesity

Jimmy Moore's podcast last summer with Dr. Robert Lustig has been the single most memorable podcast I've listened to.  In a nutshell, Dr. Lustig explains that children who are obese are victims to their biochemistry.  This is evident in the…

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Michelle Obama and Childhood Obesity

The First Lady is taking on childhood obesity (as reported in the Deseret News)!  She spoke at the YMCA of her own children "getting off track", and their pediatricians warning to watch it! So, she made small changes (my own…

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Portion Sizes for Toddlers

My friend and neighbor Liz, asked me this week, what appropriate portion sizes are for a toddler.  It's tough to use the old rule of letting their appetite dictate how much they eat, because when my kids were toddlers, they…

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Family walks help curb childhood obesity

Did you know 5% of children age 2-5 were obese in 1980, and today that number has grown to 12.4%!  While I don't like to spend much time on this blog focusing on the problem, this blog post (sent to…

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Vending machine’s in school

Hot topic!!  Many of you will be surprised by my position on letting companies put vending machines in schools.  Because I do not oppose vending machine's being placed in schools! I know, I know what you are saying, "How could…

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National Turn off TV Next week

Thursday: Health Issues and Ideas I've never considered particpating in Turn off TV week.  I love my evenings curling up on the couch, watching my favorite shows with my husband in the quiet darkness of the house.  Law and Order,…

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Body Image: What are you teaching them?

THURSDAY: Health Issues A few things make me cringe: My 8 yr old talking like a baby, because she thinks its cute My kids eating only chips and soda at a family potluck. My 7 yr old neighbor declaring to…

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Portion Contortion

So, apparently, we eat a lot!  I kind of knew we did, but never had I realized it the way I have this week.  We have a 17 year old Japanese exchange student with us for two weeks.  This girl…

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Too much Candy!

Between two Easter Egg hunts, two class parties, and a visit from the Easter Bunny, my kids made off with more candy than they do on a warm Halloween night. It was insane.  However, it leaves me with two options. …

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