Tag: childhood obesity

Healthy Debate: Should Happy Meal Toys Be Banned?

by in Food News, November 1, 2010

Whoever came up with the marketing for Happy Meals toys is a genius. Kids are drawn to popular characters and love their trinkets ( more than the food). But with this type of marketing comes a price—especially when you’re talking about high fat and calorie-laden food during a time where tremendous efforts are being put forth to diminish the incidence of childhood obesity.

Reading List: Jamie Oliver Returns, The Modern Kitchen and Reasons for Unhealthy Choices

by in Food News, September 10, 2010

In this week’s nutrition news: Lack of sleep linked to childhood obesity, food images can make you feel full and exploring the evolution of the modern kitchen