Tag: obesity

Convenience, Not Cost, Causes Weight Gain

by in Food News, September 11, 2012

The results of a new study reveal that it’s convenience food that’s making Americans gain weigh, and not the cost of healthy food, as many people assume.

Talking To The Experts: Child Nutrition Guru Melissa Halas-Liang

by in Ask the Experts, Back to School, September 3, 2010

In the back-to-school spirit, we’re talking to kid-focused nutrition expert and creator of the Super Crew® Melissa Halas-Liang. She gets down and dirty about childhood obesity, the Child Nutrition Bill and common misconceptions parents have about feeding their kids.

Talking to the Experts: Dr. David Katz

by in Healthy Tips, February 26, 2010

The rate of childhood obesity has more than tripled over the past 30 years. Now, a growing number of young children have Type II diabetes and heart disease, too. Those are scary statistics — especially to Dr. David Katz, who has spent his career researching children’s nutrition. The director and co-founder of Yale University’s PreventionRead more

Reading List: Better School Lunches, "Normal" Food Allergies & Overcoming Picky Palates

by in Back to School, Food News, August 21, 2009

In this week’s nutrition headlines: how parents are contributing to the obesity epidemic, kids with eclectic palates and a disturbing new video game that stars a “Fat Princess.”

In the News: The Fattest States, New Gluten-Free Products & More Milk Benefits

by in Food News, July 10, 2009

America’s heaviest states are ranked, warning on the hazards of hot dogs, General Mills releases a new line of gluten-free goods and drinking milk at breakfast will make you eat less later.

Is A Virus To Blame For Obesity?

by in Food News, March 18, 2009

Since 1980, the rate of obesity has tripled in North America. This jaw-dropping statistic has scientists scrambling for answers to the cause of this obesity epidemic. A new study says perhaps a common cold virus is to blame, but is it really?