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Halloween has always been a challenge for parents. Do you restrict kids’ candy consumption, or do you let them “binge” and then go back to eating healthfully on November 1st? This year, there’s a new wrinkle – Halloween-themed breakfast cereals.

Let’s be honest – most breakfast cereal, at least the ones that appeal to kids, aren’t that healthy anyway. They are loaded with sugar and artificial flavorings. But, now General Mills has rolled out a record 5 “Monster Cereals” this month, to play off Halloween at the end of October. Parents should beware, though – and not just of the … Read the rest

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If you frequent Taco Bell, then it’s likely that you don’t go there for healthy food. Taco Bell is not known for their healthy fare. Their menu items tend to have a lot of calories and a lot of sodium too.

But, Taco Bell just announced that it wants to fix the high-calorie and high-sodium issues with their menu. They recently announced that they plan to have 20 percent of their combo meals meet the federal government’s recommended dietary guidelines, but not until 2020! Some of their current menu items top the scales at more than 950 calories and more … Read the rest

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Healthy KidAlmost 1/3 of all children between the ages of 2 and 19 are overweight or obese, according to government data. This is horrible, since we know that an overweight child is far more likely to become an overweight adult and that can lead to a whole number of chronic disease including diabetes, heart disease.

It can be hard to get your children to eat better, but there are some things every parent can do. These aren’t especially difficult, but they do require some effort. They will pay off, though. Remember that eating habits, both good and bad, developed in childhood … Read the rest

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A recent study found that most children’s meals at the nation’s top restaurants are failing when it comes to good nutrition and healthy eating. The study was done by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the findings are downright scary!

Among other things, the study found that 91 percent of children’s meals at the restaurant chains studies do not meet the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell menu standards. Specifically, 50 percent of the children’s meals contained more than 600 calories, and many were more than 1000 calories! To put this in context, the government’s dietary guidelines recommend … Read the rest

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Perhaps you’ve already seen one of their new ads. Coca-Cola company is airing a 2 minute spot on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC to say that they support anti-obesity campaigns. In the ads, they say they have don’t their part by providing drinks with fewer calories and drinks in smaller sizes. They caution people against consuming too many calories from any source, including soft drinks.

Pardon me, but isn’t that like Ford Motor Company telling you to save gas by owning fewer cars? Or, Allstate advising you to save money by purchasing less insurance? Or, Costco telling you to watch … Read the rest

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