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childhoodobesity200Parents may be in denial when it comes to their kids’ weight.

About half of parents with overweight or obese children don’t think their kids are too heavy, a new study shows. This is true in the USA and around the world, the researchers found.

“Parents who underestimate their kids’ weight may not take action to encourage healthy behaviors that would improve their child’s weight and reduce their risk of future health conditions,” says lead author Alyssa Lundahl, a graduate student in the clinical psychology program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

These findings come after a study released last week … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

We’re midway through the summer and it’s likely that you’ve already eaten your share of hamburgers. Like most people, I do love a good burger. But, is there more?

When we think of summer and barbeques, most people think of the usual burgers, hot dogs and (maybe) chicken. Burgers are great, but there is a lot more to barbeques than just plain old beef burgers. In fact, if you use your imagination, the options are almost endless!

Here are just a few ideas for burgers that go way beyond beef. Try one or more of … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

Buy LocalMuch has been written in recent years about the benefits of eating locally grown foods. This is sometime referred to as the “locavore” movement. To be sure, locally grown foods do have some health benefits. Locally grown fruits and vegetables are usually left to ripen on the vine rather than being picked early so they can be transported. Also, farmers that know they will be selling locally tend to use fewer pesticides too.

The challenge for those with busy lives is taking the time to find, purchase and prepare locally grown foods. We often think … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

Does this sound familiar? It’s time to fix dinner and you don’t know what to cook. You open some cupboards and maybe look in the refrigerator, but you can’t decide. Nothing sounds good. So, you end up snacking on leftovers, making something quick that may not be that healthy, or ordering out.

Sometimes the hardest part of cooking is deciding what to make! But, today there are lots of resources to help you decide. There are so many websites devoted to cooking and recipes – all you have to do is look.

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

Wouldn’t it be great if you could spend less time shopping and less money on food each month and still eat healthier? It may seem impossible, but you actually can. 2 of every 3 people in the U.S. are overweight or obese today. Much of that is a result of lifestyle choices, and food choices play a big role.

But you can eat healthier, and spend less time shopping. You don’t have to buy expensive organic or all natural products either. Anyone can use the simple tips below to reduce the time they spend at … Read the rest

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