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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 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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Not even a Washington politician could make the argument (with a straight face) that pizza sauce is a vegetable! Yet, that’s exactly what they are saying.

The final version of a spending bill released Monday would unwind current school lunch standards proposed by the Agriculture department earlier this year. These standards were intended to make these lunches, served for free or reduced cost to students from lower income families, healthier. The new standards originally included limits on the use of potatoes and sodium as well as a requirement to help boost whole grains. They also would have no longer allowed … Read the rest

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