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There seems to be a pretty clear link between obesity and pain, with the heaviest people suffering the greatest. This shouldn’t really come as a complete surprise. If you are overweight, then your skeleton and muscles have to support all that extra weight. This added stress causes pain over time.

Now researchers have confirmed it. They recently examined data from more than 1 million people (wow, that’s a pretty big study!), and found that those people who were overweight reported suffering from more pain than those who’s weight was within the normal range.

They also found that, as people age, … Read the rest

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Would you love to turn your picky eater into a real foodie? It turns out there is a lot we in America can learn from the French!

I recently came across a great book, French Kids Eat Everything, by Karen Le Billon. Her kids were picky eaters too, but when her family moved to a small village in France for 1 year, she found that French children eat almost anything they are served. She set off to find out how French parents got their kids to eat so well, and what she discovered is the basis for her book.… Read the rest

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Recent studies all indicate that families who share family meals have children that are much more likely to eat healthy foods. One study focused on the consistency and strength of other studies. It looked at the results of studies involving almost 183,000 children and teens ranging from 3 to 17 years old. The results were striking!

They found that the frequency of shared family meals was directly related to the nutritional health of children and teens. In fact, kids who regularly joined in family meals were 24 percent more likely to eat healthy foods, 12 percent less likely to be … Read the rest

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A new study conducted by Cornell University found that most children respond to color and variety in food presentation. Even more interesting, the study found that what kids find visually appealing can be very different from what their parent like.

Children also respond very positively to food presented in the shape of a design. Most kids find foods like Mickey Mouse-shaped pancakes, cereal with a “face” made from a banana and strawberries, or peas arranged in the shape of a heart, as “fun.” This study found that you can get picky eaters to eat almost anything if it is made … Read the rest

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Do you have a picky eater in your home? Today, picky eating as a child is almost considered “normal.” But, most people outgrow their picky habits as they mature, and picky eating usually peaks in the toddler and preschool years.

Many parents worry that their picky eater is not getting enough nutrients to grow normally. This is rarely the case, however. Of course, if you suspect that your child’s growth pattern is not normal, you should consult your child’s health care provider. But, in most the vast majority of cases, some dislike of certain foods during childhood is not an … Read the rest

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