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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.

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cornfield200Chefs, restaurant owners, packaged-food companies and health advocates everywhere are purging high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) from their food. According to the Wall Street Journal, one San Diego restaurant spent several months and more than $15,000 making sure all of their sodas, cocktails, ice cream and sauces were HFCS-free. They are replacing it with sugar. But is HFCS really less healthy than the alternatives?

It turns out that much of the hoopla surrounding HFCS may be based more hype than fact. For chefs, restaurateurs and packaged-food companies, removing HFCS is part of a larger effort to create foods that … Read the rest

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What does Tom Hanks have in common with Halle Berry, Drew Carey, Patti LaBell and Paula Deen? Tom is just the latest Hollywood star to disclose that he has Type 2 Diabetes. When he announced his disease on a recent David Letterman show, he said that he has had high blood sugar numbers since he was 36 (he’s now 57).

Diabetes is at epidemic levels in the U.S. and growing. A recent study found that nearly 26 million people in this country have diabetes and another 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes, a condition that places people at higher risk for … Read the rest

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just announced that, for the first time in decades, the rate of childhood obesity is down slightly. The rate of obesity in low-income preschoolers was lower in 18 states.

This is fantastic news, but one year is not a trend and we shouldn’t take our eyes off the ball quite yet. Childhood obesity is still at epidemic levels in many states. Some states report childhood obesity still affects more than 1 in 6 children, and studies continue to show that suffering from childhood obesity significantly raises the probability of continuing adult obesity.

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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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