March 3, 2014

Child obesity rates have NOT dropped

Don't believe everything you read.  If you take a closer look at the recent study in the news, you'll quickly see that obesity rates did not drop by 43 percent. The authors of the study actually said the rates stayed the same. 

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February 28, 2014

We will stop junk food advertising in schools

With an eye toward future Americans, the First Lady is working to change the way junk food is advertised in schools. By eliminating it. It's clear that advertising skews what young people eat. For too long the schools have said one thing, while vending machines and lunch choices said another. Now the soft drink companies will be singing a new tune.

Cutting out junk food ads in school

January 24, 2014

Information is the key to good nutrition

It looks like -- finally -- that the government will amend the rules around nutritional information.  And it's about time.  How many times have you searched for the calories of a package?  And don't get me started on the serving size.  But now it appears all will change.

What changes would you suggest?  My first suggestion is to put the percentages of sugar, corn syrup, and all those "bad" things right on the label.  If sugar is the third ingredient, does that mean 10% of the product is sugar or 49%?