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Archive for the ‘Junk Food’ Category

Nutritional Value of Fast Foods Have Not Improved

A new study that looked into the nutritional quality of menu items offered at eight popular fast-food restaurants shows that there has only been modest improvements over the last14 years. The researchers analyzed the menus from 1997- 2010, which came from Burger King, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), Taco Bell, Arby’s, Dairy Queen, and Jack in the Box. Using the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Healthy Eating Index to evaluate the nutritional quality of the menu items served in these fast food chains, they found that the score for all these restaurants increased from 45 to 48 during the study […]

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7UP Company Sued for False Health Claims

A beverage that has a fruity flavor does not necessarily contain healthy ingredients, such as vitamin, minerals, or antioxidants. And if the manufacturer promotes these products claiming falsely that they have health benefits based on flavor alone, they are apt to be sued for it. Dr Pepper Snapple Group, is being sued by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) for marketing 7UP products as disease-fighting antioxidant drinks. Michael F. Jacobson, executive director of the CSPI says that like other sugary beverages, non-diet varieties of 7UP promote health problems like obesity, tooth decay and diabetes and that adding […]

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Increased Calorie Consumption for Kids Eating Out

On any given day, forty-one percent of adolescents eat fast food, consuming an average of 1,000 calories while about a third of all children aged 2-11 consume this type of food, according to recent research. Furthermore, data show that children and adolescents consume an increased total amount of calories on the days when they eat out, suggesting that they do not compensate with the increased calorie intake by eating less at home. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago who published it at Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. It is the first study […]

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Keeping Halloween Healthy

Children and parents are always excited about the costumes, the food and the fun associated with Halloween parties and trick-or-treating. But to health experts, the scariest part of celebrating this annual activity is the amount of sweets and junk children might eat. Aside from this, there are possible dangers that can threaten kids, such as swallowing small objects, food poisoning, and various accidents that can occur. Dr. William Gillespie, a pediatrician and chief medical officer at EmblemHealth shares some tips on how to keep Halloween safe and healthy. He recommends giving children a healthy snack before they start going for […]

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