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School Cafeterias to Serve Healthy Meals

School districts in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Chicago, Orlando and Miami, Florida, are planning to use their clout to make healthful food a national standard in schools. Aside from this, they also plan to promote eco-friendly practices by replacing plastic and polystyrene with biodegradable flatware and trays. The new Urban School Food Alliance among LA Unified and five major school districts  aims to reduce children’s consumption of sugar, fat and salt in school meals and to encourage other school districts to join the crusade. School districts that have so far expressed interest include Houston, Oakland, and San Diego. Each […]

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A study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that school-based nutrition programs which encourage children to eat more fruits and vegetables have been somewhat successful. Charlotte Evans, author and nutrition researcher at the University of Leeds in the UK, believes that although the results showed that the children ate just a little more fruits than vegetables, the good health habits they acquire during childhood may be carried through adulthood. The study involved 21 school-based programs which included about 900 students per study, who were aged 5-12 years old. The programs included various strategies which ranged from simple […]

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Posted in: Appetite Control, Diet, Disease Prevention, Healthy Eating, Kid's Health, Meal Preparation, News Briefs, Nutrition, Obesity, Parenting, Teenage Health

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Working Moms and their Children’s Health

A newly published research paper written by a Cornell University health economist reveals that American mothers with full-time jobs spend about 3.5 fewer hours per day on chores such as cooking, grocery shopping and playing with children compared to stay-at-home and unemployed moms. It was also found that working moms are more likely to make up for this lack of time by purchasing prepared foods in the form of takeout from restaurants or prepackaged, ready-to-eat meals from the grocery. Although these are generally less nutritious than home-cooked meals, lead author John Cawley states that it is not accurate to attribute […]

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Posted in: Girls' Health, Kid's Health, Lifestyle, News Briefs, Nutrition, Obesity, Overweight, Parenting, Teenage Health

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