Even a temporary period of poverty puts a child at risk of lifelong disadvantage. So when 39 percent of our children are being exposed to such harm, that is a public health crisis -- quite possibly the most serious one this country has ever faced.
The three most important things you can do to reduce your risk of breast cancer and other major diseases include a colorful plant-based diet, limiting alcohol consumption and controlling your weight. It's about time we start to look at prevention of breast cancer as opposed to early detection.
I'm not saying that we haven't made progress on the epidemic that is childhood obesity. We have -- but it's still an epidemic.
If it's Fort Worth, Texas, it takes action "the Fort Worth Way." That is, through a grass-roots, public-private partnership of engaged civic leadership, the business community and volunteers determined to solve problems collaboratively.
In the past 30 years, Americans have consumed more and more added sugars in the foods they eat and the beverages they drink. Is it any wonder why we have seen obesity become an epidemic in our country?
The implementation of the new standards has been accompanied by real concerns about food waste, and it will never be easy to decide just how much our nation is willing to spend on children's lunches. But renewing the child nutrition programs means supporting beautifully bipartisan goals.
"Listen to the stories your food can tell you," my Italian granddad always says. So commences the bedtime story In the Kitchen with Grandad. Running to 26 pages and focusing on Italian cuisine, it is the first paperback in a series of vignettes on international cooking.
One in three children in the United States are overweight or obese, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Obesity affects qua...
Parents, teachers, school administrators, policymakers, and city planners are all responsible for helping to create a childhood obesity crisis. They must all now be responsible for helping to eradicate it.
We probably could have predicted the outcomes of a recent and well done study. Does a typical Southern diet, rich in fried foods, fatty foods, eggs, processed meats like bacon and ham, organ meats, and sugar rich drinks, promote heart disease?
The incentive offered does not need to be anything fancy or expensive. And the subjects consistently chose the smaller portion-plus-incentive option even when it was priced the same as the larger portion.
Changing technology stimulates the brain and increases intelligence. But that may only be true if the technology challenges us. In a world run by intelligent machines, our lives could get a lot simpler. Would that make us less intelligent?
We all reach for sugary drinks from time to time. Some more than others. But who can blame us? They are discretionary calories that just taste so darn...
They may look like passive viewers, but their absorptive minds are far from inactive. In fact, a new study suggests the little critics silently pass judgment on animated characters just as adults rag on fictional humans. Specifically, kids fat-shame cartoons.
Now the risks of obesity are real. But can we rely on a single number to tell us if someone is overweight? How reliable is BMI really?
We can overcome the prevailing threat of obesity, but first, do need to stop overlooking it under our own roofs. We can overcome oblivobesity if we understand the tendency at its origins. When all is said and done, generally more than enough has been said, and not nearly enough has been done.