So "okay at any size" seems to be gathering pop culture momentum. And I regret to say, I can't be entirely okay with that. It's not the size I'm not okay with -- it's the consequences.
I remember school cafeteria food -- with a certain amount of horror -- but not actually eating it. What I remember was our lunch lady cashier, who was huge and mustached and who scared the bejesus out of me. Once, as I paid for lunch, I dropped a coin into my spaghetti.
The Nation piece ultimately concludes that few if any truly significant changes have been made by the food industry as a result of Ms. Obama's program. But the fact that Ms. Obama can't (or won't) wage war with Big Food has never surprised me.
The subject of obesity shouldn't be taboo. We need to talk about its causes and what we can do as a society to address it because it is killing us.
Too often when we talk about this nation's obesity crisis, we talk about it as an overwhelming, seemingly unsolvable problem. With 1 in 3 American children overweight or obese, the issue is an urgent one, but as one American city is showing us, a solution is possible.
Change is hard, but if all of us who care about student nutrition in school work together, we'll get there.
We want our kids to eat well because we want them to be healthy, and we want them to be healthy because we love them. They need to know that -- and that job resides with families, not government. They need to know that they can wind up loving foods that love them back.
Over 50 million kids headed back to school in the United States this year with the promise of a healthier lunch menu, thanks to the "Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act."
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Did you ever wonder why more parent-child conflicts occur in the cereal aisle than in the adjoining aisles that sell dried pasta, canned tuna, or paper towels?
Recent research shows that poor self-perception about weight actually contributes to obesity -- especially in teens.
Millions of American children live in food insecure homes. School meals are often their only dependable source of food, yet for a variety of reasons they may not be getting all the food that's being made available to them. It's a tragic situation.
We shouldn't be surprised that when we spend the first years of our kids' lives telling them to eat more that they have to spend the rest of their lives figuring out how to eat less.
I am writing in defense of the mirror! A Today Show segment highlighting Autumn Whitefield-Madrano's blog on HuffPost on mirror fasting, struck me as ...
I find myself tempted to propose a pledge we all take: the 20 minute pledge. There are 1,440 minutes in every day. Of that total, 20 minutes represents less than 1.4 percent.
The school lunch calorie issue is getting particular traction in right-wing media outlets and I've already told you about Republican congressmen seeking to repeal the calorie caps, calling the new regulations "the nanny state personified."