Parents face many challenges when trying to get their children to eat a more healthy diet. One key for parents is to try and make sure their children make healthy choices inside and outside the home.
So many people are struggling with their "home economics." Even though convenience foods may seem cheap, they're almost always more expensive per serving than the home-made version.
Proclaiming yogurt as an official state snack is a terribly misguided proposal since the majority of yogurt on the market today is full of added sugars. The saddest part is those yogurts marketed to kids tend to have the most added sugars.
I guess I only know this. The vendors keep dishing dietary epiphanies in bite-sized, moronic morsels almost every day. We never seem to see the elephant in the room and most of us can't seem to wait to get in line.
Exercise and wellness activities help kids feel comfortable with who they are and teach them that their appearance is a part of their identity to be proud of, and we need more programs like that do just that.
Exercise is a promise that isn't easy to keep. It is sometimes glorious, sometimes hideous, but always valuable.
If you've never been clinically obese and walked into a fitness class, then it is hard to describe the courage and fortitude it takes to turn 180 degrees and literally move your titanic self towards health.
What does it mean when the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents the world's packaged food and drink industry, puts out a defensive press release about a documentary before it is released? I'd say it means they are scared, and, after viewing the new film Fed Up, I can understand why.
There's a new documentary out that aims to prove that "everything we've been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong." Tha...
You eat from the moment of birth to the moment of death. Eating gives you life and sustains you. It brings you joy, zest, vitality, and builds relationships. It can also bring illness, sadness, chronic pain, isolation, and for some, a premature death. It all depends on your relationship with food.
Fed Up, which is executive produced and narrated by Katie Couric, begins much like a horror movie, as a montage of TV news anchors breathlessly describe a lethal affliction infecting millions of Americans across the country, sowing illness and death for increasing numbers of men, women, and children.
We're all quite impulsive when it comes to food, and even more so when it comes to high-reward foods. Kids are even more vulnerable, and kids with higher impulsivity are a great target audience for advertisers. All the more reason to try and limit kids' exposure to these ads.
Every once in a few years, a documentary about food captures the public's imagination and inspires people to make changes in their lives and in our food environment. The latest, and perhaps the most strategic, of these is Fed Up, the film about food industry's contribution to obesity.
There doesn't seem to be any way around the latest inconvenient truth. Sugar kills. We need to drastically decrease consumption.
Prescription testosterone is unnecessary and dangerous for women and children, not just most men. Very few medical prescriptions given to a man affect a female partner and family so intimately and affect desired intimacy and passion in just the wrong way.
So you think that opting for Lo Fat items at the market and hitting the gym will keep you in fighting form? Fed Up, an essential documentary narrated and executive produced by Katie Couric and directed by Stephanie Soechtig, is here to tell you different.