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U.S. Food Culture Proves Difficult Hurdle For Hispanic Mothers

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 01.02.2013 | Latino Voices

Hispanic mothers, especially those in urban and low-income areas and who have recently migrated to the U.S., have difficulty adapting to the food cult...

School Lunches: Yet Another Diet Mishap?

Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE

Please, America: Throw away the scales and stop focusing only on calories. Yes, calories are of extreme importance for weight management. But they are only of equal, or perhaps even lesser, significance than food quality.

Cooking Healthy for Kids

David Kirsch | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
David Kirsch

As a single father of 3-year-old twin girls and the founder and owner of the Madison Square Club and David Kirsch Wellness Co., staying fit and healthy is at the top of my list. I have always believed that nutrition plays a major part in one's overall wellness quotient.

The Forgotten Children of the Sahel

Jennifer Nielsen | Posted 08.18.2012 | Impact
Jennifer Nielsen

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Nutrition: Where Health Meets The Real World

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.08.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

When it comes to nutrition and the monumental influence it has on our health, the rubber hits the road wherever people and food come together. Kitchens and cafeterias. Schools and workplaces. Supermarkets and restaurants.

The Missing Piece in the Education Reform Conversation

Andrew Hysell | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Andrew Hysell

As education reformers consider health, the vast resources and capacity dedicated to educating our children can also become a vehicle to make them healthier. Childhood obesity advocates must take heed and seize this opportunity.

Pizza Sauce Wins the Food Fight

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

Children need to eat more vegetables, and we should push for increased intake of conventional vegetables and not look toward pizza as providing a satisfactory substitute.

Trashables: Oscar Mayer's Lunchables Are Nasty -- But the Message to Kids Is Worse

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

While Oscar Mayer's non-ironic slogan states, "It doesn't get any better than this," one is tempted to substitute the word "grosser" for "better."

Back to School and Back to Good Food

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 08.14.2012 | Education
Danielle Nierenberg

As summer comes to an end, school is just around the corner for children across the United States. For children enrolled in state schools, this typically means the return of unhealthy lunches.

Confessions of a Failed Parent

Jonathan Black | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Black

To comply with the recommended vegetable portion, my boys would have to get up at dawn and eat green beans nonstop until dusk. What fiends had devised this guilt-inducing polyhedron?