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Healthy Eating Habits

Being Out Of Work May Actually Be Really Unhealthy For You

Posted 07.03.2012 | Business

The unemployment crisis may also be a health crisis. People who are out of work against their will are more likely to have poor health habits than ...

I Call the Vote: A Farm Bill Litmus Test for the Food Movement

Ken Cook | Posted 07.10.2012 | Green
Ken Cook

Is offering a healthy snack the only idea in the farm bill that should matter to the food movement? Of course not.

Make May Your Official Family Mealtime Month: A How-To Guide

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Your kids will not only benefit from family mealtime -- they'll remember their experiences fondly into adulthood and will pass the tradition on to their children. Here is a four-step guide for parents to bring mealtime back and include their children in the process.

The New 'Magic' Surgery for Weight Loss

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 06.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Bariatric surgery, whether a stomach bypass operation or sewing together bits of a stomach lining, is not sufficient to prevent emotional overeating or the failure to accept a permanent commitment to health eating and exercise.

Ice Cream in the Park, Parenting and Individual Responsibility

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 06.05.2012 | Parents
Rosalyn Hoffman

What mom hasn't been overwhelmed by the awesome responsibility of parenthood? And what mom doesn't want to protect her kid from the world around them? But, it's impossible to screen out the real world.

It's Hard Being Mean

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 06.02.2012 | Parents
Kelly Dorfman

In a world of too many choices, kids need parents to create a structure for healthy eating.

Training Toddlers' Taste Buds: Juice vs. Froot Loops

Dina R. Rose | Posted 03.27.2012 | Parents
Dina R. Rose

A study published by the Center for Disease Control just made a radical recommendation: after-school programs should stop serving 100 percent apple ju...

Paula Deen at the Crossroads: Punch Line or Role Model?

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 03.20.2012 | Food
Nancy Huehnergarth

Could Deen's diabetes diagnosis act as a wake up call to those in denial about the relationship between what you eat and your health?

WATCH: Kelly Meyer Talks Healthy Eating Advice

Posted 12.27.2011 | Food

The Huffington Post hosted a mix of celebrities, politicians, and innovators at New York's Skylight Soho Tuesday night to honor HuffPost's 2011 Game C...

6 Ways To Make Healthy Choices At A Party

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 11.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

I'm often asked by my patients what they should eat when they are at parties -- especially with the seemingly inexhaustible supply of calorie-laden goodies at the cocktail hour and sit-down dinners.

Solutions to Your College Food and Fitness Dilemma

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 10.20.2011 | College
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

It's important in college -- especially with so much to do -- to be aware of the proper nutrition your body needs to help you perform at your peak, both in the classroom and in the rest of your daily life.

Where 50% Of The People Are Obese And Don't Know It

Posted 05.07.2013 | Latino Voices

Fox News Latino: An estimated 50 percent of the population in Paraguay is obese and many of them don't even know it, the Ministry of Health said We...

Are You An Adult Picky Eater?

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 10.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Everyone prefers some foods over others, but some adults take this tendency to an extreme. These people tend to prefer the kinds of bland food they may have enjoyed as children.

Obesity Problem Is About Personal Responsibility and Access

Michelle Bernard | Posted 10.03.2011 | Food
Michelle Bernard

The food and advertising industry is often cast as the callous, corporate villain for a problem that, in truth, is really about personal responsibility and access to healthy and affordable foods.

Janell Ross

From Fresh Food to French Fries: Great Recession Assails American Eating Habits

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 11.08.2012 | Business

As Michele Washington walks into a McDonald's in Harlem on a recent evening, exhausted from a two-hour commute and eager for an inexpensive meal, ...

Using Cash Instead of Credit Could Lead To Healthier Eating

Posted 09.06.2011 | Healthy Living

Using debit and credit cards have become second nature to most people who don't want to run to the bank every time they're out of cash, but new resear...

'Dance Your Ass Off' Creator Talks Body Image

Leslie Goldman | Posted 08.17.2011 | Style
Leslie Goldman

"Basically, in our society, you can never fix anything enough. The minute you get your head above water about one thing, they let you know that 12 other things about you suck. It's like playing Self-Esteem Whack-A-Mole."

Food Fight: Beating Processed Food Marketers at Their Own Game

Sherri York | Posted 06.17.2011 | Food
Sherri York

"But, Fruit Loops have fruit," my son said. With that uttering, I pulled out the big guns.

The Quinoa Quandary

New York Times | SIMON ROMERO and SARA SHAHRIARI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

When NASA scientists were searching decades ago for an ideal food for long-term human space missions, they came across an Andean plant called quinoa. ...

Health and Vitality -- It's About Community

Joe Cross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Joe Cross

Along with eating right and exercise, Web-based communities are emerging as a third prong in a plan to not only reclaim but maintain health and vitality.

America Achieves Top Ten Status...But It Ain't Good

Christina Pirello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christina Pirello

It's as though we don't even see food as food anymore, just the sum of its nutritional parts. We have lost touch with our intuition and fallen victim to the science of nutrition -- and marketing.

I'm A Qualitarian, How About You?

Ashley Koff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ashley Koff

What does it mean to be a qualitarian? It means, first and foremost, that you choose to be the gatekeeper for what goes into your body.

'Tis the Season of Weight Gain

Christina Pirello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christina Pirello

Here are some sure-fire tricks to get you through holiday meals so you can enjoy your family, friends and not feel guilty come the New Year.

Is Healthy Weight Loss an Oxymoron?

The Baietto Brothers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Baietto Brothers

When you make being healthy a habit, you don't just get good results some of the time, but all of the time.

Overcoming Mageirocophobia -- the Fear of Cooking

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Dr. Susan Albers

If you can read, you can cook. So, why is it that so many very intelligent men and women get overwhelmed, throw their hands up in the air and deem themselves incapable in the kitchen?