Browsing the "children" Tag

How Can We Address the Childhood Obesity Problem?

December 2nd, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

A Facebook pal recently asked what folks thought about Georgia's new childhood obesity campaign. It garnered some really good discussion, and it got me thinking a lot about how we can tackle this childhood obesity problem


5 Solutions for Healthy School Lunches

September 1st, 2011 | by 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 that are best described as fast food: hamburgers, chicken nuggets, fried snacks, and sugary soft drinks. Yet school lunch programs can play a key role in reinforcing healthy eating behaviors by integrating such measures as school gardens, nutrition education, locally sourced organic food, and efforts that affirm the value of mealtimes


Happy Meal Change: The Healthier Happy Meal

July 28th, 2011 | by Heather Carr

McDonald's announced they are changing up their Happy Meals to make them healthier. Apples will be added to the Happy Meal and the portion of fries will shrink. How will this affect the nutrition of the Happy Meal and will it improve the Happy Meal enough to get around the toy bans?


Dad’s Eating Habits Matter More

May 13th, 2011 | by Jeannie Moulton

A study presented in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior explores how parenting styles and work schedules affect children's diets



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