Browsing the "diet and nutrition" Tag

Mountain Dew Kickstart: The Latest in a Long Line of Breakfast Atrocities

March 3rd, 2013 | by Matthew Lovitt

It's a question many of us have pondered, when trying to develop the healthy lifestyle habits that are invaluable in the quest for health and wellness. Answering the breakfast question may have just become more difficult with the release of PepsiCo's Mountain Dew KickStart, aimed at further divorcing our best intentions from the behaviors that truly support health


New School Food Rules Set To Improve Adolescent Snacking

February 4th, 2013 | by Matthew Lovitt

On February 1st, the USDA released a landmark proposal (pdf) that sets forth new guidelines that will regulate the snacks that are able to be sold in schools and builds on improvements made to regulations guiding breakfast and lunch programs that emphasize the inclusion of more fruits, vegetables and whole grains


Big Food, Big Marketing and Big Children

December 20th, 2012 | by Matthew Lovitt

By now, we are all well aware that the state of our children’s health is in rapid decline. With nearly 30% of children identified as either overweight or obese and the alarming rate with which children are developing type II, adult-onset, diabetes, everyone is attempting to assert blame for the epidemic that has a firm grip on the health of our youth.



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