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It's time to halt an unhealthy trend

All parents should know that our schools are now one of the largest sources of unhealthy food for kids. Candy, soda, pizza and other snacks compete with nutritious meals everyday with the junk food variety winning hands...
Increase in diabetes rate continues trend in Alaska

...Naylor, speaking at the University of Alaska Fairbanks last week, said lifestyle changes such as inactivity and unhealthy food choices, coupled with increasing meal portion sizes, have contributed to the increase in obesity. The changes in...
Carrots in big tussle against corn dogs for student loyalty

...might not make enough money to break even, she said. Students at the open campus would leave school at lunch to buy unhealthy food, and some students who leave for lunch don't return for classes, Morse said. Hamrick said he did cave in and...
School lunch needs a stimulus bill

...healthy fruits and vegetables. Some students are going hungry. Many others have the opposite problem: Cheap and unhealthy food has left them overweight and facing a high risk of diabetes and other diet-related health problems. Reform is critical...
Success with SAD

...foods high in carbohydrates are available in plentiful quantities during the holidays and can lead to overeating and unhealthy food choices during the winter months. Incorporate as many nutrient-packed foods that are satisfying and delicious when...
Real health care reform starts in the lunchroom

...adulthood, these costs will rise even higher. The obesity epidemic has a simple cause: We're eating too much unhealthy food. A study presented recently at the European Congress on Obesity found that Americans' weight gain over the last...
Children gain more weight in summer than ever before

...spent on the Internet, playing video games, watching DVDs or cable TV in air-conditioned comfort while grazing on unhealthy food. It is no wonder that Duke University found this year that U.S. children age 6-11 are almost four times more...


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