Archive for March, 2011

Best and Worst Fast Food Kids’ Meals

Children who eat lots of fast food are at greater risk for obesity, but you can choose healthier options at most fast food chains. The Rudd Center analyzed and ranked children’s fast food meals based on calories, salt and saturated fat.


Continue Reading March 30, 2011 at 8:55 am Leave a comment

Food Patterns that Promote Childhood Obesity

According to the American Dietetic Association (ADA), the following foods, nutrients and eating behaviors are positively associated with childhood overweight: calorically sweetened beverages, including soft drinks; fruit juice when consumed in large quantities; skipping breakfast; consuming food away from home, particularly at fast food restaurants, and especially among adolescents– increased portion sizes; and a low intake of fruits and vegetables. Frequency of family meals was associated with better overall dietary quality in teenagers.

Replace the fast food and humongous portions with fresh fruit and vegetables

March 29, 2011 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

Support Healthier School Meals

Join parents and health professionals across the country who are championing healthier school meals. Sign the Petition to be delivered by Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Continue Reading March 29, 2011 at 12:06 pm Leave a comment

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