Are we really surprised? The federal rule that would make it mandatory for restaurant, supermarket and convenience store chains to post calorie counts on their menus may be delayed yet again just […]
7-Eleven Uses Slurpees to Promote Cancer Research for Kids
You might be thinking, hey it’s a sweet treat for a great cause. Problem is, sugar isn’t only found in the occasional sweet-treat dessert. It’s loaded throughout processed foods like breakfast cereals, packaged snacks and juice drinks consumed daily by most kids.
New Study Highlights “Prediabetes” Epidemic in California
A new study released today reports that nearly half of California adults, including one out of every three young adults, have either prediabetes — a precursor to type 2 diabetes — or undiagnosed diabetes. […]
Always Hungry? – A Dietary Prescription for Fat (Science) from Dr. David Ludwig
Despite 40 years of telling people to eat less and move more – the obesity epidemic has skyrocketed. Which leaves us with one of two possibilities: the general public has lost its moral fabric and no one can control themselves anymore – or our fundamental way of thinking about it is wrong…
Confessions of a Miseducated Dieter – A Blog Series and Online Forum on Health & Community Wellness
Contrary to popular belief, for most veteran dieters the battle to break the “pound-barrier” doesn’t stem from laziness or even an unwillingness to learn about what constitutes healthy eating and active living. Truth […]
CSPI Report Highlights Childhood “Globesity” Crisis, Hits Hard at Big Soda
As the childhood “Globesity” epidemic continues to make headlines, The Center for the Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) released a new report this week called Carbonating the World, highlighting how Big Soda markets soda to children across the globe.
5 Daily Tips (You Already Know) For Pushing Through Your Depressive Rut
These feelings of defeat and shame, while often triggered by the loss of a loved one, divorce, job change, trauma or medical condition, cause us to hit the floor hard. But keeping it simple, we need to get back up. So how do we do that when even the smallest tasks like brushing our teeth feel like braving Mount Everest?
The #OpenTruth: How Big Soda Targets Minority Youth
My role as gatekeeper to the “sugar express” isn’t made any easier by the ploys and strategic marketing campaigns by the sugary beverage industry pushing sugar-loaded beverages through educational incentives for parents and teens. As if the showdown for sweets at the check-out aisle with my teenager isn’t enough, Big Soda is also spinning the consumption of their products through scholarships and tuition toward higher education…
Keep it Simple: A Miracle Drink For Your Health
Every once and awhile we need a little reminder about some of the simpler solutions for promoting health and nutrition education available through social media. Mainstream news outlets and entertainment television consistently bombard us (along with our children) with […]
No Shame to Big Soda’s Game…#MakeItHappy
Before we get too warm and fuzzy over Coca-Cola’s #MakeItHappy campaign tied to Super Bowl XLIX, learn the facts on childhood obesity and sugar sweetened beverage consumption first…