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Ask Michelle Obama

Ask Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign is gearing up to celebrate its second anniversary – and now you have a chance to ask her your questions about it. If you have a burning question for the First Lady on her campaign to get kids to stay active and eat healthy foods – or if you have [...]

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Prevent Child Obesity – 5 Tips

Childhood obesity has been in the news this week – even more so than before – in part because of a controversial series of ads run in Georgia. These ads feature overweight kids who talk frankly about being teased and ostracized because of their weight. No matter how you feel about the ads, the pain [...]

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Food News Wrap: July 29

Let’s start with the heavy hitters: McDonald’s made a big splash this week when it announced a nutrition overhaul of its much-criticized Happy Meal. They will downsize the French fry portions and put a fruit or veggie in every Happy Meal. This was the talk of nutrition-watchers all the way up to the White House, [...]

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Food News Wrap: July 22

We keep saying it, and we’re still going to keep saying it: Watch what your kids are watching on TV, because it’s hard to say who else is watching out for them. Exhibit A: Coming up at the same time period as proposed new federal guidelines, food manufacturers have drafted their own nutrition guidelines for marketing to kids. [...]

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Food News Wrap: July 8

This week, we are striving for balance. We’re reeling from the new report from the Trust For America’s health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on the national obesity crisis. The report shows that obesity increased in every state last year, and that more than 12 million children and adolescents are considered obese. At the same [...]

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Food News Wrap: July 1

As we head into the holiday weekend, we’re thinking all about healthy summer eats for kids. Some of the most troubling things we’ve read this week have come out of the Childhood Obesity Conference, including the fact that the average teen sees five fast food ads per day, and the average preschooler sees more than 1000 fast food [...]

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