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Soda Ban in NYC

Yesterday (Thursday, September 12th), the New York City Board of Health approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal limiting the size of sugary drinks sold in many venues (restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts) to 16 ounces. The vote was…...

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Sometimes it is really hard to get up off the couch. According to the World Health Organization, a sedentary lifestyle is a major underlying cause of death, disease, and disability. Approximately 2 million deaths every year are attributed to physical…...

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Obesity has become an extremely serious epidemic in our country. It was estimated that in 2008, annual health care costs related to obesity cost our nation $147 billion…double what it was a decade ago. Today, 31% of Americans are considered…...

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I recently watched Food, Inc., a documentary by Robert Kenner and Eric Schlosser exposing the highly mechanized food industry.  The film dives into various issues with our food supply, including the influence of government regulatory agencies (FDA and USDA), how…...

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This morning on the Today Show, they did a segment on the “Fat Acceptance Movement:” A movement towards increasing acceptance of those who are extremely overweight.  Some may argue that this is a “cop-out” or an excuse to be fat,…...

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Is your child a picky eater?  Do they claim they hate fruits or vegetables?  Do you find the foods they do tend to like are unhealthy and don’t provide much nutritional value?  In order to help educate children on the…...

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The annual health care spend for obesity related disease and health issues has doubled to a whopping $147 Billion in 2008 from $78.5 Billion in 1998. With TV shows like the Biggest Loser and More to Love, it is apparent…...

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In a recent post, I discussed the history of sugar and how over-consumption of the sweet, white substance can lead to disease and may even help promote cancer cell growth.  Many people commented…it was a hot topic.  The comments that…...

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On November 20th, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled that obese people have the right to two seats for the price of one on flights within Canada.  Apparently, an appeal made by Air Canada, Air Canada Jazz and WestJet was declined…...

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