"According to new research led by Michigan State University and published in the current issue of Childhood Obesity, when schools offered snacks in lunchtime a la carte or vending that were mostly or entirely healthful, students responded with improvements in their diets, said Katherine Alaimo, MSU associate professor of food, science and human nutrition.
"When healthful food options are offered, students will select them, eat them and improve their diet," she said. "Our study shows that.Read more
20-25 years ago, were we having any discussion about childhood obesity? Our "too-busy" lifestyles today have led so many of us to look for ways to conveniently do everything, including meals. Video games, tv, smart phones all provide wonderful distractions for children who used to go outside to play so getting daily exercise wasn't a problem. Here's an interesting article on how adolescent bariatric surgery can help " reverse previously undiagnosed cardiovascular.Read more