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What is Domino’s Pizza Doing in Our Schools?

With childhood obesity on the rise, the US Department of Agriculture began raising nutrition standards for school food in 2012. The assumption was that fast foods and snacks were the culprits, and tha…

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Childhood Obesity May Cause Earlier Puberty. Should We Be Worried?

A new study proves a connection exists between early puberty in girls and obesity. As if we needed another reason to be concerned about the childhood obesity epidemic. The results of the study aren…

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Can a Yoga Ball Help You Learn?

A school in Philadelphia has replaced the chairs in one fifth grade class with yoga balls to help kids focus and learn! The idea behind the switch is basically this: kids have a lot of energy. When t…

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Veggie U Brings “Earth to Table” Curriculum to Kids

By Lacy Hansen for Diets In Review | Image via Billy Delfs It’s not news that our nation’s youth is in a serious health crisis. The latest statistics say that 17 percent or 12.5 million children be…

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The Obesity Epidemic: What Your BMI Means

One third of Americans are classified as obese—and the number is growing. Let's get some insight into this expanding epidemic.…

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3,717 Schools Get Healthier

Good news for First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative: the program has met and surpassed its nationwide goal for number of healthy schools certified by the HealthierUS School Challenge (HUS…

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Can Soda Cause Cancer?

With the July 4th holiday just behind us and soda a constant part of the menu (Americans consumed 9.4 billion cases of soft drinks in 2009), and Mayor Bloomberg pushing hard to limit the largest size …

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Adult Onset Diabetes: Does It Need a New Name?

For years there were two distinct forms of diabetes (not including gestational diabetes, which occurs solely in pregnant women). They were Type 1, also referred to as “juvenile diabetes” because patie…

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Support Human Rights with Unhealthy Cookies?

By Margaret Badore for DietsInReview.com This past week I noticed a lot of friends posting on Facebook and Twitter about "Counter-Boycotting" the Girl Scouts by purchasing their signature cookies. …

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Childhood Obesity is the Launch Cause for CharitySub

This may be the first generation to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. The number of overweight and obese children in the United States is growing at a rapid rate. Since 1980, the p…

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