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When it Comes to Marking, Junk Food Companies Target Kids of Color

The data is staggering: For one in four adolescents of color, maintaining a healthy weight is a daily struggle. More than 25 percent of black or Latino boys aged six to 11 are obese, according to Cent…

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Pizza Hut & Taco Bell Remove Artificial Ingredients From the Menu

Pizza Hut and Taco Bell announced on May 26th that they will remove all artificial colors and flavors from their food. The move is likely in response to consumer demands and increasing consumer awaren…

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Why Are We Getting Rid of Gym Class?

Students all over the country are heading back to school this month. For many, this means saying goodbye to the activities and exercise opportunities of summer. Instead, students will take on more sed…

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The Dark Side of Food Colors

The next time you’re at a child’s birthday party, notice the beautiful array of cakes, cookies, and cupcakes, all showcasing a rainbow assortment of artificial colors.  While they may make these sweet…

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Is Kindness the Key to Happiness and Acceptance for Children?

"I profess the religion of Love, Love is my religion and my faith.” ~ Rumi I’d like to thank everyone for reading my Celestial Musings Blog this year and want to wish you all a very happy New Year.…

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A Manifesto for Parents of Picky Eaters

All children are picky eaters. Even my child, who frequently requests more vegetables in his lunchbox, exhibits behavior that is “picky” when it comes to what he will, or will not, eat. He likes peanu…

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Allergies in Children

If you want to help increase the chances that your child will not develop allergies, here are a few things to try.…

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Vitamin D Levels May Predict Diabetes

Researchers followed almost 500 obese and non-overweight children to determine the factors that are involved with diabetes in later years. They found a surprising connection between low vitamin D leve…

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Why You Should Care About the Farm Bill (video)

Do you ever wonder why highly processed foods are so profitable for the food industry? The Farm Bill makes their primary ingredients cheaper, and favors industrial producers over small farmers. Fresh …

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Celebrate School Lunch (Michael Pollan Video)

This week is National School Lunch Week, a time to celebrate school lunch programs, raise awareness, and take action to create a healthier food culture for the next generation. In this new vid…

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