Study examined association between household behaviors, youth BMI

December 28, 2012

This study sought to determine whether children (aged 9–18 years) who live in households that have healthful practices related to behaviors associated with obesity have a lower body mass index (BMI).

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Despite more ‘healthy’ options, little change in fast-food calorie counts

December 27, 2012

By Barbara Bronson Gray You’d like a salad? Want some fries with that? A new study shows that providing more menu options on a fast-food menu doesn’t mean the average diner chows down fewer calories. Researchers found that although there has been a 53 percent increase in the total number of menu offerings over the […]

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Kids pick nutritional Happy Meal when no toy offered with less healthy option: Study

August 14, 2012

Aug. 12, 2012, Global News By Sheryl Ubelacker Children are far more likely to pick a healthier fast-food meal when promotional toys are offered only with those menu options and not with less nutritional fare like burgers, fries, and a pop, a study has found. Canadian researchers set out to see which McDonald’s Happy Meals that […]

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