New federal rules aim to make school snacks more healthful, limit junk food sales on campus

February 4, 2013

Goodbye candy bars and sugary cookies. Hello baked chips and diet sodas. The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make sure all foods sold in schools are more healthful, a change that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks, and greasy foods on campus. Under new […]

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More salt in kids’ diets may mean more obesity

December 13, 2012

By Rita Rubin Limiting children’s salt intake could be one way to reduce childhood obesity, new research suggests. The study of more than 4,200 Australian children aged 2 to 16 years old found that those who ate more salt also drank more fluids, particularly sugar-sweetened beverages — namely soda, fruit drinks, flavored mineral waters, and sports […]

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Fruit juice has benefits, but calories outweigh them, experts say

October 18, 2012

By Gabriella Boston The school year is underway, and many parents see no better way to prepare their children for a taxing day of learning than with a large glass of sunshine, also known as orange juice.

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Soda, other sugary drinks more firmly tied to obesity in new studies

September 26, 2012

Sept. 21, 2012, Huffington Post By Marilynn Marchione New research powerfully strengthens the case against soda and other sugary drinks as culprits in the obesity epidemic. A huge, decades-long study involving more than 33,000 Americans has yielded the first clear proof that drinking sugary beverages interacts with genes that affect weight, amplifying a person’s risk […]

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