Tag Archives: Obesity

Can Prunes Help Whittle Your Waistline?

If most of us think of prunes at all, we think of them as something senior citizens eat because of their high fiber content.  But a new study may have everyone talking about prunes as the next weight loss “superfood”.   … Continue reading

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4 Things You Can Do This Month to Fight Childhood Obesity

There is no question that childhood obesity is one of the greatest challenges facing both our country and our state. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the obesity rate among children has doubled in the last 30 years … Continue reading

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How Small Steps in Our Diet Can Reap Real Rewards

There is no question that the food we eat and the things we drink impact how much we weigh and how healthy we are.  While most of us know this, the choices we make every day would indicate otherwise.  The … Continue reading

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Filling Your Plate with Healthy Foods May Actually Save You Money

Last summer, the USDA launched My Plate, a new set of nutritional guidelines aimed at reversing the upward trend in obesity amongst American children, teens, and adults.  Replacing the food pyramid formerly used to help explain what we should be … Continue reading

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Obesity Epidemic: Supermarkets are Making it Easier to Eat Healthy

All you need to do is turn on the news to hear about the obesity epidemic in our country.  The national statistics are staggering and it isn’t just our children that are in danger.  In 2010, the CDC found that one-third … Continue reading

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