Eat + Run

August 2013


Don't Blame Your Children for Their Weight

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Earlier this summer, my office kicked off a three-year project in partnership with Ontario's Ministry of Health to help parents of children 12 and under with obesity. The program's extensive. It's one year in duration and involves unlimited one-on-one access to physicians, registered dietitians,

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
children's health
family
family health
weight loss
obesity
parenting

When Good Foods Make You Feel Bad

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While I recognize that Michael Phelps fueled many an Olympic Gold Medal with his McDonald's-based diet, he appears a notable exception to the general rule that people feel their best and most energetic when eating healthy foods. But when you've got digestive woes – like acid reflux, irritable bowel ...

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
irritable bowel syndrome
ulcerative colitis
Crohn's disease
GERD

7 Protein-Packed School Lunch Ideas

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Send your kids back to school with protein-packed school lunches. This is also a great opportunity to teach your kids why protein is important for them and explain which foods in their lunch are the best sources.

Protein intake is very important for kids to help keep their immune system strong and ...

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
children's health
family
family health
food and drink
elementary school

Why Are We Hung Up on Chocolate Milk in School?

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With Labor Day almost upon us, the annual debate on banning flavored milk in schools has hit the airwaves. Simple as it may seem, milk is a lightning rod for controversy. How did milk get so complicated? And what does scientific research offer by way of answers?

At the heart of the controversy over ...

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
obesity
weight loss
vitamins
children's health
food and drink

Getting Your Kids to Say Yes to Vegetables

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Those with a sales or marketing background may be familiar with the "yes-able" proposition. It's a negotiating technique designed to achieve a successful outcome – a "yes" – to the proverbial "offer they can't refuse." Specifically, it's a proposal with a high likelihood of being accepted because ...

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
family
family health
children's health
food and drink

4 Numbers That Could Save Your Life

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We learn our phone numbers by first grade and our social security numbers when we're filling out college applications. We've memorized our password numbers to unlock our phones, and we even know the numbers representing our favorite sports players' stats. Yet many of us don't know the numbers that ...

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
heart health
women's health
men's health
weight loss
cholesterol
high blood pressure
diabetes
prediabetes

Making Sense of the FDA's New Gluten-Free Labeling Law

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, at long last, has issued a formal rule regulating use of the term "gluten-free" on foods and beverages. When the news was announced last Friday, collective sighs of "finally!" came from all corners of the gluten-free universe. The FDA regulation limits the use ...

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
food allergies
food safety
FDA
gluten
digestive disorders

How to Conquer Nighttime Food Struggles

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Over the course of the past decade, working in a practice exclusively devoted to weight management, I've met a great many folks who struggle with their dietary decisions. More often than not, they label themselves as stress eaters, emotional eaters and boredom eaters. And while the foods they tend ...

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
weight loss
obesity
food and drink
eating disorders
stress
anxiety
mental health