Eat + Run

October 2013


Celebrate Food Day Every Day, Not Just Today

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Since my kids were big enough to sit in a shopping cart, they came food shopping with me. We made games of choosing the right foods, such as red day (looking for foods that were red in color) or round day (you'd be surprised how many foods and containers are round). Then we went home and talked ...

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
food and drink
food stamps
personal budgets
obesity
family health

Finding Health and Losing Weight: Is It That Complicated?

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Even proponents of the Affordable Care Act, or so-called Obamacare – and yes, I am among them – acknowledge that in all its administrivial detail, the new law is "numbingly complicated." Even a "concise" summary of what the law says runs128 pages.

But that's bureaucracy, not biology. We humans ...

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obesity
diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
weight loss
Affordable Care Act
government

Is the Government Shutting Down Access to Safe and Healthy Food?

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It didn't take long for consequences of the government shutdown to become evident, especially in the realm of children's health. Terrible stories about sick children being turned away from cancer treatment and Head Start programs closing their doors (along with their feeding programs) have made ...

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diet and nutrition
exercise and fitness
health
government
food safety
children's health
food stamps
elementary school
middle school
high school

Is Fear of Food Waste Making You Fat?

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Much has been written about our "obesogenic environment" – a constellation of external factors that contribute to increased likelihood of out-eating our energy needs and gaining excessive weight. They include: a more ubiquitous availability of food at all times in all places; restaurant ...

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