Tag Archives: obesity

Flavored Milk – Love it or Leave it?

A hot topic in recent years, due to the childhood obesity epidemic, flavored milk (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry). Is the additional sugar less of a concern than the lack of calcium intake? Read on to udderstand this controversy. Photo Credit Flavored milk is loaded with cavity-causing sugar, and additional empty calories our kids don’t need; whereby, […]

How do you get FIT? An Interview with RightFit Chicago founder, Matthew Kornblatt

An important part of a healthy body is not just what you put into it, but also how you move it! Exercise, incorporated with good nutrition, is the key to weight management, not just for adults, but for kids, too! FEED interviewed Matthew Kornblatt, personal trainer and founder of RightFIt Chicago, to learn more about […]

Pass the Salt!?

New research may make you think twice before adding more salt to your foods. Hypertension (high blood pressure) was never thought to be a health risk for children. Neither was Type 2 Diabetes, or NASH (Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis), however, with the rise in obesity, diseases like hypertension have moved into the younger population. Recent research from […]

The “McHealthy” Update

OId McDonald has taken a note from our good friend Johnny Appleseed. The fast food powerhouse has unfolded a three-part plan to promote healthy nutrition and active lifestyles starting with our most valuable resource, our children. By incorporating apples into kids’ Happy Meals, Ronald has even gained first lady Michelle Obama’s approval. “McDonald’s is making […]

The Skinny on High-Fructose Corn Syrup

As most of us know, the rise of obesity in the United States can be characterized as both rapid and extensive. It is often referred to as the “obesity epidemic.” Epidemic, refers to a disease, which spreads both rapidly and extensively. Obesity has done just that. The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), has […]