Foodfacts.com has learned that, starting the first day of school in 2011 students in Windsor, Ontario, Canada will face a total ban on the sale of candy, chocolate, pop, fries and energy drinks on school property, the province has announced. Continue reading
Vanderbilt University is participating in a multi-center project, funded by a $17 million federal stimulus grant, to identify the “genetic architecture” of autism. Continue reading
Foodfacts.com Blog continuing editorial research about obesity points to two factors affecting obesity in adults, children and adolescents – nutrition (quality and quantity) and activity (quality and quantity). Children and adolescents who eat more calories than they use will especially get fat and then obese. However, that does not mean that the quality of their nutrition of their activity is lacking; yet it does reflect on the quantity.
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is certainly not the only culprit responsible for our rising numbers on the scale or for our increase in health problems. However, it has recently been under a lot of heat from health experts as having a positive correlation on the ever expanding waistlines of Americans. Continue reading
The family meal seems like a quaint black-and-white relic of American life. Continue reading
Obesity seems to have reached a state of crisis in the United States: it’s more harmful than smoking, junk food is as addictive as heroin, and the latest wave of reality shows are all about helping people lose weight to save their lives. Here’s the good news — according to new data from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), obesity rates in America are not getting worse. But the bad news is that the rates have remained alarmingly high for the last decade. Continue reading
It is a fact that those who eat more fruits and vegetables are more likely to be a “normal” weight than those who are deficient in what’s recommended daily. Eating more fruits and vegetables is not only beneficial for the prevention of illness and disease, but will also increase the likelihood of being at a healthy weight. Since most people will not, do not, or for some reason can not eat the recommended amount each day, we recommend adding Juice Plus+ in order to at least get added nutrients from a variety of fruits and vegetables, since Juice Plus+ contains nutrients from 7 different fruits and 8 fresh vegetables. Continue reading