Obese kids' brains may respond more to food logos than normal weight children
CBC News, November 30, 2012
Children who are obese may be more vulnerable to food advertising, a brain
scanning study suggests. Food and beverage companies market to children to establish brand recognition, brand preference and loyalty. Previous studies found preschoolers said foods tasted better wrapped in branded packaging than plain packaging and kids were more likely to try to influence their parents' purchases when exposed to ads.
Kids get more added sugar from foods than drinks: U.S. study
USA Today, February 29, 2012
Kids are gobbling far more added sugars than they should, and processed and
packaged foods, not beverages, are the leading source in their diets, new U.S.
government data show. They are downing an average of 322 calories a day
from added sugars, or about 16 per cent of their daily calories. Boys
consume 362 calories a day from them; girls, 282 calories.…
Nutrition Myths Busted
You have to drink eight cups of water per day
You hear it so often — that eight cups of water a day is necessary for everything from weight control to cleansing the body — that it seems it must be truth, but the reality is there is no good evidence to support this claim....
Beata Blajer, RD, CDE
Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Founder & Consultant
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