In a study presented in March at the American Heart Association’s annual conference on Cardiovascular Disease, Epidemiology and Prevention in Phoenix, UCLA researchers reported that the Pritikin Program helped overweight children improve not only traditional risk factors for heart disease but also newly discovered risk factors produced by fat cells.
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On April 25 the Institutes of Medicine released it’s “Nutrition Standards for Foods in School: Leading the Way Toward Healthier Youth.” But unfortunately, “the standards are so lax that they could lead the way to junk foods like Captain Crunch,’ states Jeffrey Novick, RD, MS, Director of Nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center.
The sugar plums and candy canes are gone. So are all those holiday hours your children probably spent lounging around the house playing with their new toys (and snacking on treats). To rev up your children’s motivation to make – and be successful at – healthy New Year’s resolutions, here are five tips.
Though schools nationwide have in recent years come under sharp criticism for not offering enough physical activity and healthy food, children may be more likely to get pudgy during summertime than during the school year, new research has found.