Archive for January, 2012

Guest Blog: Connie Evers – Putting the Brakes on Drive-Thru Dining

Monday, January 30th, 2012

By Connie Evers MS, RD, LD – Nutrition for Kids

Connie’s Healthy Eating Blog – Putting the Brakes on Drive-Thru Dining

Not only do kids get a lot of calories from fast food, the foods they are most likely to choose provide “empty calories” from fried foods, refined grains and sugary beverages. Nutrient-rich whole fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat milk often go missing when families “drive through” instead of dine at home.

According to a recent study, fast food has supplied the biggest increase in calories in kids’ diets over the past 30 years. Children now get more calories from fast food than they do from school meals! It’s time for parents to reconsider their approach to dining out and fast food. Below are some tips to get you started. (more…)

Guest Blog: Connie Evers – New Year, New Beginning for Family Health Habits

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

By Connie Evers MS, RD, LD – Nutrition for Kids

Connie’s Healthy Eating Blog – A New Year, A New Beginning for Family Health Habits

Begin 2012 with some new family food rules!

As you ease back into school and work routines, think about your family’s approach to eating. Instead of setting unrealistic resolutions or resorting to fad diets and trends, think of real-world goals that everyone can agree on.

Here are a few important ones to get you started: (more…)

Guest Blog: 8 Tips for a Healthier 2012, From Dr. Xifaras!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

By Dr. Xifaras, MD – Tufts Medical Center

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  • Happy New Year!

    The New Year, 2012, is finally here. With a new year usually comes New Year’s resolutions. Most resolutions involve making changes that lead to a healthier life. As part of the FitClub34 program, you are already doing a great job committing to a healthier lifestyle by being physically active.

    It would also be great time to join Paul Pierce with his Million Hour Challenge! (more…)