Posts Tagged ‘Childhood Obesity’

Guest Blog: Connie Evers – A Tip Sheet of Healthy Weight Habits

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

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

Connie’s Healthy Eating Blog – Healthy Weight Habits

While there is a lot of focus on childhood obesity, the problem is actually much worse among American adults – approximately two-thirds of the adult population is currently overweight or obese. The truth is that we have a child obesity problem primarily because we have a growing adult obesity problem. No matter how much we lecture or cajole our kids to eat better and increase physical activity, kids still learn primarily from watching and emulating us. The environment we create for our kids is the “normal” that they will take into adulthood.

The good news is that the reverse is also true – when parents, caregivers, teachers and other adults adopt habits that lead to healthy and successful weight management, children are also more likely to follow our lead and practice healthy behaviors.


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Paul’s Picks: The Truth on Health Supports “Lets Move!”

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

By Paul Pierce & The Truth on Health Team

There are so many great things out there that will help you stay fit and be healthy. Every month, if I see something that’s new, noteworthy and that I think you should know about, you will hear it here first!

Let's Move
This month’s Pick is brought to you by none other than our nation’s First Lady, Michelle Obama. The First Lady and her organization Let’s Move! lobbied for the Healthy Kids Act, known legislatively as the Child Nutrition Bill, which passed on December 30th, 2010 – just before the new year.
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FitClub34 Video #10: Fun on the Monkey Bars

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

In a new video for his FitClub34 program, Paul shows us some challenges to make the monkey bars a great workout and a fun way to play.

Be sure to check out all of Pierce’s exercise videos throughout the season on Celtics on Demand, exclusively on Comcast. Select the Get Local category from the On Demand menu, choose NBA TV, Boston Celtics and Paul Pierce’s FitClub34.

Join FitClub34 at www.truthonhealth.org and learn fun ways to get fit & stay healthy!

FitClub34 Video #9: Chores for Fitness!

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

In a new video for his FitClub34 program, Paul kicks off the New Year by showing us some inexpensive ways to get fit while doing our chores for January’s Monthly Challenge!

Be sure to check out all of Pierce’s exercise videos throughout the season on Celtics on Demand, exclusively on Comcast. Select the Get Local category from the On Demand menu, choose NBA TV, Boston Celtics and Paul Pierce’s FitClub34.

Join FitClub34 at www.truthonhealth.org and learn fun ways to get fit & stay healthy!

Guest Blog: Tufts Medical Center’s Dr. Theresa Willett on Eating at McDonald’s

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

By Dr. Theresa Willett

(Click Here to learn more about Dr. Willett of Tufts Medical Center )

This week continues our discussion of fast food and features McDonald’s. Aim to keep meals to 400-600 calories since most kids need 1500-2500 for an entire day. Surprisingly, there are many options that work. Three decisions to make:

1. Drink: Go with water, 1% milk or a diet beverage instead of soda or juice

2. Entrée: Aim for less than 400 calories. Try a hamburger, cheeseburger, Fillet-O-Fish®, or McChicken® sandwich. Grilled Snack Wraps® or 4- or 6-piece Chicken McNuggets® (keep the sauce packages to 2) are options. Salads with grilled (not crispy) chicken and a low-fat dressing are excellent choices.

3. Side: Salad with low-fat dressing, apple dippers with low-fat caramel dip, or a Fruit’n Yogurt Parfait without the granola. If you really crave French fries, choose the small size.

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