Tag: Nutrition

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Health

Trans fat doesn’t stir much ‘nanny state’ debate

This May 31, 2012 file photo shows a man leaveing a 7-Eleven store with a Double Gulp drink, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) by Connie CassAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — They are among our most personal daily decisions: what to eat or drink. Maybe what to inhale. Now that the government’s banning trans fat, does that mean it’s revving up to take away our choice to consume all sorts of other unhealthy stuff? What about salt? Soda? Cigarettes?

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Health

Big Bird, Elmo to encourage kids to eat produce

First lady Michelle Obama, center, with PBS Sesame Street’s characters Elmo, left, and Rosita, right, as they help promote fresh fruit and vegetable consumption to kids in an event in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Oct. 30, 2013. by Darlene Superville Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — A trip down the grocery store produce aisle could soon feel like a stroll down “Sesame Street.” Michelle Obama announced Wednesday that the nonprofit organization behind the popular children’s educational TV program will let the produce industry use Elmo, Big Bird and Sesame Street’s other furry characters free of charge to market fruits and veggies to kids. The goal is to get children who often turn up their noses at the sight of produce to eat more of it. Under the arrangement, Sesame Workshop is waiving the licensing fee for its Muppet characters for two years.

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Lifestyle

A manager’s guide to losing 158 pounds, one step at a time

Keith Trotter lost 158 pounds in three years using the same principles that worked for him in business: Research, testing and documenting his results.(Photos: Keith Trotter/iReport) by Daphne Sashin (CNN) — Keith Trotter stared at the picture that popped up on his Facebook feed. He felt like the floor was opening up and swallowing him whole. This photo of himself had been taken a few days earlier at a 2009 New Year’s Eve party and posted by his friend Jeremy. Trotter was 386 pounds at the time, wearing size 60 pants, and holding a plate of food. He had known for a while that he was overweight and out of shape. But this guy? He didn’t recognize himself. “I don’t have a neck, I don’t have a lap … I look like a swollen pig,” said Trotter, now 42 years old. He thought: “Why hasn’t someone just slapped me with something heavy and said ‘You’re going to die — you look awful’? “

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National

Panera CEO clueless about hunger till his food stamp diet

Ron Shaich, founder and CEO of Panera Bread and president of the Panera Bread Foundation. (CNN Photo/Courtesy Panera Bread) by Ron Shaich (CNN) — I thought I knew a thing or two about hunger. I’ve met thousands of people who struggle to feed themselves and their families, visited dozens of soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters and food banks, and worked closely with nonprofit organizations like Feeding America in developing five “Panera Cares” community cafes with no set prices. I really thought I understood the scope of the problem. But let me tell you something — I had no clue. My SNAP Challenge last week taught me that merely observing someone else’s plight does not hold a candle to consciously altering your habits to better understand what it might be like to live someone else’s life.

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Health

Fun Fit Fabulous hits jackpot with more than 1,000 women

FUN FIT FABULOUS CELEBRITY PANEL—From left: Jennifer Antkowiak, Jeanette Jenkins, Holly Frazier, Nia Frazier and Miyoshi Anderson. Massage Envy appointments, cream to remove stretch marks, zumba workouts, lunch, fun, fellowship, health screenings, vendors from all over the city, and large beautiful burlap bags filled with goodies, are just some of the things that the more than 1000 registered women received on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the annual Highmark Fun, Fit & Fabulous Women’s Health Conference.

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Health

Christie’s surgery highlights weight-loss options

GOV. CHRIS CHRISTIE (AP Photo/Mel Evans, file) by Lauran NeergaardWASHINGTON (AP) — Obesity causes or worsens myriad health problems, from diabetes to heart disease, severe sleep apnea to arthritic knees. Christie has revealed that after struggling with his weight for 20 years and the reality check of turning 50, the desire to be healthy for his four children motivated him to have an operation called stomach banding.