Category Archives: Obesity

San Francisco and Limiting Toys in Children’s Fast Food Meals

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved “an ordinance that would limit toy giveaways in fast food children’s meals that have excessive calories, sodium and fat. It also requires servings of fruits or vegetables with each meal.” You can read … Continue reading

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The iCAN Challenge and Maintaining Participation in a Wellness Program

Regularly scheduled and random challenges that are available to employees both individually and as teams are an important and effective way to keep participation rates up in a prevention or wellness program. Currently in The Prevention Plan we are involved … Continue reading

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Sugary Drinks and Food Stamps

Recently the State of NY sought permission  “from the USDA to ban the use of food stamps to buy sugar-sweetened drinks in NYC as part of a government effort to battle obesity.” With almost  40% of NY City children in … Continue reading

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Halloween and Candy – Some Tips on Surviving with Children

So your children have come home, dumped the huge pumpkin or bag of candy on the floor and started to devour it.  What now, Halloween, one of the favorite children’s’ holidays creates an interesting situation considering our youths increasing waistlines. … Continue reading

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Childhood Obesity – Where do the Calories Come From?

In order to better understand childhood obesity and its origins, we need to understand what the children are eating; in other words where the calories they consume come from. A recent study by the NIH found that 40% of the … Continue reading

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Our Amazing Technology – Will it Solve our Health Care Crisis or Make it Worse?

The technological advances over the past 30 years have been astounding.  During graduate school in 1983, Trinity University received their first Personal Computers.  There were 8 IBM PCs placed in a lab.  For my independent project I wrote a Student … Continue reading

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