Posts Tagged by Obesity
Why School Lunch Matters (Even If Your Child Doesn’t Eat It!)
|August 14, 2014||Posted by Stacy under Improving school food, Making change, Obesity, School food, School lunch, USDA policy|
Chances are, you’ve heard about about the highly publicized school food fight going on in our nation’s capital. If so, you probably know that the school meal standards issued with the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) are now on the chopping block. Under the regulations, championed by First Lady Michelle Obama, schools participating in the National School Lunch Program are required […] more
Should We Just “Let Kids Be Kids” When It Comes to Junk Food?!?
|May 22, 2014||Posted by Stacy under Classroom parties, Classroom treats, Cupcakes, Healthy parties, Junk food in school, Obesity, School parties, Sugar|
A class party without cookies, donuts or cupcakes topped with two inches of frosting? Shocking, I know. But this year, thanks to their nutrition-conscious teacher, my twins and their Kindergarten classmates have feasted on fresh fruit and wholesome treats like whole grain carrot muffins at most school celebrations, including birthdays. And guess what? They are […] more
How My City Is Committing to Improving Food Choices for Our Kids
|September 13, 2013||Posted by Stacy under Junk food in school, Let's Move, Making change, Obesity|
Yesterday I sat down with a member of our city council and helped him sign up for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties. After months of phone tag and postponed meetings, we sipped coffee, pulled up the Let’s Move sign-up page on my iPad and got the job done. My dream of getting a […] more
Our Kids Are Being Shoveled Full of Junk Food. So What Should We Do About It?
|June 28, 2013||Posted by Stacy under Classroom treats, Junk food, Junk food in school, Making change, Obesity, Sports snacks|
Last week, baseball season wrapped up for my 7-year-old with a rain-delayed game and an after-party featuring pizza and store-bought cake. The junk-food celebration might have fallen into the “special occasion” category except that, just two days earlier, the team had chowed down on brownies. (What some parents consider an appropriate “team snack,” I call […] more
New Study: Restricting Junk Food in Schools Could Help Students Manage their Weight
|August 13, 2012||Posted by Stacy under Junk food in school|
I’ll come right out and say that I’m not a fan of bake sales, vending machines and snack bars hawking junk food and sugary drinks on school grounds. In my humble opinion, our kids are already getting enough soda, chips and treats elsewhere. The last thing that they need is to have them at […] more
Guest Blogger Kathy Kaehler Asks: What Are YOU Doing to Improve School Food and Instill Healthy Habits at Home?
|June 14, 2012||Posted by Stacy under Healthy eating at home, Improving school food, Making change|
Kathy Kaehler has long been one of the most sought after fitness gurus in Hollywood. She’s worked one-on-one with A-listers like Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Claudia Schiffer, Drew Barrymore, Michelle Pfeiffer and Kim Kardashian. She was the fitness correspondent for NBC’s TODAY show with Katie Couric for an epic 13 years. She has written five […] more
Why Are Kids Gaining Weight?: An Alternate Theory (and How Changing School Food is Crucial to Preventing It!)
|May 23, 2012||Posted by Stacy under Improving school food, Sugar, Weight prevention|
TIME magazine’s recent cover photo of a 3-year-old breastfeeding seems to have overshadowed another provocative one from Newsweek, which features a baby holding super-size fries and the headline: “When I Grow Up, I’m Going to Weigh 300 Lbs. Help!” Inside the magazine, the story that inspired the cover shot (“The New Obesity Campaigns Have It All […] more
Guest Blogger Tracy Effinger Weighs in on Schools’ Roles in Preventing Weight Gain
|May 18, 2012||Posted by Stacy under Improving school food|
Tracy Effinger knows how hard it can be to lose weight. As a veteran fitness trainer who has worked with Hollywood stars like Amy Brenneman and Sela Ward, she has watched countless people struggle with it. Now, as a mom of one (with a second baby due any day), she shares her thoughts on the responsibility […] more
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