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Post tagged as 'childhood obesity'

Big Sugar and Big Corn Syrup sue each other over who sucks less

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | November 11, 2015
Filed Under: Fight the Power!, Studies A Go-Go

In a battle best likened to Godzilla versus Mechagodzilla, the sugar industry took corn refiners to court last Wednesday, suing for 1.1 billion dollars over a 2011 ad campaign that described high fructose corn syrup as “cor

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Magic Pants: The Key to Solving Childhood Obesity

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | December 9, 2011
Filed Under: Uncategorized

Happy Friday, Nerd Herd! It’s been a challenging month here in the Fitness Nerd Cave, but I was allowed to take my sling off yesterday. Yay! Despite a non-existant bicep and an achy trap, I’m back on the keyboard and h

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School Lunch Lunacy

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | October 21, 2011
Filed Under: Uncategorized

Good morning, Nerd Herders. Today, I have an editorial I wrote for my local paper, The Daily Breeze, in regards to the filth my local school district puts in hot lunches. Odds are your school district does the same, so I encourage

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Question of the Week: Seaweed, not Needweed

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | June 2, 2011
Filed Under: Uncategorized

Our question of the week comes from Coach Jeff, who I admire primarily because he scored the handle “Coach Jeff.” I bet a lot of Jeffs out there would like to have a “Coach” before their name, but there can

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School Lunch or Satan’s Mozarella Sticks?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | February 9, 2011
Filed Under: Uncategorized

Why are American kids getting fat? A new University of Michigan study looking at 1003 Ann Arbor sixth-graders reveals all kinds of reasons. While a generally junky diet didn’t seem to make a difference, obese kids tended to

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We’re not feeding and watering our kids properly!

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | October 4, 2010
Filed Under: Uncategorized

There’s been a pile-up lately of studies determining why the youth of today are obese and otherwise unhealthy, so I figured I’d wipe the sheen off your Monday and throw a few of ’em out there. Eat – Accordi

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In case you’re wondering, America is getting fatter.

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | July 1, 2010
Filed Under: Uncategorized

Looks like we need to lay off the amber waves of grain a little. According to F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America‘s Future 2010, a report from the Trust for America’s Health, 28 of our fair states gained weight.

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Just when you thought you could trust McDonalds.

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | January 8, 2010
Filed Under: Uncategorized

If you’re a regular Fitness Nerd reader, this CBS report on America’s obesity problem is old news. Regardless, it still packs a punch, particularly the 400-pound, 16-year-old girl. And just so that I can completely rui

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Drink your juice and get big as a moose

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | November 9, 2009
Filed Under: The Nerd News Parade

One of the worst recurring fights I have with my 5-year-old is the Battle of the Juice. She wants the stuff all the time. I perpetually try to regulate it. A little juice is okay, but gallons of the stuff? I think not. Of course,

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Fat kids = Fat profits.

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | November 5, 2009
Filed Under: Uncategorized

Get a load of the results of this study out of the University of California-Davis regarding food advertising on television. Out of 5,724 commercials recorded, 1,162 were food-related, with 91.2% of food promotions in English, and

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