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Chocolate Milk Bans Have Backfired In Some Schools
2014-04-17 11:35:14

Citing insufficient nutritional value, some schools have banned chocolate milk from their lunch programs and offered skim milk instead. However, a new study has found that kids who no longer have the choice on chocolate milk take 10 percent less milk and waste 29 percent more.

The Trix Rabbit Has Eyes For Your Child: How Eye Contact Influences Consumer Cereal Choices
2014-04-03 06:38:24

The next time you go shopping you may want to stay out of the cereal aisle if you have your kids in tow. A new study from Cornell University has discovered that cereals marketed to children are oriented about 23 inches (on average) off the ground and have spokes-characters that draw the attention of kids with their gazes.

Can Offering Healthy Foods At Concession Stands Be Beneficial?
2014-03-17 03:30:49

Researchers from the University of Iowa asked whether the club would add healthy foods – from apples to string cheese – to its concessions menu. And, by the way, would it also consider putting healthier ingredients in big sellers like nachos and popcorn?

Changes In Fast Food Combo Meals Means Fewer Calories For Kids
2013-12-20 05:18:57

Obesity among children is a growing problem, especially with the abundant availability of fast food establishments. Public health officials estimate there is a 17 percent obesity rate among youths.

Bigger Bowl Makes Kids Ask For Larger Portions
2013-11-21 13:07:33

Two separate studies have found that larger bowl sizes bias children toward requesting larger portion sizes and eating more food.

2013-11-07 13:12:21

Every day millions of people stand in line at all-you-can-to-eat buffet lines waiting to satiate their palates with the delicious foods on the line.

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2013-10-30 18:02:03

Every night, millions of American families sit down to eat dinner – where they do it could be an indicator of their physical health. Adults and children who sit down together to eat supper as a family tend to have a lower body mass index (BMI) than those who don’t.

Glass Size, Shape Often Determines How Much Wine We Pour
2013-09-27 13:05:55

The amount to wine someone pours into a glass can vary significantly from person to person and depend on a variety of factors, according to a new study from Iowa State and Cornell researchers.

Research Confirms It's A Bad Idea To Shop On An Empty Stomach
2013-05-07 11:22:39

According to the age old axiom, it’s always a bad idea to visit the grocery store on an empty stomach. It’s said this leads to intense bouts with indecision or a shopping cart crammed full with all manner of high calorie foodstuffs.

Bite-Sized Fruit More Appealing To Kids Than Whole Servings
2013-04-19 10:18:19

Kids love to eat fruit in ready-to-eat bite-sized pieces, yet studies show that in most school settings, the fruit is served whole. This could be the reason that school children are taking fruits, but not eating them.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.