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2005-09-20 09:34:46

Families that eat together may stay slim together, study finds Moms concerned about keeping their kids fit and trim may want to encourage an increasingly threatened institution: the healthy family meal. That's true even if the family's goals of eating together each day falls short occasionally, according to a study published in a recent issue of the journal Obesity Research. Eating together as a family has long been recommended by nutrition experts. "I certainly recommend people eat together...

2005-08-30 09:15:00

NEW YORK -- Most Chicago kids have a wide array of fast food options waiting for them just a few minutes' walk from school, a new study shows. This means kids from kindergarten to high school have easy access to high-fat, low-nutrition snacks and meals before, after and even during school, Dr. S. Bryn Austin of Children's Hospital in Boston and her colleagues report. And it isn't just a Chicago problem, Austin told Reuters Health; she expects the situation is similar in urban centers...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'