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Fast Food Chains Near Schools Lead To Obesity
2013-05-30 15:01:32

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Obesity is an epidemic that affects millions around the world. What´s worse, children are often particularly vulnerable to the dangers that come with being significantly overweight. In the US, studies show that race and socioeconomic status is a major factor in childhood obesity, with African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans being the most likely to be obese. A new study from Baylor University has found that...

2013-05-29 23:18:12

Annual ℠Appetite for a Cure´ program and golf tournament support the Muscular Dystrophy Association Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Sailormen Inc. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and the Muscular Dystrophy Association announced today that the 2013 “Appetite for a Cure” program and the Sailormen Inc., Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Golf Classic have raised more than $670,000 to help support those affected by neuromuscular disease. This year's Appetite for a Cure program ran from...

2013-05-29 23:03:11

Q1 numbers published by Black Box Intelligence and People Report show the restaurant industry experienced continued job growth, rising turnover for both management and hourly employees and an increase in starting salaries for unit level managers. (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 At the end of the first quarter of 2013, the restaurant industry experienced continued job growth, rising turnover for both management and hourly employees and an increase in starting salaries for unit level managers....

2013-05-28 23:15:47

Smart choices begin at home with MealEasy online meal planning software. Eating out empties wallets, leads to weight gain, and could lead to illness, such as diabetes and obesity. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 One of the biggest reasons for over-spending during a grocery shopping trip is the lack of meal planning. MealEasy.com is an online meal planning solution helping Americans pay off their mortgage faster and pay for the next family vacation. A family of four can...

2013-05-28 08:29:27

LifeQuotes4U infographic explores how dietary choices affect consumer health CHEADLE HULME, England, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeQuotes4U has launched the guide as just one of it's efforts to educate even the most laid back of consumers to think about calories differently as meal and snack times approach. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130528/PH20628) The noteworthy life insurance company LifeQuotes4U has a vested interest in the health, wellness and weight...

Underestimating The Fast Food Calorie Count
2013-05-24 09:43:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you stopped at McDonald´s recently for a meal, how many calories do you think were in that meal? If you´re like most people, you´re probably guessing a little low. According to a new study in the British Medical Journal, researchers from Harvard University found that people who were interviewed while eating at fast food restaurants typically underestimate the calorie count of the meal in front of them by a large...

2013-05-24 08:20:30

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE Listed: SAH), one of the largest Specialty Retailers of New, Pre-Owned and Vehicle Services for automobiles in the United States, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase two franchises from Murray Motor Imports Co. of Denver, Colorado. The franchises include Murray BMW of Denver and Mercedes-Benz of Denver and are expected to add approximately $200 million in revenue during Sonic...

2013-05-23 11:41:04

Girls and obese youth 70-80 percent more likely to use information than boys and youth with a healthy BMI A new study published online today (Thursday) in the Journal of Public Health has found that of young people who visited fast food or chain restaurants in the U.S. in 2010, girls and youth who were obese were more likely to use calorie information given in the restaurants to inform their food choices. It also found that young people eating at fast food or chain restaurants twice a week...

2013-05-22 23:01:17

Girls and obese youth 70-80% more likely to use information than boys and youth with a healthy BMI. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 A new study published online today (Thursday) in the Journal of Public Health has found that of young people who visited fast food or chain restaurants in the U.S. in 2010, girls and youth who were obese were more likely to use calorie information given in the restaurants to inform their food choices. It also found that young people eating at fast food or...

2013-05-15 12:37:44

Mark Wahlberg pledges support for new program and leads movement to encourage teens to graduate high school IRVINE, Calif., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Taco Bell® Foundation for Teens(TM), in partnership with Get Schooled, today announced the launch of Graduate for Mas(TM), a program challenging teens to make a personal commitment to graduate high school. Actor and philanthropist Mark Wahlberg, who did not finish high school himself, also announced today his support of the...