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2005-09-28 17:14:40

By Christopher Doering WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Wednesday unveiled new guidelines to encourage children to eat healthier foods, but critics charged they do not go far enough to eliminate the growing problem of obesity. The new version of the government's iconic Food Guide Pyramid, the first one for kids since 1999, promotes better diets including less fatty foods and more physical activity. About two-thirds of American adults and almost 16 percent of children...

2005-09-28 11:12:08

By Christopher Doering WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A kids' food pyramid featuring an Internet rocket game and school study guides will be unveiled by the U.S. Agriculture Department on Wednesday to help children make better eating choices. The child-friendly version of the government's iconic Food Guide Pyramid, the first one for kids since 1999, aims to combat U.S. obesity by promoting more physical exercise and better diets. About two-thirds of American adults and almost 16 percent...

2005-06-13 14:58:21

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Size matters when it comes to meal portions in weight-loss diets, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. And consuming convenient, nutritious frozen dinners may be a way to control portion size. Research dietitians Sandra M. Hannum and LeaAnn Carson, who work in the laboratory of food science and human nutrition professor John W. Erdman, studied how two diet regimens resulted in weight loss in overweight and obese men. Their findings...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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