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2008-08-04 15:00:03

Parents looking for healthy meals at many U.S. fast food chains, don't have a lot of choices, a U.S. food advocacy group said Monday. A report by the non-profit Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington found nearly every possible combination of the children's meals at KFC, Taco Bell, Sonic, Jack in the Box, Chick-fil-A and other chains is too high in calories. Of the 1,474 possible choices at 13 chains examined, 93 percent exceed 430 calories -- an amount that is...

2005-08-25 11:45:34

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- For young Americans, the "food landscape" in television advertising is packed with junk food, according to a new study. The study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the first to explore the nutritional composition of foods advertised to children using Nutrition Facts labeling. Nutrient-poor high-sugar foods "“ candy, sweets and soft drinks "“ dominate (nearly 44 percent) the foods advertised during the TV programs children ages...


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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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