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The Other F-Word

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If I could have had three wishes in high school, they would have been: 1) to be thinner, 2) to be thinner, and 3) to be thinner. But how do I set a good example for my daughter?


Schools Ban Bake Sales: Say What?!

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The New York City Board of Education has implemented a new policy banning bake sales in all of their schools in order to curb child obesity, among other reasons.


Sneaking Kids' Foods Is Ruining Your Diet!

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I have a friend who is a mom and an addict -- but it's not what you think. Yesterday she called me and said, "Help me, JJ. I am a Goldfish-aholic." What kids' foods can you not live without?


8 Common Myths about Eating Disorders

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There are a number of myths about eating disorders circulating within our culture that many people consider as facts.


Curb Your Cravings

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OK, you're hungry and you have visions of chocolate molten lava cake with hot fudge sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream dancing in your head. Or maybe it's the salty chips and crackers that are seducing you from the pantry. Just what's behind this sneaky carb devil that shows up in your day, sticking his pointy fork in your belly?


Nine Snacks to Combat Cravings

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If you find yourself nodding off at your desk, or slapping yourself in the face to stay awake behind the wheel mid-afternoon, you may well just be struggling with blood sugar imbalances due to insufficient nutrients -- or calories -- from your meals earlier in the day.


Got Energy?

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You might be hooked on that little can of liquid energy, but there are other (and healthier) ways to get the same boost.


Teach Your Kids to Hunt ... for Healthy Foods!

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You can make grocery shopping easier, more fun -- and teach your kids about nutrition while you're at it!