“As an Eating Disorder Professional, I know that many of my clients that are in treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, Binge Eating Disorder or Obesity are overwhelmed by all the information in the news about our health. In hopes of relieving some of the stress this can inflict on both my patients and readers, I’ve highlighted some of the weekly health news that was of particular interest to all of us at The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity. From my eating disorder and obesity treatment center in Cincinnati, here is your weekly news update for the week of October 20th-26th!”
As Lobbyists and Politicians Shout It Out Over School Lunch, Can Parents Be Heard?
Even parents who pack their children’s school lunches likely remember the media uproar back in 2011 when Congress decided that pizza could qualify as a school food vegetable. LEARN MORE
Should French Fries and Pizza Sauce Count As Vegetables?
In an effort to make school lunches healthier, the White House and Congress passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010. LEARN MORE
Family Meals May Mean a Healthier Weight
Teenagers who eat dinner with the family two or three times a week may reduce their risk for obesity in young adulthood. LEARN MORE
Hard Lesson in Sleep for Teenagers
Within a week of my grandsons’ first year of high school, getting enough sleep had already become an issue. LEARN MORE
A Lonely Quest for Facts on Genetically Modified Crops
From the moment the bill to ban genetically engineered crops on the island of Hawaii was introduced in May 2013, it garnered more vocal support than any the County Council here had ever considered, even the perennially popular bids to decriminalize marijuana. LEARN MORE
Were there any news articles that you saw this week that really grabbed your attention? Leave a comment with a link. If the article helped you, it will likely help some of my other readers!
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