Snacking Adds to Weight Issue for Children in US

This is the VOA Special English Health Report, from voaspecialenglish.com Researchers say American children now eat an average of three snacks a day between meals. A study found that those snacks add up to almost one-third of all the daily calories eaten by children. And those extra calories could help explain the rise in overweight children in the United States. The study was done at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The researchers studied the diets of thirty-one thousand children ages two to eighteen over a thirty-year period. They found that snacking has increased since the nineteen seventies. And what kinds of snacks have increased the most? Salty, high-fat foods like chips. The study also found greater snacking on cake, cookies and other treats that past generations might have saved for after dinner. The study is in the journal Health Affairs. Nutrition professor Barry Popkin was the lead investigator. He says parents should limit snacks to one a day for children age six and older. He also advises parents and caregivers to provide healthy snacks like fruits and vegetables. Professor Popkin says American schools also need to improve their nutrition. For example, schools may have vending machines that offer what many people would consider junk food. There has been a push for schools to offer more healthful snacks and lunch choices and fewer sugary drinks. In March, Coca-Cola said it would stop selling sugary drinks in American schools unless parents
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US Weekly Magazine Issue #801 June 21, 2010 Kendra Wilkinson Baskett, Madonna Cuts off Gwyneth Paltrow, Bachelorette Ali’s Crash Diet, Tom Cruise’s MTV Party

US Weekly Magazine Issue #801 June 21, 2010 Kendra Wilkinson Baskett, Madonna Cuts off Gwyneth Paltrow, Bachelorette Ali’s Crash Diet, Tom Cruise’s MTV Party

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News tips from a special issue of the International Journal of Plant Sciences

News tips from a special issue of the International Journal of Plant Sciences
( University of Chicago Press Journals ) The November/December issue of the International Journal of Plant Sciences explores the current state of our knowledge of natural selection in plants.
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Christmas countdown to-do list
It’s six weeks to Christmas Day – the exact moment when it’s not too late to be fully prepared, but not too early to feel that sense of childlike excitement. Here’s a primer to get through the holiday hoopla with minimum stress.
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Americans reject healthy eating advice. Your opinions on this issue?

Question by Sir Nathan.King of Hippies: Americans reject healthy eating advice. Your opinions on this issue?
Jamie Oliver reduced to tears (and so are the Americans as they reject his healthy eating advice)

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1260052/Jamie-Oliver-reduces-mother-tears-Americans-reject-healthy-eating-advice.html#ixzz0j2n8edMl

Best answer:

Answer by Black Superhero
That dude crying was the funniest thing ever, lol. I can’t believe he cried. What a b*tch.

Anyway, I think those people are stupid. He’s right. I think they should let him help them. It won’t be so bad. Eating healthy will keep you around and your risk of getting painful ailments will be reduced. Perhaps they felt judged or attacked? I don’t know but I think they should have let him help them.

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2010 Restaurant Issue

2010 Restaurant Issue
No Pomp. No Circumstance. Just Real Food. Listen up, good people: review sites such as Yelp! gather opinions from thousands of people from thousands of backgrounds. Reading them, if you’re lucky, may help you piece together the collective mind regarding a particular restaurant.
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Local author takes vegan message to the masses
Leave it to a Boulder resident to try to bring vegan into vogue. Mark Reinfeld, an award-winning chef and author, will be hosting a two-day vegan cooking workshop Nov. 6 and 7 in Boulder as part of his nationwide tour to promote vegan cuisine.
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Food & Drink 2010: Writer’s Picks
Best of Nashville 2010 BEST RESTAURANT/BEST NEW RESTAURANT: SILLY GOOSE AND SMILING ELEPHANT (TIE) Over the last year, my most frequent dining recommendation was to a small new eatery… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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Not being able to do situps or some pilates exercises without someone holding down feet: Is it a core issue?

Question by Niki T: Not being able to do situps or some pilates exercises without someone holding down feet: Is it a core issue?
I’m wondering because it seems that every time I watch a pilates instruction video, they seem to have no issue doing the moves without someone holding their feet down and I do.

I am not fat but I am slightly larger than the fitness models on these things and I carry a lot of my weight in my bust so is this just a matter of being too top heavy or if I keep at it, can I eventually be able to do it on my own?

Best answer:

Answer by Pinklovaa
keep trying. don’t quit because of a minor set back. don’t worry. once you’ve done it so many times, you will be fine on your own. try putting heavy books on your feet instead of a person. technically that is doing it on your own. =) Just kidding. Don’t stop trying!

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ABC Company is planning to issue a 10 percent, semiannual coupon bond with five years?

Question by raheel t: ABC Company is planning to issue a 10 percent, semiannual coupon bond with five years?
ABC Company is planning to issue a 10 percent, semiannual coupon bond with five years
remaining to maturity. The bond has been priced (Par value) as Rs. 1,000. The bond has
yield to maturity of 10 percent. The company is interested in estimating the effects of
yield changes on the price of the bond.
Requirement:
Calculate the Modified Duration of the bond.

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Answer by Vic
I am not 100% Sure but You May Find it on
http://freeinsurance4ever.blogspot.com

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Property Developer Vista Land Raises $100 M in Maiden Offshore Bond Issue

Property Developer Vista Land Raises 0 M in Maiden Offshore Bond Issue
MANILA, Philippines – Listed property development firm Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. successfully debuted in the offshore debt capital markets with a $ 100 million five-year unsecured bond issue.In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, Vista Land said the bond issuance, which was priced last Friday, carried a coupon of 8.25 percent a year.”We are very pleased with the response of the …
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Lawsuit ‘bet’ pays million
Thousands of gamblers have 100 reasons to wish Debra Smerling happy birthday: Thanks to her, Harrah’s Atlantic City was ordered to present each of them with a Benjamin. It all started in August 2003, when Smerling opened her mail and found a “birthday present” from the casino — a…
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New Issue-Singapore Govt prices 5 year bond
SINGAPORE, September 28(Reuters) – Following are terms and conditions of a bond to be issued on October 01, 2010
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Pet Health Issue: Young Pets, Overweight Pets, and Older Pets, During the Summer

Pet Health Issue: Young Pets, Overweight Pets, and Older Pets, During the Summer

The statistics of pet ownership has been climbing for years. Every day many more people go out and become new pet owners, and some of us have had pets longer then some jobs or even marriages. Regardless of how long you have had your pet, you will have to deal with at least two of the issues I am about to address, that of summer health issues and the age or weight of your pets.


At present we have 4 dogs being take care of at our small kennel. Recently we acquired two new German Shepherd puppies, both are now just over 3 months old, and we are caring for two older German shepherds, one at age 8 and the other at age 13.


Like humans, age and conditioning play an important part of our activities during the summer months. Regrettably we often fail to notice the effects that summer has on our four legged friends.


Pets do not have the same ability to cool down as you and I do. When it is excessively hot, like it can be during the summer months, we can sit in front of a fan, grab a cold soda, or crank up the air conditioners. But your pet must pant and pant until his body temperature is regulated. Even in an air conditioned room, your pet can be too hot if you have been outside running them around for a while. Remember, it will take considerable more time for him to cool down from his exercise, then it will for you.


To avoid putting your pet’s health at serious risk this summer, follow a few simple steps that can make a big difference:


Walk your pets early in the morning or late at night. These times of day are much cooler, and they will appreciate not having the blazing sun on their fur coat.


Bring a large water bottle for your pet. Water bottles are not just for you. Get one for your pet. Use one that has a squirt top as they can lick the water out easier, and you will not spill as much.


Take your time walking your pet. If you must walk your pet during the hottest hours, (hey we all have schedules), then make sure you can go at a slow pace. Cut the walk short if you need to and take rest breaks during the walk. Better to walk your dog again later then to overdo it at noon time.


Monitor your pet’s health. The more time you spend with your pet, the more you should know about your pet’s health condition. Like the four dogs we have, I know the puppies are young, vibrant and healthy. They can walk much longer then the overweight or older dogs. You need to know the limits of the pets you have.


Always consider the weakest pet health link. If you have more then one pet, then make sure you always keep in mind that pet which will have the highest risk factors. The overweight German shepherd is a far greater risk factor in the summer then the older, but lighter dog. Even though she is an older dog, she is not lugging around extra fat.


Keeping your pet healthy during the summer is not hard at all. Simply keep in mind that they are much like us in some regards. They want to relax, have a cool drink and perhaps a dip in the pool. If you are going to walk them, and you should, just make sure that they can handle it as well as you can. Take your time, let them rest, give then a nice treat of some ice cubes when you’re done. They will love you for the walk, and love you more for caring enough not to put them in harms way.

Derek Wood breeds and trains large breed dogs through the use of healthy and humane techniques. He is a life-long pet advocate and animal friend.

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