News tagged with snack

As kids get older, snacks get poorer

American kids snack about three times a day on average, totaling about a third of their daily calorie count. But whether those snacks are good choices has a lot to do with the child's age, according to a new study.

Sep 15, 2014
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Mixed reviews for healthier school lunch fare

School cafeteria managers on the hunt for foods that are healthy and will also please finicky students are sampling bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and other alternatives at a convention in Boston.

Jul 14, 2014
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US children are embracing the walking school bus

Growing numbers of children across the U.S. are climbing aboard the walking school bus. It starts with an adult volunteer, who goes house to house picking up children. The group then walks to school together—and ...

May 26, 2014
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As kids age, snacking quality appears to decline

The average U.S. child snacks three times a day. Concerned about the role of snacking in obesity, a team of researchers set out to explore how eating frequency relates to energy intake and diet quality in ...

May 06, 2014
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The craving brain

"All I want is a huge steak. I must need more iron." Chances are you, too, have uttered similar words, and quickly proceeded to a local steakhouse for dinner.

Feb 12, 2014
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Manga comics may help promote fruit consumption among youth

A recent pilot study in Brooklyn, New York, with minority students found that exposure to Manga comics (Japanese comic art) promoting fruit intake significantly improved healthy snack selection. As snacking accounts for up ...

Feb 10, 2014
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Don't overgobble this Thanksgivukkah

In a rare occurrence, Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah both happen to fall on Nov. 28 this year. This coming holiday many will find it very hard not to overindulge in old favorites and newly invented culinary creations.

Nov 28, 2013
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