Snack Size, Caloric Density, and Frequency Are Growing

Between 1977 and 2006 the percent of adult Americans that snack rose from 71% to 97%, while the number of snacks per day, snack size, and caloric density per snack all increased also. Total snack calories per day now average of 579 calories per day. For adults the per snack average is 263 calories!PositiveTip: Concerned…

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Snacks Now Account for More Than 25% of U.S. Calories

Americans, and probably others around the world, snacking outside of a regular meal continues to increase. Research presented to the Institute of Food Technologists indicates that more than 25% of daily calorie intake is now coming from snacks, especially caloric beverages.PositiveTip: Avoid snacking! This alone could make a huge difference in the battle of the bulge.

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Children Follow The Example of Their Parents

With increasing knowledge that risk factors for premature adult diseases begin in childhood, I was fascinated with the results of a recent survey that highlighted the important role parents play in establishing a healthy foundation for their child's future health.The ADA Foundation/Knowledge Networks Family Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey focused on three groups: children ages…

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