Healthy Foodies: Infographic: Daily Nutritional Needs for Adults and Children

This chart summarizes what our daily eating plan should look like, according to the Federal Government. It’s not perfect — too much emphasis on animal products, thanks to lobbying by the meat and dairy industries. But these guidelines are a step in th… . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: Infographic: Daily Nutritional Needs for Adults and Children

Healthy Foodies: What the future holds for our children: America’s Obesity Epidemic

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Healthy Foodies: Overweight: the new normal

Alas, we are super-sizing everything, from theater seats to serving/portion sizes in food, to “vanity sizing” of clothes. Here’s a chart — not well reproduced here, sorry to say — that shows the increase in the percentage of American kids and adults who are obese. Obesity rates have gone up for almost all age groups 1999-2008Garbing the girthClothing outlets have expanded plus-sized inventories. Bulky clothes are available for children as young as 3, and Target and Forever 21 offer plus-sized fashions for teens. Quadruple-extra-large shirts are on the rack for men with 60-inch waists.”Vanity sizing,” in which manufacturers adjust apparel size (Read more...)

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