This study sought to determine whether children (aged 9–18 years) who live in households that have healthful practices related to behaviors associated with obesity have a lower body mass index (BMI). Continue reading
Nov. 29, 2012, HealthDay
By Barbara Bronson Gray
You’d like a salad? Want some fries with that?
A new study shows that providing more menu options on a fast-food menu doesn’t mean the average diner chows down fewer calories.
Researchers found that although there has been a 53 percent increase in the total number of menu offerings over the last 14 years, the average calorie content of foods sold by eight of the major U.S. fast-food chains has not changed much. Continue reading
Aug. 12, 2012, Global News
By Sheryl Ubelacker
Children are far more likely to pick a healthier fast-food meal when promotional toys are offered only with those menu options and not with less nutritional fare like burgers, fries, and a pop, a study has found.
Canadian researchers set out to see which McDonald’s Happy Meals that kids age 6 to 12 would choose when toys were included with healthier menu combinations, but not with standard offerings that are typically higher in fat and salt. Continue reading