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Garden-enhanced intervention improved BMI and nutrition knowledge of California students

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

“The factors that affect rates of childhood obesity are complex. For example, parent feeding practices have been shown to be influential, but that influence has also been shown to change with age. Factors such as access to fruits and vegetables and the availability of safe space for physical exercise have also been associated with a risk for obesity. Because schools can act as a focal point for engaging students, families, educators, administrators, and community members, researchers implemented and evaluated a multicomponent, school-based nutrition intervention in an attempt to improve children’s dietary behaviors and prevent childhood obesity. Their results are published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.”(more)

Fat, sugar, salt intake up significantly in past 100 years

Midland Reporter-Telegram – Blythe Awtrey

“June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month, and oh, how I love to eat my fruit and vegetables. To encourage your children and grandchildren to eat them, you can be a role model by eating fruits and vegetables yourself. Consuming a whole food plant-based diet will help protect you and your children from common chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, obesity and breast and colon cancers. You can even reverse already-established cardiovascular disease, diabetes and hypertension. Did you know that 30 years ago Type 2 diabetes did not exist in children? Today, about 208,000 American children under 20 are estimated to have been diagnosed with diabetes…Create a culture of health in your home for you and your family. Please consider the following recommendations:”(more)