obesity http://wamc.org en Kids Face Pitfalls When It Comes To Lunch, Snacks http://wamc.org/post/kids-face-pitfalls-when-it-comes-lunch-snacks <p>From processed foods to vending machines, unhealthy food choices are around every corner for kids. Sat, 17 May 2014 16:50:00 +0000 Mya Coviello 90416 at http://wamc.org Kids Face Pitfalls When It Comes To Lunch, Snacks "Year Of No Sugar" By Eve O. Schaub http://wamc.org/post/year-no-sugar-eve-o-schaub <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Sure, sugar is in ice cream and cookies, but what scared <a href="http://eveschaub.com/category/a-year-of-no-sugar/">Eve Schaub</a> was the secret world of sugar--hidden in bacon, crackers, salad dressing, pasta sauce, chicken broth, and baby food.</p><p>With her eyes open by the work of obesity expert Dr. Robert Lustig and others, Eve challenged her husband and two school-age daughters to join her on a quest to eat no added sugar for an entire year.</p><p>Along the way, Eve uncovered the real costs of our sugar-heavy American diet--including diabetes, obesity, and increased incidences of health problems such as heart disease and cancer. Eve Schaub’s new book is <em>Year of No Sugar.</em></p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87880 at http://wamc.org "Year Of No Sugar" By Eve O. Schaub Blair Horner: Back To School And Getting Kids Healthy http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-back-school-and-getting-kids-healthy <p>It’s early August.&nbsp; We’re past summer’s midpoint and the barrage of back-to-school ads have begun.&nbsp; While those ads may offer parents a light at the end of the tunnel, thinking about schoolchildren also raises an important policy issue: the growing problem of childhood obesity.</p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 19:53:43 +0000 Blair Horner 70761 at http://wamc.org Sean Philpott: Weighty Thoughts http://wamc.org/post/sean-philpott-weighty-thoughts <p>I've been thinking a lot about Paula Deen, but not for the reason that you might suspect. I'm not all that interested in the way she allegedly treats her employees, he casual use of ethnic slurs, or her half-hearted apologies for the way she has behaved. All of that just confirms what I already know: that despite what five US Supreme Court justices seem to think, there is still a strong undercurrent of racism in American society.</p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:27:18 +0000 Sean Philpott 68001 at http://wamc.org 5/8/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/5813-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao. Joe Donahue moderates.</p><p>This morning our discussion topics include:<br>Mark Sanford wins in SC<br>The Cleveland kidnap story and trafficking of women<br>Pepsi Cola drops Lil Wayne<br>Military Sexual Assaults Soar<br>Suicide Rates Jump<br>Chris Christie Weight<br>Dow sets another record</p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 64147 at http://wamc.org Nutrition, Not Just Exercise, Key To Getting In Summer Shape http://wamc.org/post/nutrition-not-just-exercise-key-getting-summer-shape <p>With the warmer weather here, more people are heading outdoors and striving to be in better shape and lose weight -- but it’s not all about being active. As WAMC’s Michael Masciadrelli reports, it’s all about paying more attention to proper nutrition.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 02:00:00 +0000 Michael Masciadrelli 63988 at http://wamc.org Nutrition, Not Just Exercise, Key To Getting In Summer Shape "Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us" by Michael Moss http://wamc.org/post/salt-sugar-fat-how-food-giants-hooked-us-michael-moss <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter, Michael Moss, from <em>The New York Times</em> joins us to tell the explosive story of the rise of the processed food industry and its link to the emerging obesity epidemic.</p><p>Moss reveals how companies use Salt, Sugar, and Fat to addict us and, more important, how we can fight back.</p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 60903 at http://wamc.org "Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us" by Michael Moss Vox Pop : Open Forum - Banning Sugary Beverages : 3/12/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-banning-sugary-beverages-31213 <p>One day before a ban on certain sugary beverages in certain settings in New York City was set to take effect; a state judge ruled yesterday that the policy, championed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, should not be imposed.</p><p>In his ruling, Justice Milton A. Tingling Jr. called the rules, “arbitrary and capricious,” echoing consumer and beverage industry claims that the rules, which would include restricting the size of sugary drinks to 16 ounces or less at restaurants, street carts, and entertainment venues, are confusing and unenforceable.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:00:00 +0000 59668 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum - Banning Sugary Beverages : 3/12/13 "The Heavy" by Dara-Lynn Weiss http://wamc.org/post/heavy-dara-lynn-weiss <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>When a doctor pronounced Dara-Lynn Weiss’s daughter Bea obese at age seven, the mother of two knew she had to take action. But how could a woman with her own food and body issues—not to mention spotty eating habits—successfully parent a little girl around the issue of obesity?</p><p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 56333 at http://wamc.org "The Heavy" by Dara-Lynn Weiss "Fat Chance" by Robert Lustig http://wamc.org/post/fat-chance-robert-lustig <p>In the late 1970s when the government mandated we get the fat out of our food, our next guest says the food industry responded by pouring more sugar in. Dr. Robert Lustig believes the result has been a perfect storm, disastrously altering our biochemistry and driving our eating habits out of our control.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 55541 at http://wamc.org "Fat Chance" by Robert Lustig