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'Eat Right’ Meltdown for Kraft Singles
Per the Wall Street Journal: "The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, one of the world’s largest groups of health professionals, is locked in talks with Kraft Foods Group Inc. to determine how to proceed with a controversial campaign to put the academy’s “Kids Eat Right” logo on packages of Kraft Singles. “The academy is working toward changing any perceptions of endorsement,” academy spokesman Ryan O’Malley said. Talks between the parties have been going on for several days. A partnership between the academy and Kraft, made public earlier this month, opened a rift within the academy, and some members have called on its leaders to disclose financial ties with Kraft. More broadly, it has prompted questions about the group’s credibility as a go-to source for nutritional guidance." For the full story, click here.
The Huge Influence of 'Lunch Lady Land'
Per CNN: "Getting kids to eat their veggies may be as simple as a good marketing strategy. Referencing numerous studies by nutritional scientist Brian Wansink, director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, Cohen confirmed that placing healthier foods first in a buffet line increased overall meal selection. Other techniques included placing white milk in front of sugar-sweetened (chocolate) milk, as well as using verbal prompts and lighting on healthier foods." For the full story, click here.
Weight Loss Doesn't Always Lead to Happiness
Per The Atlantic: "Much of the work conducted by obesity researchers has centered around the intricacies of how and why people become obese and overweight, how and if excess weight is detrimental to health, and how to lose it. But there has also been a little exploration into how weight loss could affect the mind." For the full story, click here.
Big Gyms Shoot for a CrossFit Vibe, Without CrossFit
Per the Wall Street Journal: "CrossFit used to be a ragtag group of fitness rebels doing pull-ups in warehouse corners. Its adherents sneered at established health clubs with their acres of treadmills, scornfully labeling them “globo gyms.” Years of explosive growth have made CrossFit more popular than many of those traditional clubs. The 15-year-old strength-and-conditioning program is so big, in fact, that many fitness clubs are creating programs that mimic CrossFit—from its moves to its gritty surroundings. CrossFit is drawing admirers at the very gyms it disdains. For the full story, click here.
What Happened to Your Body By Skipping The Gym this Winter?
Per CNN: "Neglecting the gym every once in a while is nothing to worry about — after all, sometimes your body needs to rest and recover. But when you hit pause on your workouts for more than a week, you might actually be throwing your fitness level into rewind. For the full story, click here.