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Apples and Fries: The New Look of McDonald’s Happy Meals (Toys Still Included)

Filed in Children's Issues, Public Health by on July 30, 2011 0 Comments
Apples and Fries: The New Look of McDonald’s Happy Meals (Toys Still Included)
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Responding to pressure from parents and consumer groups, McDonald’s announced on Tuesday its “Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choices” and serve up more nutritionally-balanced meal options, particularly for children.  Starting in September, Happy Meals will have apple slices and a smaller serving of French Fries (1.1 ounces instead of 2.4 ounces).  The company stated that […]

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Take Them Away: Has Severe Childhood Obesity Really Come to This?

Filed in Children's Issues, Public Health by on July 19, 2011 0 Comments
Take Them Away: Has Severe Childhood Obesity Really Come to This?
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As a follow up to my previous post on junk food marketing to children and my earlier post on MyPlate — and any other post that I’ve written about children and fast food or junk food — I would like to direct your attention to a commentary recently published in the Journal of the American […]

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The Junk Food Marketing Debate: A First Amendment Right or Just Making Sure Kids Aren’t What They Eat?

Filed in Children's Issues, Public Health by on July 3, 2011 1 Comment
The Junk Food Marketing Debate: A First Amendment Right or Just Making Sure Kids Aren’t What They Eat?
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Remember the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 (H.R. 1105) that President Obama signed on March 11, 2009?   No?  Good, me neither, but my excuse is that I was busy applying to law schools.  If you and I had been paying closer/any (take your pick) attention, we would have seen that the Act included, among other […]

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A Pyramid No More: You Are A Plate of Quadrants and A Dairy Circle

Filed in Public Health by on June 5, 2011 1 Comment
A Pyramid No More: You Are A Plate of Quadrants and A Dairy Circle
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Step aside, food pyramid, there’s a new dietary guide in town: MyPlate.  During a press conference on Thursday, First Lady Michelle Obama and Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released MyPlate –whose color-coded quadrants of fruits, vegetables, grains, and protein — plus dairy circle — are intended to serve as “a quick, simple reminder for […]

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Discount Prescription Program Available To Some Locals

Filed in Drug Pricing by on April 20, 2011 0 Comments
Discount Prescription Program Available To Some Locals
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Listen up, Hoboken, Newark, and Orange residents.  There’s a new prescription discount program in town: Coast2Coast Rx Card.  Well, the program isn’t all that new to the area: Newark launched it last year and Hoboken launched it in January.  However, I didn’t learn about Coast2Coast Rx Card until I filled a prescription at my local […]

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