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Getting Healthy as a Family

The obesity crisis in America is not limited to adults. Children and teens struggle with weight issues. Currently, over 32 percent of children are overweight or obese. Further, if you look around the kitchen table one evening and realize that your whole family needs to lose weight, you aren't alone. The 2015 report released by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation indicates that 69 percent of adults and 32 percent...

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Our Complicated Relationships With Dieting and Weight.

A new “wellness” movement is calling us to accept bodies of all types and to reject dieting. Taffy Brodesser-Akner explores this new anti-diet age in this week’s cover article and discovers that “all this activism didn’t make the world more comfortable with fat people.” Her article lays bare the anguish overweight people continue to feel while living under perpetual scrutiny from others and from themselves. Hundreds of New York Times Magazine readers responded to the...

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Vending Machines Showing Calorie Counts of Sodas

NEW YORK — As criticism of sugary sodas intensifies, Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper are rolling out new vending machines that will put calorie counts right at your fingertips. The move comes ahead of a regulation that would require restaurant chains and vending machines to post the information as early as next year, although the specifics for complying with the requirement are still being worked out. “They’re seeing the writing on the wall and want...

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The Highest Calorie Restaurant Meals in America

America has a reputation for excessive meal sizes. Which is a major culprit of the obesity epidemic. But none are as fatty, high calorie, salt-laden and sugar-loaded as the dishes presented in this years Xtreme Eating Awards List. The Xtreme Eating Awards List is compiled annually by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest. It names the restaurants with the most dangerously high-calorie meals in the country. Which they warn are a woeful indication of...

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