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How Children Convince Their Moms To Buy Junk Food

In the August 2011 issue of the Journal of Children and Media, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health explore the notion of “The Nag Factor,” defined as the “tendency of children, who [...]

Food Companies Find Way Around Junk Food Ad Ban

Companies that have pledged not to market unhealthy food and beverages directly to children may be turning to product placement on television shows instead of traditional ads to target youngsters, a new study showed. This type [...]

Junk Food Companies Pay Scientists To Fudge Nutrition Research

Yet another major long-term study, this one published in the New England Journal of Medicine, has conclusively demonstrated the link between weight gain and junk food. The study showed that soda is “the number one problem [...]

Nutritional Assessment of a Snack at White Castle

This nutritional assessment involves a late night snack at White Castle. White Castle was the first hamburger chain and White Castle restaurants have been serving Slyders for over 80 years. Slyders are little hamburgers served with [...]

Pepperoni Pizza at Pizza Hut

It is arguable that pizza is America’s favorite food, and perhaps in other countries as well. Few of us don’t love the gooey cheese, lots of toppings, all on a crust, either chewy and thick or [...]

Moms May Let Their Health Slip

New parents, particularly mothers, devote so much time and energy to their children that they often fail to adequately look after their own health, a new study in the journal Pediatrics suggests. The study, which followed [...]

Nutritional Content of a KFC Fried Chicken Meal

Fried chicken, cole slaw, mashed potatoes and gravy sound like a wonderful “comfort food” dinner, don’t they? Don’t get too comfortable if you eat this meal though, because you will have to do some extra exercise [...]

Burger King Whopper With Cheese, Large Fries and a Large Soda

Eating at fast food restaurants like Burger King® is very popular, but the nutritional value of fast food is questionable at best. Many selections in Burger King® contain large amounts of unhealthy fats and calories. Because [...]

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