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February 27, 2013

A Step in the Right Direction

by Tracy Jensen

Children now eat and drink fewer calories than they did 12 years ago, according to a new CDC study. This new data comes as a sign that the childhood obesity epidemic is beginning to turn around.

Why? One theory is that sugar intake through products like cereals and sodas has come down some. The message may be becoming clear to food producers and parents, that limiting simple carbohydrates is necessary to keep kids at a healthy weight.

But the trend is just beginning. Teaching kids how to make good choices and building a stronger demand for healthier foods are still incredibly important to continue making progress.

In what ways have you been able to cut calories in your family’s diet?

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