People think that drinking juice is “better for you” than drinking sodas or any other kind of sweetened drinks. For the most part, sugar is sugar no matter where it comes from. It’s still a massive load of carbohydrate. Back when I was a practicing pediatrician, juice was almost singlehandedly the biggest contributor to childhood obesity. For some reason, many mothers think that it’s okay … Continue reading

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Panera Co. to open more pay-what-you-wish eateries

mikehudack: diablocodyisnotevenherrealname: adriennes: The idea for Panera’s first nonprofit restaurant was to open an eatery where people paid what they could. The richer could pay full price — or extra. The poorer could get a cheap or even free meal. …Its cashiers tell customers their orders’ “suggested” price based on the menu. About 60 to 70 percent pay in full, Shaich said. About 15 percent … Continue reading Panera Co. to open more pay-what-you-wish eateries

Alliance Delivers Farm-Fresh Produce to South Bronx Consumers This is genius: Unlike others who have come to the South Bronx to solve social problems through vegetables, he is offering neither charity nor an outsider’s idea of what the neighborhood might want to cook. He’s developed a commercial community-supported agriculture plan (C.S.A.) that lets residents determine what they’ll get, with an enticing prize at the end … Continue reading

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Is This Why We’re So Fat?

The current edition of the  Journal of the American Dietetic Association includes an interesting study reviewing food commercials on TV. Over a 4 week time period, researchers taped food advertisements during 84 hours of prime time TV and 12 on Saturday mornings. In 3000 ads, 800 food items were promoted. The conclusions shouldn’t shock anybody who has a television set at home: Results suggest that a diet … Continue reading Is This Why We’re So Fat?

It’s hard to think of anyone in American life who gets the freak sociological privilege of abrupt, overwhelming wish fulfillment. There are the impoverished kids who sign NBA contracts, perhaps, or cafeteria workers who win the lottery; on television, there are the lucky contestants who are selected for extreme-makeover shows. Yet for the morbidly obese, the possibility of rapid and radical change, of a near-existential … Continue reading

T-Shirt Says to “Eat Less” So Urbane Outfitters pulled this T-shirt from their stores due to cries from anorexia groups that it sends the wrong message. So let’s look at the numbers: Prevalence of Anorexia = 1% Prevalence of Obesity = 35% Americans eat, on average, 3,790 calories a day. That’s nearly double what we should eat. Know how many calories you should eat. I think it’s … Continue reading