Here are some of the top stories in recent news regarding healthy eating and nutrition. Send us a tweet to @shopwell or comment on our Facebook page with your thoughts or questions. Comments are always appreciated!


Kids Who Cook Are Hungrier for Healthy Food Choices – Science Daily

"Science Daily reports that a study from the University of Alberta “suggests the best way to get your child to eat healthier foods — and actually enjoy them — is to have them help with meal preparation.”  Read more…

Not All Calories Equal, Study Shows – WSJ 

"A diet based on healthy carbohydrates—rather than a low-fat or low-carbohydrate diet—offers the best chance of keeping weight off without bringing unwanted side effects, a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests."  Read more… 

Prescription Drug to Aid Weight Loss Wins F.D.A. Backing – NY Times

"The first new prescription diet pill in 13 years won approval from the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday, providing a new option for the roughly one-third of American adults considered obese."  Read more…. 


Kids Love Healthy Foods — As Much As They Love Anything – Huffington Post

"Healthy eating should always be a pleasurable experience for everyone, especially your kids. If they feel deprived, they will not enjoy their food, no matter how beneficial it may be to their health. Variety makes meals interesting and helps ensure a balanced diet. There are hardly any "forbidden" foods, however, moderation is key."  Read more… 

10 Summer Snacks Under 200 Calories – Shape

"Quick and tasty recipes to ease between-meal hunger." Read more…

 

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