When Water is Offered at Lunch, Kids Drop Weight - Simple but effective intervention? by Molly Walker, Contributing Writer As appeared in MedPage Today Installation of "water jets," or electrically cooled large water dispensers, in elementary and middle schools was linked to a small but statistically significant decline in mean body mass index among students, …

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We Need to Have a Food Fight

by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D.

A Different Way to Count Calories by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. I thought I would spend a little time discussing how we can give a better tomorrow to each other by teaching a technique that makes it easier for folks to actually wrap their head around an underused idea. To illustrate this idea, let’s gather …

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Placing Calories on Menus Leads 71 Percent to Order Lighter Food by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. When the City of New York passed a law in 2008 requiring restaurants to include the number of calories in menu items right on the menu, 82 percent of those who visited the restaurant reported that having the additional …

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School System Reduces Childhood Obesity! Childhood obesity prevention in Massachusetts can serve as nationwide model 15% less weight gain among school kids A program launched in Somerville, Mass., that aims to reduce childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles is being touted as a model for other cities and towns across the nation, USA Today reports. The …

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