Link Roundup

Here are some stories I enjoyed this week on weight management, the food landscape, and building healthy habits.

Trimming super-size with half-orders, plate colors – Interesting research into helping people choose smaller portions.

Mars has vowed to stop shipping any chocolate products that exceed 250 calories per portion by the end of 2013 – A step in the right direction for sure! Although I have a couple other thoughts about this one. One is that this seems a bit like reducing the nicotine content in cigarettes and putting on a bigger filter. The other is that – hell, I’m not exactly the target market here, I haven’t purchased a candy bar in probably over 10 years. Because I just can’t find a hole in my daily eating plan that 300-500 calories of junk would be a perfect way to fill.

Get your kids into the kitchen and feed them for life – Love this. I wish I’d learned to cook healthy food when I was a kid, I think it’s vital skill everybody should learn. If no other reason than to reduce the heavy reliance so many people in our society have on restaurant eating. It’s almost always cheaper and healthier to make it yourself!

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One Response to “Link Roundup”

  1. Andie Says:

    I thought it was odd for Mars to mention people and their animals in their statement, like people who overeat are somehow being cruel to their animals, but it made more sense once I kept reading and saw that they also manufacture pet food. I guess, anyway.

    Is it sinister of me to think that Mars sees this as a way to get consumers to buy 2 regular-priced candy bars at a higher price than one king-sized bar?


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