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The Checkup: March 21, 2010 - March 27, 2010

Is that right? HFCS makes people fat?

(AP) I learned some interesting things while researching this blog entry. For instance, the Latin term ad libitum means "at one's pleasure" and is the source of the term "ad lib." And I discovered that lab rats undergo something called "rapid decapitation" when it's time to check the results...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  March 26, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Is That Right? , Me Minus 10 , Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity  
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Want to improve school lunches? Better have a thick skin.

It's one thing to talk about fixing what's wrong with school lunches in America. I've done it myself and found it painless. But try being the guy who actually goes into schools and attempts to improve their lunch programs. From what I can tell, that kind of sticking your neck...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  March 25, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity , School Nutrition  
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How much do you need to work out?

We all know that one good way to stave off the middle-aged spread is to exercise. But how much exercise do we need? Well, we now have an answer -- at least for women. A big new study says women who are middle-aged or older need to spend about 60...

By Rob Stein  |  March 24, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity , Women's Health  
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Losing weight with your honey is not always sweet

A few years ago my husband and I decided to go on Weight Watchers together. It seemed like a great idea: We both had some pounds to shed, and doing it together meant we had built-in support and agreement on which foods we would eat -- and which we'd bar...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  March 23, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Family Health , Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity  
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A first-hand look at school lunch

As the All We Can Eat blog reported last week, lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation that would improve school lunches, enhancing their nutritional value and making them available to more children. If you don't think such changes are necessary, take a look at this blog that is said to be...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  March 22, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Family Health , Nutrition and Fitness , Obesity , Social Media  
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