Clearly that hazelnut shout out is meant to suggest that Nutella is a healthful breakfast choice.
Of course when I saw it, it just made me wonder, what's really in a serving a Nutella? And so, I decided to find out....
"Build your brand. Raise your profile through brand exposure on site and in Board media. And make an impression at Toronto’s premier business events, including our Annual Dinner Gala, Business Excellence Awards Golf Tournaments and more.Not exactly the platform I'd want the ADM for the Ministry of Health's Health Promotion Division to help extend to Coca-Cola.
Develop powerful collaborations. Connect with respected leaders from business, professional services, government, and cultural communities."
“Few people know as much about weight loss as Dr. Yoni Freedhoff. It is no surprise that he has produced a book that is the perfect combination of evidence-based facts and good, solid, usable advice. There is so much misinformation in the media about dieting. And so many trendy and near useless diets. Yoni’s book is exactly what we need: a science-informed – and fun to read – road map to long-term weight loss success.”
- Tim Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, University of Alberta, and author of The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness.
"The Diet Fix is a no-nonsense approach to realistic weight management by a recognized expert in the field. Based on simple but time-proven principles including self-monitoring, goal setting, persistence and perseverance, this step-by-step guide to long-term weight management provides the evidence, debunks common myths and is chock full of practical tips - the ultimate diet book for anyone wanting to stop dieting and start living."
- Arya M. Sharma, MD/PhD, FRCPC Professor of Medicine, Scientific Director, Canadian Obesity Network
"Here finally is a book capturing the nuts and bolts of the dieting culture that has gripped North America. With Dr. Freedhoff's clear presentation of fact supported by years of first hand experience, a crystal clear picture of what works, what doesn't and what is myth emerges. The Diet Fix is a service to all."
- Tosca Reno, New York Times best-selling author of Your Best Body Now and the Eat-Clean Diet series
"Millions of people are suffering through restriction, denial, sacrifice, hunger and a frustrating yo-yo cycle of weight loss and regain, yet they still struggle to manage their weight. This serial dieting breeds guilt, shame, depression, despair and binge eating. If you’re one of these “traumatic dieters,” Dr. Yoni Freedhoff’s book, the Diet Fix, will not only provide a much needed sigh of relief, it will be a Godsend. It might even save your life."Thanks to everyone who has helped The Diet Fix get to this point including but not limited to my patients, my family, my co-workers, Yfat Reiss Gendell and Foundry Literary and Media, and Leah Miller and Random Houses' Crown Publishing Group. Can't wait for the launch.
- Tom Venuto, International best selling author Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle, and fitness industry icon.
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If you've seen the Chipotle ad with the scarecrow, you've got to do yourself a favour, stop what you're doing, and watch Funny or Die's "honest" version of same!
"These patterns suggest that public health efforts to improve the obesity-related behaviors of US adolescents may be having some success."To which I have to respond with a loud WTF! Why? Because the very same paper that is explicitly suggesting that public health efforts designed to tackle obesity-related behaviours are "having some success" also found that BMI went up during the study period! And their follow up line addressing that fact is what really boiled my blood,
"However, alternative explanations for the increase in BMI over the same period need to be considered."Again, WTF?! Moving a teeny tiny bit more and eating a teeny tiny bit less (and here that's a full on hopeful guess as calories or even amounts the teens are eating aren't quantified or even mentioned) aren't going to do the trick and it's incredibly irresponsible to infer that they ought to have. Meaning that even assuming the study's findings are true, why would the authors suggest to the world that these teeny weeny changes should have led to decreases in BMI such that given we didn't see change, we need to come up with "alternate explanations"? Even if taken at face value these changes suggest an increase of just 0.2 days a week where kids report themselves as being physically active, that kids are watching 40 minutes less TV a day (but still near 2.5 hours of the stuff) and that they've made truly minute changes to their dietary behaviours - why would we need "alternate explanations for the increase in BMI" when no one in their right mind would expect these changes to affect weight? Nearly nothing lifestyle changes don't affect weight - if they did, there would never have been a need for this study in the first place!
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You know I never imagined that a blog post of mine would include Miley Cyrus, but today's Funny Friday proves me wrong.
Whether you fall on the side of the VMA Miley Cyrus controversy, or even if you don't know what I'm talking about, this mashup with Star Trek's sure to bring a smile.
Have a great weekend!
To be honest with you, vending machines haven't really been on my radar until June. The Super met with us in April, and he mentioned that he and the District Education Council were taking a closer look at school compliance with vending policy. The council member who sits on my local parent committee is passionate about healthy eating, so we are certainly going to be under the microscope.
My view regarding the absence of machines in my school is similar to my battle with drugs. As soon as you suspend the drug king pin there are five others waiting to take his/her place. It's a constant Game of Thrones. I see a similar path for vending. They will take off to the nearby convenience stores. Why pay $1.10 for 10 small carrot sticks and dip at the cafeteria when you can get chips at the pizza place 50 ft. from the school property line? I find that kids that really care about what they're eating are bringing bagged lunches. The rest are up for the quick fix. Tim Hortons, McDonald's, Pizza Pizza, St. Hubert's, and China Wok are all within a 5-minute walk from us.
I am in total agreement with you regarding water fountains, but these are viewed as unsanitary by many of the kids. Springfield water is very good as we are on a well system. I do see kids using the fountains. I'll be the first to admit that they are not aesthetically pleasing- they're not as sexy as the machine that picks up the drink and beams it to a vacuumed tube. But they certainly work. Don't forget- some schools are almost 100 years old, with old pipes and hardware. Springfield Elementary was built in 1930. My school had a flood and was repaired in 1986. You push the button, let the water run for a while, then get a drink. It takes a while for the cold water to run through the pipes to the actual fountain. I'm not making excuses by any means, just trying to give you the picture. This is not lost on the teenagers.
We have a very successful hot lunch program on Thursdays. We were so proud of ourselves, we thought we would create a free breakfast program at school. We had a community supermarket partner step up to help us out. We offered a variety of healthy choices, and guess what? The kids didn't eat it. It was open to all 480 students and nobody came. I bet if we had offered Froot Loops and Eggos we would have had a full house. It shut down after a five-week attempt. We were shocked. Let me get this straight, "You would rather pay at the cafeteria than eat for free down here in the culinary tech room?" Unreal. I have been teaching for 15 years- I can count the number of times I have eaten at the cafeteria on one hand. I kid you not. I dry heave just thinking about it.
From my point of view, the money from vending isn't really on my radar. That money would barely cover my biology/physics/chemistry budget for the year. And the gym spends that amount in consumables (shuttle cocks, rackets, balls) yearly. The money comes in, but it's in such small increments that it's just thrown into the kitty.
I don't go the vending/back machine route for disposable income. I'm sure some might, but we certainly don't talk about it in admin. meetings, and we talk about just about everything. Get rid of them? I guess we could, but I don't see this as the answer. Many schools are community partners, with a variety of clubs/organizations using the facitlities in the evenings. The vending offers them a last minute snack or drink, if needed. I'm guilty of using the one at the gym when I have forgotten my bottle for spin class. Those using the gym at school may find themselves in the same boat. I just don't want you to have the perception that we have vending for profit- the profits are not lucrative. We have them because we have them- they've always been there, I guess.
On the flip side, you would be hard pressed to find a teacher that doesn't have a file cabinet full of snacks for kids who have forgotten their lunch.
The quality of these snacks? Well, that's classified information...:)
"The Pharmacist at Walmart does not endorse or recommend any sponsor or their products or services."which led my angry Walmart pharmacist whistle blower to state,
"Of note, on the pics I sent you, I love the disclaimer at the bottom about how we don't "endorse" any sponsors products. Well, yeah, we kind of do if we explicitly hand the package over to the patient with the sample in it. I would count that as an endorsement."So would I angry pharmacist, so would I, and undoubtedly too, so would Dare Foods.