Every day you have to eat, just like the other 7.2 billion people on the planet. By 2050, at least 2 billion more people will join you.
from the team that brought you “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.” As filmmaker Joe Cross spent time traveling the world with his previous two films, he met thousands of people and one issue that came up again and again was what to do about the growing childhood obesity problem. In THE KIDS MENU, Joe meets with experts, parents, teachers and kids, coming to the realization that childhood obesity isn’t the real issue, but rather a symptom of a bigger problem. The lack of knowledge of what healthy foods are. Lack of access to healthy and affordable options. And the influence of negative role models, whether a parent, teacher or even a celebrity.
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Dixon has become a worldwide advocate for children's health and fitness, through exercise and nutrition. He estimates that 300,000 young people have participated in his KiDSMARATHON program while learning positive life-long habits.
"I know the kids are engaged and they enjoy running," he said. "I grew up when running was a form of punishment. Now kids love to run because they were born to run."
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As reported by Litchfield.bz...U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal stopped Brookside Farm II in Litchfield on Friday to sample the farm's maple syrup and express his support for the maple syrup producing business.
Blumenthal met with the farm's owners, Mark Harran and Kay Carroll, to explain his commitment to forcing
large food corporations to discontinue their practice of advertising foods as being flavored by real maple syrup when in truth they are flavored by sugar or high fructose corn syrup.
The practice, according to Blumenthal, puts producers like Harran and Carroll at a disadvantage in the marketplace because consumers are duped into thinking products like oatmeal, cereal and ice cream have maple syrup in their ingredients.
The practice, the senator said, is one of deception, fraud and misrepresentation. Blumenthal and Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy have co-authored a letter to the Food and Drug Administration demanding action against corporations for product mislabeling. The letter went out on Thursday.
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