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More Moms Focused On Own Weight; Kids’ Nutrition, Eating Habits

Posted On August 19, 2014

(Chicago IL) -- A new survey finds moms are more concerned about their own weight than their children's. Just over a third of the mothers answering a Womensforum.com poll say they're worried about their children becoming obese, while 70-percent admit they're anxious about their own weight. Thirty-nine percent scour the Internet for information on dieting…

UGA Study On Deadbeat Dads

Posted On August 19, 2014

(Athens, GA) -- A study from the University of Georgia and Boston College says deadbeat dads are a major factor in child poverty rates. Researchers looked at women who have kids out of wedlock and created a scenario where every absent father paid child support. The number of children born to unwed mothers dropped dramatically…

Parents Making Back-To-School Food Lists

Posted On August 18, 2014

(Seattle, WA) -- No doubt about it, back-to-school's getting closer, and a lot of parents are making food plans for their kids. Nationally-known Dietician Diane Henderiks thinks there are several things to concentrate on.   And Henderiks says she's not talking sugar when she speaks of sweet snacks. She says plant-based Soy Joy bars do…

Digestive Tract Microbes Could Sabotage Diet Success

Posted On August 18, 2014

(Undated) -- People who can't control their weight by dieting might be victims of uncooperative microbes, not weak willpower. A new study finds that the microbes in a person's digestive tract can influence food choices and eating behavior. Researchers from the University of California San Francisco, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico…

Food Assistance Network Finds Military, Veterans’ Families Needing Help

Posted On August 18, 2014

(Undated) -- Military members and veterans are turning to food banks and food assistance programs to feed their families. The latest Hunger in America survey reports 20-percent of the households served by the Feeding America network have at least one member who has served in the military. The survey also shows 620-thousand households getting food…