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How the brain reacts to food may be linked to overeating

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/527885/2018/07/19/research/food-thought-how-brain-reacts-food-may-be-linked-overeating?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=528819_HTML&utm_content=07-20-2018-01-28&utm_campaign=Penn%20State%20Today By Katie Bohn The reason why some people find it so hard to resist finishing an entire bag of chips or bowl of candy may lie with how their brain responds to food rewards, leaving them more vulnerable to overeating. In a study with children, researchers found that when certain regions of the […]

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Parents’ behavior during playtime may affect toddler’s weight later on

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/532459/2018/08/21/research/parents%E2%80%99-behavior-during-playtime-may-affect-toddler%E2%80%99s-weight-later?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=533164_HTML&utm_content=08-23-2018-21-30&utm_campaign=Penn%20State%20Today By Katie Bohn Parents who positively engage with their children during play time — and gently steer them to clean up afterward — may help toddlers with low-self regulation have lower body mass indexes (BMIs) later on as preschoolers. In a study, researchers found that toddlers who had poor self-regulation skills — the […]

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Responsive parenting intervention results in lower BMIs through age 3

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/529466/2018/08/07/research/responsive-parenting-intervention-results-lower-bmis-through-age-3?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=532351_HTML&utm_content=08-20-2018-21-14&utm_campaign=Penn%20State%20Today By Katie Bohn An intervention designed to promote healthy growth, which taught first-time moms how to respond with age-appropriate responses to their babies’ needs, resulted in children having lower body mass indexes (BMIs) when they were 3 years old. The intervention, which began shortly after the babies’ birth, taught moms various strategies for […]

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Small changes can go far in preventing childhood obesity

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/529180/2018/07/25/medical-minute-small-changes-can-go-far-preventing-childhood-obesity?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=529223_HTML&utm_content=07-26-2018-07-35&utm_campaign=hershey%20newswire In the United States, the percentage of children and adolescents with obesity has more than tripled since 1970. Today, approximately one in five school-aged children (ages 6 to 19) is obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—and that figure doesn’t include children who are considered merely overweight and not obese. […]

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Recipe revival: How to make your favorite meals healthier

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=8de799fd-b485-40b1-abb9-e2956e0a108e#.W5wLvFw-dBw You can do a variety of things to improve the nutritional value of the foods you make. What does healthy cooking mean to you? Making dishes that are low in fat may come to mind. So, healthy cooking can mean looking for recipes that use nonfat milk or require less butter. Healthy cooking […]

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Find an Apple Orchard in Pennsylvania

Source: https://www.orangepippin.com/orchards/united-states/pennsylvania Looking for a fun activity to do with the family this Fall?  Take a trip to your local Apple Orchard to enjoy the fresh Autumn air and the delicious crunch that only an apple can provide.  Grab a bucket and make picking apples part of your family tradition.

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Try heart-healthy produce this summer

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=c6835daa-129e-4f77-8d00-387675e9b37f#.WucsUFw-dBw There’s no better season than summer to add ripe, just-picked heart-healthy fruits and veggies to your diet. Produce is rich in powerful nutrients that may help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and even certain cancers. Check out the infographic below for ideas on getting a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables. […]

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