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The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act establishes strong nutrition policies for child nutrition programs.

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Celiac Disease Nutrition Guide, 3rd Ed. (Single Copy)

Celiac Disease Nutrition Guide, 3rd Ed. (Single Copy)

This easy to read “survival guide” outlines essential information for people diagnosed with Celiac disease.

Overweight and Obesity

Combating Obesity with Fitness and Activities

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Sometimes it seems like the fight against childhood obesity is only waged in the kitchen. But, it happens in living rooms and playgrounds, too. Sports participation and general physical activity are two positive patterns that impact obesity.

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Egg Measuring Tape (sm)Being obese is not about what you weigh, it's about having too much fat in your body. Carrying too much body fat has harmful effects on your health. One-third of adults ages 20 and older are considered obese, which is defined as having a body mass index greater than 30.

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Your Health and Your Weight

Health and Weight (sm)Your health and your weight are connected. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if your body mass index falls into the range of overweight or obese, you are at a higher risk for many diseases and conditions.

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Understanding Body Mass Index

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BMI stands for Body Mass Index. It is important to know what your BMI does and does not indicate about your weight, health and lifestyle choices.

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Defining Overweight and Obese

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Overweight and obese are labels for weight ranges. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, weights in these ranges are higher than what is generally considered healthy for a given height. Having a weight in one of these categories may increase your risk for certain diseases and health problems.

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How to Talk to Kids about Weight and Obesity

Talk to Kids about Weight (thumb)In today’s culture, weight is an extraordinarily sensitive subject, especially for children and teens. Deciding how to approach weight issues with young people deserves careful attention; how you handle the topic can have serious and lifelong implications. Here are some tips for discussing weight with kids, and what to do if a child brings up the topic on his or her own.

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RDNs and Medical Nutrition Therapy Services

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Health professionals agree that nutrition services are one of the first treatments that individuals should receive to improve conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. Many registered dietitians (RDs) work in the treatment and prevention of disease by providing medical nutrition therapy.

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