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FOCUS ON HEALTHY EATING WITH KIDS INSTEAD OF WEIGHT


English: Healthy eating pyramid similar to tha...

English: Healthy eating pyramid similar to that of the Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health. Temporary image as original is non-commercial use only. If you have a better image please replace this. Thanks. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

FOCUS ON HEALTHY EATING WITH KIDS INSTEAD OF WEIGHT

Teens whose parents have talked to them about losing weight or the importance of being thin are more likely to try unhealthy weight-control measures, like skipping meals or taking laxatives, than those whose parents have raised the issue of healthy eating. While this does not prove that parents provoke these unhealthy behaviors in their children by discussing weight, it does suggest that focusing on healthy eating instead could send a more positive message and could result in better outcomes. More… Discuss

Today’s Birthday: Joseph Brodsky (1940)


Joseph Brodsky (1940)

Soon after Brodsky began writing poetry in the USSR in the 1950s, he was accused by the government of “social parasitism” and sentenced to hard labor. Exiled in 1972, he settled in New York and began writing in English. He was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1987 and was poet laureate of the US for a time. His poetry, with its themes of loss and exile, is highly regarded for its intensity, depth, and wit. What was his retort when a Soviet judge once asked him, “Who enrolled you in the ranks of poets?” More… Discuss