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Archive for the ‘ Raising Healthy Children ’ Category

20 Jul

Can You Guess How Many Schools Have Vending Machines?

See the rest of the alarming facts about childhood obesity in America. Technorati Tags: children, obesity, vending machines, soda, school

16 Jul

Ridiculous Health Claims: Mark’s Daily Apple Goes to the Grocery Store

A PICTORIAL, IN WHICH YOUR BEES CONSIDER THE VARIOUS OFFERINGS OF THE MIDDLE AISLES Was it a mischievous mood, or simply the carbs? Over the weekend your Bees decided to explore (cue drums) the middle aisles of the grocery store. Here’s what we found: We know that candy bars aren’t healthy (duh). How about a […]

21 Jun

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Kellogg’s!

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it is aimed at the small fry. This week, El Fritter has decided to have a serious problem with Kellogg’s. But, Fuming Fuji, you’ve been very vocal of late about your feud with David MacKay, Kellogg’s CEO. This seems like a thinly […]

18 Jun

…But We’ll Still Sell Them

Kellogg’s plans to modify its unhealthy products aimed at children, such as Pop Tarts and some of their breakfast cereals. In Kellogg’s own estimation, at least half their products are missing important nutritional marks. To address the childhood obesity epidemic, Kellogg’s will be reformulating these unhealthy processed foods…except where consumers do not like the taste […]

31 May

Making a Difference

As our friend, the Fuming Fuji, is always quick to point out, marketing garbage to children is a dirty business – which is why we are happy to introduce you to Amy Jussel. As the founder and executive director of Shaping Youth, Amy is doing her part to clean up the filth. Her organization, via […]

23 May

A Rare Interview with the Fuming Fuji

The Fuming Fuji is famous for his feisty tirades against “toxic food”, especially, in his (or its?) words, “when it is aimed at the small fry.” Until now the notoriously voluble but reclusive fruit has refused all interview requests. Now, for the first time, the Fuming Fuji speaks. Mark’s Daily Apple is pleased to bring […]

15 May

Sweetened Straws & Treadmill Desks (You Can Stop Holding Your Breath Now)

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: The latest in health news, plus some very odd new products. Life Causes Breast Cancer Great. Just being alive and kicking puts you at risk for breast cancer death (particularly if you are a woman in your forties). We are including this news because there is a silver lining to the […]

15 May

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Chicken Fries!

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it is aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuming Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with Burger King’s Chicken Fries. But, Fuming Fuji, you say, kids need protein! The Fuming Fuji says no! The claim: Fuji, I just […]

14 May

The Daily Linky Link

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: What’s shakin’, Apples? I’m here to highlight the best links to get your week off to an informed and healthy start: Big Pharma Misleads Consumers Do you trust Big Pharma? You shouldn’t. (I know we said we’d lay off those guys for a while, but this is pretty important news. Official […]

10 May

School Serves Veggies & Kids Eat Them: Scientists Prepare for Porcine Wing Epidemic

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: This is the last FDA news bite for a while*. Be sure to read the school lunch clickativity – it’s an encouraging sign of progress! FDA: But We Believe Your Food and Drugs Are Safe If you don’t mind a PG-13 name and some liberal politics, this blog has a hilarious […]

10 May

The Solution to the Bottled Water Problem!

How could I forget? Duh! Just Make Every Drop Count! An easy solution to the bottled water problem is to slurp soda and sugary drinks. I mean, sparkling beverages. The body gets thirsty, and liquids make it, you know, unthirsty, or something. Being thirsty is bad. Being unthirsty is good! This is healthy, and fortunately, […]

1 May

Today’s News Brought to You by the Fuming Fuji. Uh-oh.

Fuming Fuji reports: Now here is a fumer after Fuji’s own core. The Fuji grows very tired of this argument, so it is pleasing to see an ally in the fight. Sugar does not make a diet exciting, unless you count going to the dentist to find out how many cavities your tiny tot has […]

30 Apr

The Good, the Bad and the Metallic

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: There’s a country where obesity is highly desirable. Mineral cosmetics may be worse for you than the regular cosmetics. And we’re all abuzz over the latest mold. (You’ll see…) Not Exactly Rubenesque Sugar Shock reports that in Mauritania, women are aggressively encouraged to be morbidly obese – to the point of […]

25 Apr

It’s a Bad Day for Big Agra & Big Pharma

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Woo hoo! Bigs cry, Bees cheer. Stop Feeding Junk to the Kidlets For the love of Fuji, can we please stop slinging soda and chips and pizza at children? Vending machines and cafeterias are contributing to an obesity epidemic that is an embarrassing indictment of our public education system. Fortunately, some […]

24 Apr

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Little Einsteins Cereal

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it is aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with Little Einsteins cereal from General Mills. But, Fuming Fuji, you say, kids need whole grain and calcium! The Fuming Fuji says no! The […]

17 Apr

The Fuming Fuji Says No to iDeserve Energy Pretzels

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it is aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuming Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with iDeserv Energy Pretzels. But, Fuming Fuji, you say, these pretzels give you energy! Why else would it say “Energy Pretzels” on the […]

10 Apr

A Real Pain in the Caduceus

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: More healthcare news out today makes it pretty clear that radical changes are in order. (By the way, this is a caduceus.) News Item Uno: Morbid Obesity Is Up, Way Up There are kinds of obesity? Yes, that’s right: there’s an entire taxonomy of overweight. Kinda sad that we need that, […]

10 Apr

The Fuming Fuji Says No to 100-calorie Snack Packs

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it is aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuming Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with 100-calorie snack packs. But, Fuming Fuji, you say, these are sensibly-sized snack portions! The Fuming Fuji says no! The claim: Children need […]

6 Apr

Wow, Broccoli…Again

Hi, Apples! Sara here. Mark asked me to write this week’s Smart Fuel column as he is buried in the latest batch of science and medical journals. So, I am here to tell you about the wonderful uses of the mandolin slicer in your steadfast pursuit of healthy meals. Right about now you may be […]

5 Apr

The Only Proven Way to Gain Weight: Go on a Diet!

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Dieting doesn’t work, “they” tell us. But wait, the Mediterranean diet prevents health problems in the tiny tots! What gives? We’re here to help you sort through the confusion: Want to Gain Weight? Go on a Diet You’ve probably heard that many people gain back any weight lost during dieting. It […]

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