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People buy more junk food when using plastic

(PhysOrg.com) -- One way to resist buying junk food is to pay for groceries with cash instead of credit cards, according to a new study led by Manoj Thomas, assistant professor of marketing in the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate ...

Jul 13, 2011
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Unhealthy snacks play on our unconscious

Chances are small that young people will exchange the Mars bar or bag of chips in their hands for an apple or an orange. Even when they know that fruit is healthier and this is widely reported. That unhealthy snacks exert ...

Jan 24, 2011
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California mom sues McDonald's over Happy Meals

A mother-of-two from California launched a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against McDonald's, claiming the toys given out with Happy Meals unfairly lure kids into eating unhealthy food.

Dec 16, 2010
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Obama: Nutrition bill vital to children's future

(AP) -- Thousands more children would get into school-based meal programs and those lunches and dinners would become more nutritious under a bill President Barack Obama signed into law Monday, part of an administration-wide ...

Dec 13, 2010
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Schools that ban junk food are 18% lighter

(PhysOrg.com) -- Here's some simple math for school officials and parents in the fight against childhood obesity: School lunchtimes minus snack food equals a much lighter student body. Literally.

Oct 28, 2010
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New iPhone app helps keep pets trim

Tipping the scales at 97 pounds, Sam was a chubby black Labrador retriever. Partial to meat, potatoes and the occasional mouthful of popcorn, he was a fine dinner companion and not very old when walking became ...

Oct 11, 2010
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