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Sugar in Baby Foods

Posted in Bumkins, Nutrition Nook on July 1st, 2010 by johanna – 1 Comment

A research study involving 186 food products marketed to toddlers and babies found that more than half have too many calories coming from sugar. Researchers from the University of Calgary found some foods with corn syrup and sugar listed as the first two ingredients on the food label. Ingredients used in the greatest amount are listed first on the label, followed in descending order by those in smaller amounts.

The increasing rise in childhood obesity and corresponding risk of diabetes has made parents very aware of the added sugars and calories in packaged foods. Making healthy food choices for their children will reduce these risks.

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The Lancet Rescinds 1998 Autism Study

Posted in Bumkins on February 3rd, 2010 by johanna – Comments Off

A 1998 study published in a major British medical journal linking the mumps, measles and rubella vaccine to autism as been retracted. Subsequent studies have found no proof of a link between autism and vaccines.

The publication of the study in The Lancet resulted in many parents refusing to have their children vaccinated. Britain has seen a resurgence of measles with outbreaks of the disease every year.

Have you refused to have your children vaccinated because of this research?

What do you think of this new information? Will it change your mind about vaccinations? Comments?

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Interesting Article on DNA and Destiny

Posted in Bumkins, Nutrition Nook, Resources on January 13th, 2010 by johanna – Comments Off

The current issue of Time magazine has a very interesting article about how parents’ experience early in their lives might somehow alter the traits their offspring inherit. The article deals with a new science called epigenetics. Epigenetics is the study of changes in gene activity, brought about by environmental factors, which get passed down to the next generation. A great read for parents interested in how their diet, stress, and prenatal nutrition can make an imprint on their children’s genes.

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The Real Scoop on Movie Theater Popcorn

Posted in Bumkins, Nutrition Nook on November 20th, 2009 by johanna – 1 Comment


A new study just released by the Center for Science and Public Interest (CSPI) analyzed the snacks sold at movie theaters. They found a medium popcorn and soft drink contained about 1,160 calories and three days’ worth of saturated fat.

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Slow Food

Posted in Bumkins, Nutrition Nook on October 2nd, 2009 by johanna – Comments Off

The Slow Food organization was founded in 1989 to promote a renewed interest in the source of food, in the preparalogo_testatation of food, in the taste of food, and in the worldwide effect of our food choices. Visit the Slow Food website for information about upcoming events and the latest news about the organization.

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