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food environment

My first glimpse into the slaughterhouse industry came when I read Fast Food Nation and discovered how animals where treated in factory farms. I was horrified to say the least. Interestingly enough, the idea of Muslims being vegetarian or vegans has prompted some debate.
There isn't a parent I know that doesn't want the food environment to be healthier. Stress and time restraints force many to get the "quick" fix when it comes to food, and fewer families are preparing meals from scratch. Here are some tips to keep your kids healthy.
David Kirchhoff, CEO of Weight Watchers International, isn't just an employee -- he's a client too. The 45-year-old executive
Some diet regimens require participants to adopt radical changes in their existing eating patterns, including cutting out entire food groups such as fat or carbohydrates. While this can result in quick weight loss, it also makes it tempting to revert to old eating habits later on.
Working parents may have a harder time putting healthy food on the table than those who are part-time employed or stay at home, a recent study found. While parental employment provides many important benefits for families, work-related stress can negatively affect eating habits at home. Families with both parents working had also an overall lower intake of nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables.
Did you hear that some Tim Hortons locations are getting rid of their smallest size coffee and shifting everything else up to one size larger? Let's say you're a double-double drinker. If you continue to order up the same, given Tim's new larger sizes, how many extra calories could you be consuming a year?