| Sep 3, 2013
Counting calories is common for many, especially when trying to lose weight. But can there be emotional consequences from being put on a diet too early in life?
"My mom was obsessed with my food intake for as long as I can remember," said Karen...
| Mar 12, 2013
Taking time to eat during your work day is important, but if you aren't careful, office snacking can be the ultimate culprit for unwanted weight-gain.
"100 extra calories a day can lead to a ten pound weight gain in a year," said Vicki Shanta Retelny, a...
| Oct 16, 2013
Thanks to a movie release, "The Hunger Games" book trilogy reinforced its standing as a publishing phenomenon in 2012 with 27.7 million copies distributed — 15 million in print — double the number sold over the previous two years combined....
| Oct 6, 2013
| 9:16 AM
In the mid 1980s, there was a great show on television, at least my brothers and I thought. The show was called The Master and was about a graying ninja master who was training a young upstart martial artist. Despite growing old, the ninja master...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:14 PM
On an overcast Thursday morning, David Thi was a man with a mission.
OK, "man" might be a stretch. In any case, the Fern Creek Elementary second-grader was possessed with a burning task.
"David, what are you doing, buddy?" asked teacher Laura Bell....
| Sep 20, 2013
Dear Amy: My wife recently told me she was disgusted with her weight and how she looks. She wasn't skinny when we married nine years ago, but she was not even close to fat.
Over the last several years she has gained weight, and I've tried to encourage...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:00 AM
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.
Here are some tips to help families adopt healthy habits, provided by the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA:
*Play Every Day/Go Outside: Kids should have at least an hour a day of...
| Aug 22, 2013
Before Michelle Obama planted a garden at the White House and dropped a hip-hop album about healthy eating ... before Clarence Otis pledged to reduce sodium at Olive Garden and Red Lobster ... and before Beyonce made an exercise video for kids......
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:44 AM
I recently produced this Mommy Minute segment about 'Lil Foodies' in New Canaan, a weekend workshop that encourages kids to love farm fresh food and eat better meals.
According to a press release, the well-known chef who came up with this concept, Brian...
| Jul 4, 2012
Foodies tend to move like flocks of birds, swarming a chic eatery, and then — swoop — off to the next. One of their newer perches in Los Angeles is in a part of town that hasn't had much of the food spotlight. Post & Beam opened on New Year'...
| Feb 26, 2011
Jamie Oliver presses a "happy cow" veggie burger on me with the fervor of a believer handing out religious pamphlets. He asks me whether I love it, but his smile is pure certainty that I will -- and even love him for making it. He's stepped out from the...