Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Let's Move! & Serving Size

Today, Michelle Obama launched the Let's Move! campaign to tackle childhood obesity. The goal of the program is: "to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation." We are right there with you to tackle this challenge!

Speaking of obesity.....

William Neuman of the New York Times takes on our antiquated and hard to interpret food labels in terms of serving sizes. Its a great video and shows what a serving size should be according to the label. Now, the FDA is considering changing the standard serving sizes and encouraging manufacturers to list calorie counts on the front of packages.

It is truly mind boggling to try and interpret portion sizes and nutrition information on today's foods. Most of us under-estimate the amount of food we eat. Healthy living begins with our diet and if we cannot adequately determine the nutritional value of what we are consuming, it becomes impossible.

This also ties into the recent study that showed calorie counts are frequently less than what they actually are. If we are going to make any progress in the fight against obesity, we need to have the correct information from the outset.

Enjoy the video....


2 comments:

Aditya said...

thanks for sharing this video! something the general public never really thinks about!

Laura said...

I love this video.. tried to share it but for some reason shareit isn't working. Keep spreading the word..