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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Food For Thought- Ignoring Calories?

Pretty interesting from The Consumerist.

You Ignore Calorie Info For Yourself, But Not Your Kids

Parents apparently don't do a great job choosing lower-calorie options for themselves when faced with calorie information on menu boards -- but they do make low cal choices for their kids, says a new study.
From Reuters:

On average, parents whose menus did not list calories chose a meal of about 670 calories, while those who did have that information chose a meal of 570 calories. "One hundred calories may seem like a small amount, but over time it could make a significant difference," said Dr. Pooja Tandon, a pediatrician at the University of Washington, who led the study. For example, she said, an extra 100 calories per day in adults can lead to 10 extra pounds in a year.
Do you do this? Why?

At this point, I do. Every once and awhile I'll get something sinful and dreadful (like chicken nuggets and fries for example) but I would never feed that to Baby A.

Okay, never say never. But she has not had fried food yet, and I do not intend to start at this point. :)

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