Do you serve your food from the kitchen counter or straight from the dinner table? When it comes to eating less, it may be all about location. FatFighterTV has a look at this story and other diet and fitness headlines making news this week.
Where you serve your food can help you to eat less
Location, location, location. When it comes to eating less, a new study finds where you serve your food makes a difference. Researchers say people who serve themselves at the kitchen counter instead of at the table eat 20 percent fewer calories, probably because they don't refill their plate as often. Out of sight, out of mouth?
Want kids to eat their fruit? Make it flashy
First, we heard that kids like to keep things simple when it comes to vegetables. Now, Dutch researchers say, to get kids to eat more fruit, you might want to make it flashy. The report shows four to seven year-olds ate almost twice as much fruit if it was presented in a visually appealing way versus a more run-of-the-mill manner. Do you get creative with your fruit display?
Mississippi has most obese kids; Oregon the least
Mississippi's reputation as a leader in obesity continues. A new report shows in 2007, 45 percent of 10- to 17-year-olds in the southern state were overweight and 22 percent were obese. That's up from 37 percent and 18 percent, respectively, in 2003. Meanwhile, Oregon had the fewest obese kids, at 10 percent. It's also the only state to show big declines in childhood obesity and overweight between 2003 and 2007.
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