The Weekly Skinny: All the healthy news you need (10-16-09)

Would smaller cans of pop help you to control your soft drink calories? Coca-Cola is banking on it. FatFighterTV has a look at this story and other diet and fitness headlines making news this week.

Day cares make changes to fight childhood obesity

With more emphasis on stopping childhood obesity, some day cares are making changes in their menus. This article shows how a day care center in Delaware is serving grilled chicken instead of hot dogs, strawberries instead of cookies, and water and low-fat milk instead of fruit juice. The goal is to teach kids early that being active and eating healthy can be the norm and that junk food should be a rare treat.

Coco-Cola to sell 90-calorie cans of pop
Earlier this month, Coke announced it was going to display larger calorie information on its products. Now, it says it will sell 90-calorie mini cans of its soft drinks to help people manage their calories. The smaller pops will come in the Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta Orange, Cherry Coca-Cola and Barq's Root Beer brands and will be sold in packages of eight. The new cans will launch in New York and Washington D.C. in December and are expected to hit stores nationwide early next year.

Personally, I don't drink soft drinks, but I'm glad to see this option for people who do. What do you think of the smaller cans?

100-year-old woman breaks world record in shot put
100-year-old Ruth Frith just broke the world record in shot put at the World Masters Games in Sydney, Australia. Frith trains five days a week and regularly lifts 77-pound weights. Wow! Go Ruth!
Also see: What does the world's oldest man eat?

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