Fewer Kids at Risk for Deficient Vitamin D: SmartyPants Comments

Fewer Kids at Risk for Deficient Vitamin D: SmartyPants Comments

A recent study found that fewer kids are vitamin D deficient than previously thought. In fact, the researchers found that only 10% – as opposed to the 2009 estimate of 70% – of kids had inadequate levels of vitamin D. Whereas we once thought 38.5 million children had low levels of D, only 5.5 million […]

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Sugar: A Better Reward Than Artificial Sweeteners?

Sugar: A Better Reward Than Artificial Sweeteners?

The war between sugar and artificial sweeteners rages on, and the last battle didn’t go well for artificial sweeteners.  A recent study by a team of researchers at The Yale University School of Medicine and published in The Journal of Physiology has found that when given the choice of either real sugar or an artificial […]

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School Meals:  Nutrition May No Longer Be a Choice

School Meals: Nutrition May No Longer Be a Choice

Both parents and kids face a slew of choices when it comes to all things back to school. Pencils or pens.  Lunch box or paper bags.  Easy classes or challenging ones…But they may no longer have to choose when it comes to nutrition and school meals.   That’s right. As a result of the Healthy Hungry Free […]

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Half of the World’s Food is Wasted

Half of the World’s Food is Wasted

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers recently released a report stating that a staggering 30-50% of food in the world just ends up being tossed in the dumps instead of feeding hungry mouths. Thirty percent of the UK’s produce is left to rot because the vegetables don’t look blue-ribbon worthy. Per capita food waste in the United […]

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Diabetes Spending Spree: Costs Up 41% Since 2007

Diabetes Spending Spree: Costs Up 41% Since 2007

Perhaps the most meaningful health slogan for the next decade is:  “Don’t get beat by diabetes.” With fast food item sizes more than tripling since the 1950s, our bodies have taken the brunt of the excess everything–the calories, the fat, the sodium and the chemicals that infuse these health robbers. That’s right–the average weight of […]

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Sugar: Health’s Bane, or Today’s Scapegoat?

Sugar: Health’s Bane, or Today’s Scapegoat?

  “Sugar is indeed toxic”. Or so says journalist Mark Bittman in his New York Times editorial last week.  In it, Mr. Bittman interprets for the reader the results of a study recently published in the journal PloS One titled “The Relationship of Sugar to Population-Level Diabetes Prevalence“.  “It isn’t simply overeating that can make […]

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SmartyPants Vitamins Adds a Tasty Boost of Nutrition to The Integrative Healthcare Symposium

SmartyPants Vitamins Adds a Tasty Boost of Nutrition to The Integrative Healthcare Symposium

  SmartyPants is bringing its great-tasting, all-in-one gummy multivitamins with essential Omega 3s and Vitamin D to one of America’s most prestigious forums for professionals in integrative medicine, Feb. 27 to March 2, 2013, at the Hilton New York. “We are delighted to offer a delicious taste of California’s sparkling, good nutrition in the only […]

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Healthy Living Reduces Early Death by 50% in Women

Healthy Living Reduces Early Death by 50% in Women

If you’re like most people, living the ultimate healthy life is pie in the sky thinking – something for which to strive, but seemingly an impossible feat. You get your exercise regime hammered out, and you’re suddenly on your fourth cigarette. You finally get back to yoga, and your third night of take out sneaks […]

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Nutrition and Exercise: Losing Weight and the Web

Nutrition and Exercise: Losing Weight and the Web

As windows darken with dinner time, and as we don jackets to temper the chill, it’s tempting to munch comfort foods, conceal that “winter padding” under bulky sweaters and coats, and rationalize that we’ll take care of it come spring.  But fitness experts remind us that weight loss is not only about how we look, […]

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