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Childhood Diet Habits Set in Infancy, Studies Suggest.

We found the following article and thought it was relevant to our Shane Weight Loss Camps. It appeared in the New York Times on September 2nd in print on page A13.

Efforts to improve what children eat should begin before they even learn to walk, a series of nutritional studies published on Tuesday has found. Taken together, the data indicate that infant feeding patterns persist far longer than has been appreciated.

“Our early taste preferences, particularly for fruits and vegetables, and on the flip side for sugary beverages, are lasting,” said Dr. Elsie M. Taveras, chief of the division of general pediatrics at MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston, who was not involved in the new research.

“These studies are suggesting that in terms of diet quality, the die might be cast in the first year,” she added.

The package of 11 studies was published in the journal Pediatrics and was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration, among others. Investigators tracked the diets of roughly 1,500 6-year-olds, comparing their eating patterns to […]

By |September 5th, 2014|

New Technology on the rise to help fight Obesity

A recent article in the BBC is just the beginning in the race for technology to aid in the health and well being of the human race.  The fear of obesity and being overweight is something that we all take seriously especially when it comes to our youth.  It is not always a choice, as we have seen at weight loss camps. However, there are always new ways to aid in the fight against obesity.  There is now a range of hi-tech sensors that can measure food intake and activity in order to assess obesity risks.  The European Union is going to fund a new project called Splendid, it aims to persuade youngsters to adopt healthier year round lifestyles and be more aware of their eating and exercise habits.

Obesity causes an estimated 2.8 million deaths among adults around the world every year. “The idea is that we try to investigate ways to prevent obesity and eating disorders,” said Prof Anastasios Delopoulos, the project co-coordinator who works for the department of electrical and computer engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. This system will be tested on approximately 200 secondary school students in Sweden […]

By |December 12th, 2013|

BATTLING CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Camp Shane is a proud partner and member of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF), an organization flipping the Ides of March into a moment of excitement for tens of thousands of schools nationwide this month. We’ve helped support their efforts to battle childhood obesity and you can too! Now until March 15th simply enter your favorite local elementary school into their “Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes.” Two schools will win $30,000 plus a new playground.

5 Tips for a Healthy, Happy New Year by HWCF

Camp Shane is Happy to post the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’s February Update 5 Tips for a Healthy, Happy New Year Beginning a new year with a long list of resolutions can be a good exercise in trying to capture everything about your life you want to improve. However, tackling more than 3-5 goals at a time can be daunting. A short list of positive, actionable goals will show results in the short term, boosting your confidence for a longer lasting impact throughout 2013.

By |February 11th, 2013|

MAINTAIN YOUR WEIGHT DURING THE HOLIDAY’S AND WIN A PLAYGROUND FOR YOUR SCHOOL

Camp Shane in conjunction with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation wants you to enjoy the holiday goodies while maintaining your weight goals. The holiday season brings plenty of parties, family gatherings, and delicious food.  For some, events like these bring anxiety about weight.  The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, of which we are a member, emphasizes the importance of “energy balance” – balancing the calories you take in through food with those you burn through exercise.  Try and set a goal this month to maintain this kind of balance.  After dessert, take a walk around the neighborhood with your kids, or go ice skating or sledding.  Winter activities provide great opportunities for exercise!

Along with food and festivities, December is also a great time to start thinking about the year ahead – what you’d like to change, how you can contribute to your community, and new goals to set for the months to come.  In terms of energy balance goals, maybe you want to run a 5K or try a new recipe once a week.  Through HWCF’s Together Counts ™ campaign, you can find a variety of tools that can help […]

By |December 4th, 2012|
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