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Clinical Dietitian Offers Weight Loss Tips For Children

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  • Don't diet -- learn to eat better. Eat more veggies and fruits, fewer starches and processed foods.
  • Eat smaller portions.
  • It's easier for kids to change their eating habits if the whole family changes how it eats.
  • Don't snack between meals.
  • Eating sweets or other favorite foods once a day is fine as long as you eat them with meals, not as snacks.
  • Don't make different meals for different family members to accommodate picky eaters. Make one family meal and let children choose what to eat and what not eat.
  • One can of soda contains about 10 packets of sugar. One 20-ounce bottle of soda contains about 18 packets of sugar.
  • Juice typically has as much sugar as soda.
  • Eat your fruit, don't drink it as juice.
  • Don't treat a holiday as a "holimonth." Eat what you'd like on holidays like Thanksgiving, but don't continue eating that way the day after and the day after that.
  • A healthy amount of weight loss for teens is 1 to 2 pounds per week.
  • A healthy amount of weight loss for younger children is 1 to 2 pounds per month.
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Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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For Greece's Farmers, Growing Pressure To Be More Competitive

Greece grows plenty of good agricultural products, but has trouble competing internationally. Many in Greece say it's time for the farm sector to modernize.
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Obama's Trip to Africa & Foreign Aid

By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America's relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But now all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.

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Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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