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Childhood Obesity: Dietary Influences

Copyright (c) 2007 Gurion Blattman

Unhealthy dietary influences are a great factor in the growth of childhood obesity. Portion sizes of food and soft drinks served at fast food restaurants are somewhat at fault for this epidemic. Portion sizes have greatly expanded; McDonald’s French fries were originally sold in two-ounce portions. Today’s “super size” fries are nearly seven ounces. Eight ounces was the original size of a vending machine Coke; this has expanded to twenty ounces (Mrdjenovic, Gordana, “Nutritional and energetic consequences of sweetened drink consuming in 6

Gurion Blattman is a lifelong athlete and fitness expert with over 20 years experience in the health and fitness industry. A graduate of Northeastern University, he is a Certified Professional Trainer by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Based in Darien, Connecticut,he has trained and coached men, women and children of all ages as well as professional athletes.

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