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The Healthy Family Meals Newsletter, Issue #136 A New Twist on Preventing Child Obesity
October 27, 2010


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Kindy's Musings....

A New Focus on Preventing Child Obesity

As we work to prevent childhood obesity, some interesting information demonstrates that we may have to start earlier.

This brings me back to my main interest as a registered dietitian to explore how to prevent child obesity and disordered eating in the younger generation....with the new fall season and a new year looming ahead, you will begin to see a renewed focus of this newsletter on articles, products, and recipes with the thread of preventing overweight families and children.

Enjoy the remaining fall leaves and take your children for a crisp fall walk this week!



Read the latest nutrition news on whole food nutrition for your family with the link below:

Weight Problems May Begin in the Womb


QUICK BLACK BEAN CHILI

If you don't know what to have for dinner tonight ...

A rich, hearty and flavorful soup in less than 30 minutes--that WH Food's delicious and nutrient rich Quick Black Bean Chili.

Ingredients:

Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes

* 1 medium onion, choppped

* 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed

* 1 15 oz can black beans

* 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes

* 1 TBS chili powder

* 1/2 cup cilantro

Directions:

1. Chop onions and mince or press garlic and let sit for at least 5 minutes to enhance their health-promoting properties.

2. Place all ingredients-except cilantro-in a pot, cover, and let simmer for about 20 minutes.

3. Top with cilantro and serve.

Serves 2

Source: www.whfoods.org



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