Brain Overload

Holy frick, guys, this weekend.  It was not the weekend that I was hoping for.  What I needed was to cram for today’s exam (<– the exam so hard my teacher warned us all that we should probably quit our jobs!).  But after a week of little-to-no sleep and several major assignments, I also needed to catch my breath.  In the end, I caught up on relaxation and sleep and hoped for the best.

Today’s exam was not “the best,” but I’m hoping that I didn’t score so poorly that I can’t make it up over the rest of the semester.  Fingers crossed.

I won’t be blogging next weekend either, since I’ll be in Philly for a professional conference.  Eeeeee!  But the rest of the week I’ll be posting on a normal schedule.  Monday through Thursday, here I come.

In the meantime, here are some nutrition-related articles I though y’all might enjoy –

Study shows that physical activity programs are not getting kids moving:  http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012/09/27/physical-activity-programs-fail-to-get-children-moving-study-says/57849062/1

Five things to know about pediatric supplements:  http://www.stonehearthnewsletters.com/5-things-to-know-about-supplements-and-children/pediatric-health/

Is it possible to improve self-control with practice?:  http://psychcentral.com/news/2012/09/27/decision-to-make-healthy-food-choice-hinges-on-brain-competition/45211.html

Are celebrity health endorsements a good thing?  (I say no!):  http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-celebrity-health-endorsements-20120925,0,2744476.story

Gluten-free diets are not for weight loss:  http://lubbockonline.com/health/2012-09-26/local-health-experts-gluten-free-diet-treats-medical-conditions-not-weight-loss

Tips for discussing weight with children:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-checkup/post/tips-for-talking-weight-with-kids/2012/09/24/6db37136-069d-11e2-9eea-333857f6a7bd_blog.html

The bacon shortage is unavoidable:  http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-pork-bacon-shortage-20120924,0,5901787.story

Teenagers who cut back on sugary drinks slow weight gain:  http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012/09/21/heavy-teens-who-cut-out-sugary-drinks-slowed-weight-gain/57821198/1

HFCS is misunderstood:  http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Science/Cardiologist-High-fructose-corn-syrup-is-one-of-the-most-misunderstood-food-ingredients

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