Is obesity caused by workplace eating or fast foods?

The rising incidence of obesity and related chronic diseases in all sectors of society is now of concern to everyone. Earlier this year, the Ministry of Health declared that closer attention would be paid to the offerings at restaurants, especially fast-food. The perception is that because of the proliferation of fast food outlets in the island, this is to blame for the poor eating habits of our people and the obesity problem. Are fast foods, however, the sole culprits? Continue reading

About Snacking

Q. I would like to give my children healthier snacks.  Now they tend to get things like potato chips, banana chips, the round buns, the trail mix with dried fruit and nuts.  I also try to insist on a fruit.  But I read that snacking can cause them to put on weight.  Am I giving them too much food?  Should I try to wean them off the snacking and just have their regular meals?  Wouldn't want them to grow obese.  Help please. Continue reading