Great news! Michelle Obama is leading the way on updating the Nutrition Facts Labels on foods so that kids and parents can more easily figure out if a food product is healthful. See the proposed changes here. We’re all on board for these changes- especially making the calorie counts a larger print size and having […]
Written by Barbara Storper, Founder & Director As many of us head into a three-day long winter weekend, I wanted to offer some tips and encouragement for keeping active through winter’s “I-can’t-possibly-make-it-to-the gym-days.” And take it from me, who has been “hibernating” for weeks, we can do this! Try to be active everywhere- while you’re […]
Written by Rachel Achmad, Program Outreach Coordinator Everyone’s excited about vacation, but the change in routine can be hard on families. Stir in some shaken-up sleep schedules, add a generous dose of holiday sweets, and you have a recipe for UN-happy holidays. So…for our holiday gift to you, FoodPlay offers Five Healthy Activities families can […]
The staff at FoodPlay Productions is excited to wish everyone a healthy, hearty, happy Thanksgiving this year. In celebration, we thought we’d share some Thanksgiving Day musings from healthy tips to what we’re thankful for. Our founder and director, Barbara Storper, is thankful for all of our supporters and colleagues who work so hard to […]
The marketing of junk food to children is pervasive. The food and beverage industry spends billions of dollars each year marketing directly to children, ensuring they see an average of 10 food-related adds every day, 98% of which are for products high in fat, sugar, or sodium. One way advertisers sell unhealthy food products to […]
Barbara attended the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) last month. She had a great time meeting old friends and new, and she took lots of photos! Check out Barbara’s photo gallery on our Facebook page!