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Diets and Dieting

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  • Rawlings-Blake victorious in United Way healthy cooking contest

    Rawlings-Blake victorious in United Way healthy cooking contest
    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz hosted a set of powerful peers for a healthy cooking competition at the Hunt Valley Wegmans Wednesday, but home field advantage wasn't enough to top his counterpart from Baltimore City. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-...
  • United Way launches Healthy Food Week campaign

    United Way launches Healthy Food Week campaign
    In its first 15 months, the United Way of Central Maryland's Access to Healthy Food Initiative distributed more than 3.4 million pounds of groceries to low-income individuals and families, the organization said. But because spring and summer are slow...
  • Healthy cooking demo inspires students to change their diets

    Students at the University of Maryland, College Park learned how to make healthy quesadillas, baked tortilla chips and fruit smoothies during a healthy cooking demonstration April 13. The demonstration was organized by No Kid Hungry UMD, an initiative...
  • United Way distributes 2.8 million pounds of food

    United Way distributes 2.8 million pounds of food
    The United Way of Central Maryland's Access to Healthy Food Initiative distributed more than 2.8 million pounds of groceries — enough to fill 56 tractor trailers — to low-income individuals and families, the organization announced Tuesday....
  • Baltimore restaurants participate in US VegWeek

    Baltimore restaurants participate in US VegWeek
    It's National VegWeek. Organized by the Washington-based nonprofit advocacy group Compassion Over Killing, and now in its fifth year, National VegWeek encourages participants to explore vegetarian dining for one week. A few Baltimore restaurants are...
  • Opposing gay marriage: It's not about hate

    Opposing gay marriage: It's not about hate
    Like many people I know, I am planning on voting against Question 6 this November, the amendment to Maryland law that would fundamentally change the definition of marriage in our state. I am planning on doing so because I believe marriage is a special...
  • Harford County obesity task force releases final report

    With Harford County's obesity rate jumping by 130 percent during the last decade, the Obesity Task Force released its final report Tuesday on how it plans to battle the bulge in the coming years. Two-thirds of the county's population (63.5 percent) is...
  • Group urges pregnant women to maintain good dental care

    Group urges pregnant women to maintain good dental care
    With so many things to think about, expectant mothers sometimes neglect their teeth, but this can have implications for their unborn babies. In response, the advocacy group Maryland Dental Action Coalition is educating women about proper oral hygiene...
  • hCG diet leaves some hungry for less

    hCG diet leaves some hungry for less
    When Lynn Patterson resolved to lose weight early this year, she took a hormone normally associated with pregnancy, not dieting. The 53-year-old Catonsville nurse went on the hCG diet, named for human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone that is produced...
  • Alternative autism treatments can be appealing to desperate parents

    Alternative autism treatments can be appealing to desperate parents
    After her daughter Jodie was diagnosed with autism, Alison Singer went online, searching desperately for anything that looked like it might help her little girl. She tried gluten-free and casein-free diets and supplements. She sprinkled something...
  • Seven ways you may be sabotaging your diet

    Seven ways you may be sabotaging your diet
    Whether you're counting calories, tallying points, cutting carbohydrates or sweating it out at the gym, dieting is a tough road to navigate. What's even worse is when you sabatoge your own efforts by making some classic diet-busting mistakes you might not...
  • New rules could all but suspend starches from public schools

    New rules could all but suspend starches from public schools
    When spuds were all greasers, they deserved to get kicked out of school. Deep-fat french fries and oily tater tots got the heave-ho from most cafeterias, as schools in Maryland and across the country tried to improve child nutrition. Potatoes that...