Sunday, November 18, 2007

Which is better?

Take our quiz to test your knowledge and learn to make smart food choices
The key to maintaining a healthy body weight is eating lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, while limiting sugar and fat. But we're confronted with so many food choices every day. How are we to guess which ones are the most nutrient-rich or lightest in calories?
While most of the items could fit into a healthy diet, nutrition expert Elisa Zied, R.D., compares some everyday foods and snacks and suggests which ones can best help you stick to a well-balanced -- and leaner -- diet. Interested in testing your skills:

Parents face jail for not vaccinating their kids

In an article on today November 18 2007,
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - Scores of grumbling parents facing a threat of jail lined up at a courthouse Saturday to either prove that their school-age kids already had their required vaccinations or see that the youngsters submitted to the needle.
The get-tough policy in the Washington suburbs of Prince George’s County was one of the strongest efforts made by any U.S. school system to ensure its youngsters receive their required immunizations.
Two months into the school year, school officials realized that more than 2,000 students in the county still didn’t have the vaccinations they were supposed to have before attending class.