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American Kids Need More Whole Grains, Veggies, Seafood, Report Says

American children's diets fall considerably short of meeting national dietary recommendations, according to a new government report. Full story

Choose the best diet book for you

   The race to slim down this summer is heating up. With an overwhelming number of experts offering advice, TODAY nutrition editor Madelyn Fernstrom talks about how to know which diet will work for you.

Apps aim to help people get fit and stay fit

TORONTO (Reuters) - There's no shortage of health and fitness apps monitoring everything from sleep patterns to calories and caffeine consumption. Full story

Smart Woman: Project EAT: Breaking the Teen Dieting Craze

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Ivanhoe Newswire) - Between 41% and 66% of all teenage girls in the US have attempted to lose weight at some point, but a new study shows teens who diet actually gain more weight over time. So what can parents do to help break Full story

Healthier swaps to sugar-filled coffee drinks

   Arthur Bovino from The Daily Meal shows Kathie Lee and Hoda how you can make healthier choices when picking up your cup of morning joe, such as choosing an iced skinny mocha instead of a caramel Frappuccino at Starbucks and iced latte instead of a caramel coffee coolatta from Dunkin’ Donuts.

Police: Ohio woman cites diet pills in sex abuse

An Ohio woman blamed diet supplements after police accused her of filming herself sexually abusing her young daughter and emailing the videos to others, police records showed Monday. Full story

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  Do trendy ‘cleanses’ help or harm the body?

From expensive bottles of juice to homemade concoctions, the “cleansing” trend, which claims to rid the body of toxins, has become a multibillion-dollar industry. NBC’s Mara Schiavocampo reports and talks to TODAY contributor Dr. Roshini Raj about safety issues the trend raises.

  New IRS embarrassment: employee credit abuse

After the IRS found itself at the center of scandal for targeting conservative groups and spending $50 million on fancy conferences, the latest report from the inspector general reveals that IRS employees have used agency credit cards to buy expensive wine, pornography, romance novels and diet pills

  Study: 2 meals a day could help you lose weight

A new study suggests that swapping six small meals a day for two could help you lose weight. TODAY diet and nutrition editor Madelyn Fernstrom explains what this might mean for our meals.

  Opera singer gains confidence, loses 167 lbs.

The newest member of the Joy Fit Club is 21-year-old Ted Pickell, a vocal performance major at the University of the Pacific, who used to justify his weight by his height, but finally found a diet he could stick to.

  Kernen Keeps in Shape

Yes, even TV personalities need to stay fit. Joe Kernan explains how he's managed to shed a lot of pounds and the secret behind his new diet.

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