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The Crush It Report: Volume 22

In this week’s Crush It Report, we’d like to encourage you to watch a very interesting video.  Even you hard-core nutrition experts will find valuable nuggets of knowledge within! In this video you will discover… i) The top 4 ways to reverse obesity. (They are SUPER simple) ii) The emergence of ______________ about 30 years ago is the biggest cause of obesity today. iii)
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Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Coming To LA!

The Food Revolution In an interview with SlashFood, Jaime Oliver talks about bringing his Food Revolution to Los Angeles….whether they want him or not. He has already been denied access by L.A. School Officials, but is determined to make Los Angeles his next destination for his hit TV show.  When asked about the rebuttal by school officials Oliver replied, “If I really want to
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The Child Nutrition Act Explained

Child Nutrition In The United States America is the richest country in the world, so why is hunger such a huge problem?  Poverty is the number one cause of hunger and with nearly 40 million Americans living below the poverty line, it’s no wonder so many of our neighbors are going without.  Over 14% of Americans are “food insecure” and adults are not the
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New And Improved Baby Carrots Hitting Vending Machines Soon!

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These are not your mother’s baby carrots…. Bolthouse Farms has partnered with “A Bunch of Carrot Farmers” (50 actually) to boost sales of their already popular baby carrots.  The partners have laid down an initial investment of $25 million to change to the image of baby carrots. For their new marketing campaign, the carrot farmers have tapped ideas from their junk food rivals that
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Eating Healthy is Easier and More Affordable Than Ever!

Remember that old excuse we used to have about eating poorly? You know, the one where we claim it’s “too expensive” to buy the healthy stuff? Well, that excuse is going out the window because the price of healthy snacks & beverages are finally starting to compete with their junk food counterparts. This means it should be easier for us to make smarter snacking
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Holy SALT, Batman! How Sodium Relates to Healthy Eating

Don’t you love those corny Batman & Robin lines? Me too…..NOT. I made you admit it, though! Hah! Ok, obviously I shouldn’t write these blogs so late. Because when I do I tend to make bad jokes and revert to my 8th grade sense of humor instead of the normal everyday 10th grade sense of humor that I operate on.  Anyway, today I want
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Let’s Move! How the First Lady Promotes Healthy Eating and Living.

The language used on the Let’s Move website is strong, and I like that: “First Lady Michelle Obama introduces the Let’s Move campaign to combat the epidemic of childhood obesity. It’s not just saying “Let’s take a decent stab at the problem, then retire for an afternoon of crumpets and tea.” It’s saying “LET’S KICK DOWN SOME DOORS AND SCREAM HEALTHY EATING TIPS IN
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A Trip to the Vending Machine = Walking the Plank?

“Bill rubbed his eyes from the glow of his monitor.  It was 3:00 p.m. on a Monday and he was TIRED.  Slammed with meetings, reports, and an endless barrage of emails, Bill had barely had time for lunch (a quick trip through the McDonald’s Drive-Thru).  He stood up, stretched, and stepped into the hallway to walk down to the vending machines for some much-needed
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The Dark Truth About the Lack of Healthy Food in Schools

Last night I watched Food, Inc.  Ever seen it? It will BLOW YOUR MIND.  It raises serious concerns about the environmental and health impacts of the fast food industry.  It will inspire you to figure out how to get healthy food into schools. Most people, especially in cities, have no clue about where their food is actually coming from.  Do you ever stop and
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The New Era of Mean, Green, Vending Machines!

Some things never change: Donald Trump’s hair, the Cubs’ chances of making it to the World Series, and until now: vending machines.  When I think of vending machines I think of brown boxes with coils dispensing chips, cookies, and candy.  Apparently I’m living in the past, because the once stagnant industry of vending is being revamped for the 21st century.  Heavily influenced by global
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