diet http://michiganradio.org en Study: The better a child can ID a fast food logo the more likely they are overweight http://michiganradio.org/post/study-better-child-can-id-fast-food-logo-more-likely-they-are-overweight <p><a href="http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2014/kids-who-know-unhealthy-food-logos-more-likely-to-be-overweight-1/">A new report </a>links a young child’s knowledge of fast food and snack food logos with their being overweight.</p><p></p><p>A research team asked three- to five-year-olds if they could identify various advertising logos.</p><p></p><p>It turns out the young children who could easily ID things like “golden arches,” "silly rabbits,” and “a king’s crown,” were more likely to have higher body mass indexes.</p><p></p> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:43:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 18190 at http://michiganradio.org Study: The better a child can ID a fast food logo the more likely they are overweight Saccharin removed from EPA's bad list http://michiganradio.org/post/saccharin-removed-epas-bad-list <p>I always thought twice before adding those little pink packets to my iced tea because a little voice in my head was telling me they were bad. No proof, just something I had heard somewhere.</p><p>As it turns out, saccharin WAS on <a href="http://www.epa.gov/waste/hazard/wastetypes/wasteid/saccharin/index.htm">EPA's hazardous constituent list</a>. It's been on the list since 1980. The substance was put on the list because the EPA's Carcinogen Assessment Group listed it as a "potential human carcinogen."</p><p>Today the EPA announced the sweetening substance is being taken off that list.</p> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 19:37:23 +0000 Mark Brush 587 at http://michiganradio.org Saccharin removed from EPA's bad list