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New beverage recommendations for kids say avoid all drinks with sugar — and all plant-based milks

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Health experts from four of the nation’s most prominent health organizations have created a new set of beverage recommendations for children under the age of 5 that basically recommends breast milk and infant formula for infants under the age of 1 and water and cows’ milk for older children. The experts strongly caution against drinks with added sugar,...

Two journals publish paper promoting energy balance as best solution to obesity epidemic

This map of the country is from 2012 and maps states by percentage of population considered “obese” based on body mass index. Kentucky is in the highest category with 30-34.9 percent having a BMI of 30 or more. The largest category of states (orange) has 25-29.9 percent with a BMI of 30 or more. The most fit states (yellow) have 20-24.9 percent with a BMI of 30 or more. Thus, no state...