I've started a "Group" and will ramp up activity there soon. We're looking for youth leaders to participate in evaluating YAAO and www.werefedup.com. Join that group if you're interested. We'll have online chats, and meet in person too.
Added by Michael A. Harnar on March 31, 2009 at 10:02pm —
Mich. baseball park to offer 4,800-calorie burgers
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Well, at least the salsa is low-cal. The West Michigan Whitecaps, a minor league baseball team, will be offering up major league cholesterol, carbohydrates and calories in an enormous hamburger being added to the menu this year at the Fifth Third Ballpark.
The 4-pound, $20… Continue
Added by Sharlene on March 30, 2009 at 1:00pm —
I just read a comparision of South Los Angeles and West Los Angeles. Did you know that there is less of all the good things we need and more of the things we do not need. I am fed up!! Click here
to find the full analysis.
Compared to West LA, South LA has......…
Added by Ruben Brambila on March 30, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Tips for Eating At a Restaurant
Most restaurant portions are way larger than the average serving of food at home. Ask for half portions, share an entrée with a friend, or take half of your dish home.
Here are some other restaurant survival tips:
Ask for sauces and salad dressings on the side and use them sparingly.
Use salsa and mustard instead of mayonnaise or oil.
Ask for olive or canola oil instead of butter, margarine, or… Continue
Added by Sharlene on March 30, 2009 at 12:17pm —
Although I work all day on a project which helps to promote healthy eating and physical activity, it’s really hard to find time in the day to actually do it! When I get home, I have some delicious cooked food waiting for me. Even though it always tastes great, I know it is not always the best for me. After finishing dinner, I have tons of homework to do and after that, its nighttime and I am really really tired. By the time I get to rest, it's close to bedtime. Can someone help me?!… Continue
Added by Ruben Brambila on March 30, 2009 at 11:00am —
its hard b/c thy dont ween thmselves off the "addictive" foods. most ppl diet alone and feel out of place w/ frnds and/or family. its always best 2 tak it slow and diet w/ othrs if u need and/or want any encouragement. dont feel left out
Added by Naturally on March 30, 2009 at 6:30am —
Check out this video
that explains portion control on your plate!
Added by Britannimarie on March 25, 2009 at 12:44pm —
Make a Burger Healthy
Burger King Whopper
40 g fat (11 g saturated fat, 1.5 g trans fasts)
1020 mg sodium
A hamburger smothered in the wrong sauce can instantly sabotage your meal—and your weight-loss goals. At 160 calories a schmear, BK's mayo is the worst in the fast food world. Replace it with barbecue sauce to instantly save 17 grams of fat. Ketchup and mustard are also better picks than mayo and secret sauces—no matter how "special"… Continue
Added by Sharlene on March 25, 2009 at 11:54am —
In media that matters fest .org you can find short films about many things. They have a whole section on good food and stories behind big industries . Sadly the videos can't be put on our web...they don't have embedded codes.
Added by caro! on March 24, 2009 at 6:28pm —
Check out this site
. You can search foods and their nutritional content and even track what you are eating. It's cool because it gives you a summary of how much fat, cards, proteins...etc. you are getting each day.
Added by Sharlene on March 23, 2009 at 3:28pm —
The NY Times March 21, 2009
Fresh Food for Urban Deserts
Michelle Obama’s recent pitch for fresh vegetables and her avowed interest in community gardens have given new life to those who are trying to replace cheap, fast foods with healthier fare. She… Continue
Added by Sharlene on March 23, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Student obesity linked to proximity to fast-food outlets
Low-cost, high-calorie eateries near schools increase the odds, researchers say.
By Jerry Hirsch
March 23, 2009
Barely 300 feet separate Fullerton Union High School from a McDonald's restaurant on Chapman Avenue. Researchers say that's boosting the odds… Continue
Added by Sharlene on March 23, 2009 at 2:30pm —
On Saturday March 14, with funding from TAS' ROE after school program, students took a field trip to the McGrath Family Organic Farm. Our students learned a whole lot about farming, cooking, and the need to have more organic food offered to our communities.
Please review the video here!
Added by Ruben Brambila on March 20, 2009 at 6:00pm —
I added a poll to my page - "Which celebrity would you like to represent the We're Fed Up campaign?" Vote today! Voting ends next Wednesday March 25th.
Added by Rob on March 20, 2009 at 9:44am —
Attention taco and burrito lovers everywhere!!!
CNN just did a report on what appears to be a better, tastier alternative to traditional corn and flour tortillas. They're called Nopaltillas
and they're made with powder from the "nopal" (the prickly pear cactus that typically grows in Mexico).
Known in Spanish as "tortillas de nopal," Nopaltillas
have a distinctly green color and they boast lower calories per tortilla… Continue
Added by Javier on March 19, 2009 at 10:30am —
Nurturing South L.A., one market at a time
Students are working with a California Endowment program to provide wholesome food in needy areas.
By Mary MacVean
March 16, 2009
Britanni Marie Dighero stood in an aisle of the Coronado Meat Market and Bakery in South Los Angeles, reading the ingredient list on a package of her favorite fudge cookies into a video… Continue
Added by Sharlene on March 16, 2009 at 10:09pm —
okay, I just finished watching a video. It's called mcdonalds 4 year old cheeseburger
. This video grossed me out so much that I don't think that i will EVERRRRR be able to eat another cheeseburger again...
the video is about this lady that has been saving a mcdonalds cheeseburger and fries for FOUR
years!! and it still looks edible. When we watch things like this it makes us wonder why america is the most obese country.
to watch the video… Continue
Added by soosiejay. on March 16, 2009 at 9:33pm —
Did you know that the highest percentage of restaurants that are fast-foods are in South Los Angeles? Before blaming anyone for not eating healthy, maybe more resturants that are NOT unhealthy fast-foods should be opended. Less fast foods and more exercise can lead to less obesity (1). It's time for companies to start doing their part as well.
(1) Fast-food ad ban could cut… Continue
Added by Ruben Brambila on March 16, 2009 at 1:21pm —
Okay....I am not going to try and convince anyone here. All I want to know is....
WHICH FOOTBALL AND TRACK FIELD WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY IN??
I want your votes!!!!
Picture 1= Wilson Field. Manual Arts HS (South LA)
Picture 2 = Arcadia HS Recreation Park (San Gabriel Valley)…
Added by Ruben Brambila on March 16, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Here's a way you can workout with out having to pay for an expensive gym membership or even having to leave your house. There are many websites that offer free workout videos, all that is needed is patience along with dedication. Excercisetv
has a lot of videos to choose from. Ranging from toning your body and learning how to reduce your stress level to learning some new dance moves(because we can all use a… Continue
Added by soosiejay. on March 15, 2009 at 8:30pm —