Pinellas County in Florida is offering children two options for free summer meals on weekdays: either breakfast and lunch or breakfast and a snack. Another pilot program provides prepackaged meals for students to take home for the weekend.
Adding more fiber to a diet can be as easy as choosing whole grains for breakfast, either in a cereal or with quinoa, oatmeal or whole-wheat toast, registered dietitian Keri Glassman says. During lunch and dinner, eat the skins on potatoes, use hummus instead of mayonnaise and substitute avocado for cheese, she says.
Yoga isn't a big calorie burner, but research shows it has a positive effect on mental health and plays a role in successful weight loss, certified fitness instructor Jennifer Van Pelt writes. She writes that the physical exertion from yoga poses and the mental benefits the exercise provides -- including body awareness and relaxation -- can aid in weight-loss goals and weight maintenance.
The Milk Processor Education Program has dropped its "milk mustache" in an advertising campaign targeting chocolate milk as an after-workout beverage for adults. However, New York University nutrition professor Marion Nestle says she would never recommend choosing a sweetened beverage because people "shouldn't drink their calories."
ABC Family has snapped up the rights to Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" for broadcast in 2012, although the network apparently has not decided whether it will be telecast in 3-D. The movie earned $116.3 million domestically at the box office in its opening weekend.