first_img For more information on developing healthy eating and exercise habits from University of Georgia Extension visit www.fcs.uga.edu/newfacs/fdn/wellnessfirst/ . It’s hard for adults to keep New Year’s resolutions to get in better shape after the holidays. It can be more complicated to help a child learn better nutrition and exercise habits. Childhood obesity is a major issue facing thousands of Georgia children. But research shows that the earlier a family makes changes to promote a healthy lifestyle, the more successful children will be in adulthood. Making healthy lifestyle changes can be a family affair when adults and children adopt healthy habits that can improve their health and their quality of life. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends the following behaviors to promote healthy weights for American children. Most of these tips could can be adopted by adults as well. Make it a top priority to eat fruits and vegetables. Vegetables and fruits are low in energy density and high in nutritional value. Get a customized food plan for each member of your family at www.choosemyplate.gov/myplate/index.aspx Limit sweet drinks. The average child consumes 400 calories per day from beverages. And they do not eat fewer calories at the next meal to compensate for these liquid calories. Have water available at all times at home and school. The AAP specifically does not recommend energy drinks for children and teens and suggests only student athletes, who exercise hard for over an hour, drink sports drinks during and immediately after their workouts. Limit television, computer and phone time. For children less than 2 years of age, there should be NO screen time at all. After that age, less than 2 hours per day is best. This includes computer time, TV watching and phone use. Keep TVs and computers out of your child or teen’s bedroom. Eat breakfast daily. Breakfast raises metabolism and improves school performance. It also curbs overeating later in the day. Limit eating out, especially at fast food restaurants. This will help with portion control and fat, sodium and calorie intake. Eat together as a family as much as possible. Typically meals made at home and served to the family are higher in nutritional value than meals eaten alone or out. There are also psychological benefits. Limit portions sizes. Allow younger children to serve themselves. Often they will take less than an adult would put on their plates. Do not put serving dishes on the table so seconds are not automatic. Use smaller plates, bowls and cups. Consume foods rich in calcium. Low fat or reduced fat dairy foods tend to promote a feeling of satiety. Also other calcium-rich food like soy milk, breakfast cereals fortified with calcium and greens are good for kids. Promote moderate to vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes per day. Include both structured activity like sports, dance class or martial arts and unstructured play like jump rope, tag, skating, swimming or just walking or biking to school. Limit calorie-dense foods and select foods that are balanced in carbohydrates, protein and fat. Eat and offer more vegetables and fruits, whole grains, lean meat, poultry and fish, and low fat or non-fat dairy foods. Limit calorie-dense foods like candy, pizza, fried foods, desserts and salty, high fat snacks. Do not gain too much weight during pregnancy and breast feed your baby. Pregnant women who gain too much weight increase the risk that their offspring will become overweight. Also the AAP encourages exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of a baby’s life and continued breastfeeding after solid food is introduced. last_img read more

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO has spoken with Dele Alli over the star’s coronavirus controversy.The Tottenham boss also revealed his club are planning a pre-season trip to Asia, but want “guarantees” before agreeing to travel.3 Jose Mourinho has revealed that he has spoken to Dele Alli over his coronavirus controversyThe FA have asked Dele, 23, for his observations after he put a video on Snapchat in which he joked about the outbreak and appeared to mock an Asian man.He later deleted the post and then released a new video on Chinese social media platform Weibo to apologise.Mourinho said at his Press conference today: “Yes, of course I spoke with him about that. But for me it was quite an easy conversation because he was sorry about, let’s say, the mistake but it was never his intention to hurt, offend.“He immediately regretted it, recognised it was a young guy mistake, a young generation mistake. And he apologised. So my conversation was easy.“It was not a contradiction of ideas with me unhappy and him not understanding why. It was so simple.“He regrets it, and that’s the best feeling he can show and to have the humility to apologise is remarkable because sometimes young people make mistakes and do not realise.“This conversation was so easy.”He immediately regretted it, recognised it was a young guy mistake. And he apologised. So my conversation was easyJose Mourinho on Dele AlliThe coronavirus outbreak has led to more than 900 deaths in China, with over 40,000 cases reported worldwide.The UK government has described the virus as a “serious and imminent threat” to public health.Tottenham went on a pre-season trip to Singapore and China last summer.Mourinho revealed: “I can say our solidarity is with anyone fearing this situation in China and all over the world. Solidarity with people already with coronavirus, especially the people who died and their families who are suffering.3Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic“Our connection with the Asian fans is obvious, so we care about it.“Are we thinking about going to Asia in the pre-season? Yes, we are – but we need guarantees of safety for our people.“Although we are not thinking about this at the moment. We’re thinking about the people affected.”3England footballer Dele Alli apologises after appearing to mock deadly coronavirus in airport Snapchat videolast_img read more

first_imgWhen leads dry up or the truth is murky, LAPD detectives end up here, on the fourth floor of downtown’s Parker Center, headquarters of the Polygraph Unit. In these tattered 10-by-10-foot rooms, lies were exposed that cracked a Manson murder case and opened a trail to a stolen $3.5million Stradivarius cello. Interrogators have pinned down child abusers and caught felons in their own fibs. In the end, few people can really lie. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“The pen is mightier than the sword. That is the case here,” said William Bergner, a veteran polygraph interviewer among 12 investigators in the unit. The modern day lie-detector machine, with its distinctive zigzag lines measuring heart rate, breathing and sweat, resembles little more than a computer hooked up to a blood-pressure gauge and a few wires. But for detectives, even the threat of the test can quickly alter the focus of a case. Vic Pietrantoni, a 23-year Los Angeles police homicide detective, said he has seen plenty of cooperative suspects clam up and ask for a lawyer, while others have been cleared. It was Harish Kumar’s willingness to take a polygraph in May 2002 after police found his wife, two children and mother brutally strangled and burned in their Hollywood Hills home that helped Pietrantoni and his partner quickly clear Kumar from the list of suspects. “You can talk to five or six detectives, and they will give you different perspectives,” he said. “Regardless of your feeling of a polygraph, sometimes it’s just the mention of the poly as a tool that can be used to ascertain truthfulness.” Many of the polygraph examiners are former officers injured on the job. Others are former private investigators. But all say their primary responsibility is to those on the hot seat and, ultimately, the truth. “We all get into police work to put bad guys and bullies away,” Bergner said. “Here we get to ask the questions that will never get answered (otherwise).” The catch is that the exams aren’t admissible in court, so they still spark debate about their reliability and accuracy. “It’s got a whole cultural mystique, the idea of the machine that gets inside our brain,” said Jennifer Mnookin, professor of law at the UCLA School of Law. “I believe it’s fallible. It’s better than random, but it’s certainly not foolproof.” Typically, the questioning in criminal exams lasts less than 15 minutes. Much more time is spent explaining to a suspect just what is going to be asked so there are no surprises. On a recent morning, examiner and former school police Officer Michael Hurley sat down with a homicide suspect, explaining the process for more than 30 minutes. The young man wore baggy jeans and a blue shirt. Homicide detectives watched on a satellite television in the other room as the suspect sat alone, at first fidgeting while Hurley probed the detectives for details on the case. It’s Hurley, not detectives, who determines what questions are asked. There are never more than about eight, and each one is measured in 25-second increments. They are all “yes” or “no” inquiries. When Hurley returns to the interview room, he reads each of the questions he is going to ask before the test actually begins. The testers point out that unlike police interrogators, they are not taking an accusatory tone or trying to get suspects to slip up using trick questions. Their goal is to get the truth. When it comes down to test time, the young man stares straight ahead to a gray carpeted wall. Suspects aren’t allowed to look at their examiner. The room is so quiet, you can feel your heart beat. The questions are asked three times, so any patterns or unusual responses are easily identifiable. When the test is done, Hurley concludes the man is telling the truth. He runs it by Bergner, who agrees. “He just said that he wants to return to his wife and kid,” Hurley said. On most days, the unit spends only a fraction of its time cornering would-be criminals, instead focusing on police recruits. Before 2001, the Polygraph Unit was made up of four examiners, and only officers seeking posts in sensitive units such as narcotics were tested. But now everyone goes through the test. Now, about 20 LAPD applicants go through the unit a day. And with the department trying to grow its force to 10,000, that means the unit is open all day and night, six days a week. “There is a saying,” Bergner says. “What is, is. Trust your charts.” [email protected] 818-713-3741160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more