VegNews Daily

Vegetable Consumption Increases Among Adolescents

The childhood obesity epidemic may be taking a promising turn as research indicates that adolescent may be eating more veggies.

New findings published in the journal Pediatrics earlier this week showed that teenagers are consuming more vegetables and engaging in other healthful behaviors, such as exercising. According to The New York Times, the study’s data was obtained through surveying thousands of adolescents once every four years, from 2001 to 2010. “In some ways you can interpret what we found positively by saying we’re beginning to bend the curve,” said one of the study authors. “Hopefully we’ll start seeing a downward trend in obesity.” The experts also noted that even though the research is promising, a great deal of progress still needs to be made to end the obesity epidemic that has been on the rise for nearly the last 30 years.

 Comments

All-star Vegan Cruise to Sail This Fall to the Caribbean

Vegan chefs and personalities host the first-ever Vegan Vacation at Sea.
Read More »

New York Named Most Vegan-Friendly City in America

According to PETA, there is no place better for meat-free dining.
Read More »

Annual DC VegFest To Take Place This Saturday

Hosted by Compassion Over Killing, DC’s vegetarian festival to draw 15,000 attendees.
Read More »

Mercy For Animals Celebrates 15 Years of Advocacy

The animal-advocacy group toasts 15 years of activism with a star-studded event in Los Angeles.
Read More »

McDonald's Australia to Phase Out Battery Cage Eggs

The fast-food chain announces landmark decision this week to only source cage-free eggs.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »