Practically everyone has a sweet tooth or likes eating at least one sort of sweets. But as enticing and delectable as they are, sweets pose a serious threat to our health. Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) has set new dietary guidelines for people around the world. The new guidelines advise both adults and children to cut back on their sugar intake for their health.
In the United States, September is celebrated as the National Childhood Obesity Month by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Recently, the agency launched a program that challenged schools in the country to have healthier meals. The project is called Healthier US School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms (HUSSC: SL).
It's a usual sight in school - students looking like turtles lugging their huge, heavy backpacks. Their backs slightly slouched or bent, and the backpack's straps stretched, showing the weight of its contents. It may look cute or silly but how serious of a threat is it to someone's physical health? Therapists and researchers are looking into it.