diet http://www.kplu.org en Weight loss for a big prize - is it a gimmick? http://www.kplu.org/post/weight-loss-big-prize-it-gimmick <p>If you&rsquo;ve ever thought about losing weight, it helps to have a prize, as 1,400 people in Pierce County can tell you. They&rsquo;re in a contest that ends this week &ndash; similar to TV&rsquo;s Biggest Loser reality show &ndash; with <a href="http://www.piercecountymatchup.com/">winners getting a $10,000 prize</a>.</p><p>It may seem like a gimmick. But scientists say it has a solid foundation.</p><p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 00:45:13 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 5222 at http://www.kplu.org Weight loss for a big prize - is it a gimmick? Healthy food costs is barrier to a better diet among poor http://www.kplu.org/post/healthy-food-costs-barrier-better-diet-among-poor <p>Eating a nutritious diet appears to mean spending a bit more on your groceries. That means poor people face an extra challenge trying to eat well, according to a new study of about 1,100 King County residents.</p><p> Thu, 04 Aug 2011 15:12:06 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 2246 at http://www.kplu.org Healthy food costs is barrier to a better diet among poor