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TikTok Challenges and Junk Food Consumption

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / October 3, 2022

Are TikTok challenges leading people to eat more junk food? Brands selling ultraprocessed foods have found new employees—TikTok users.

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Food on Social Media

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / June 13, 2022

A study found that food on social media highlighted eating or drinking nutritionally suspect foods and beverages.

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Social Media Influence on Alcohol Consumption

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / September 7, 2021

Another strike against social media influence: Researchers found that time spent on social media increases alcohol consumption in youth.

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August 2021 Question of the Month: Do Social Media Recipes Help Us Eat Better?

By ... / August 9, 2021

Do you use social media for recipe ideas? How can social media recipes do a better job at encouraging healthier eating habits?

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California Fitness Alliance

California Fit Pros: Take Action Today to Get Facilities Open Statewide

By ... / March 1, 2021

Please get involved in the 350 Day Social Media Campaign to urge elected leaders to open fitness facilities in California with proper COVID-19 protocols.

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Social media influencers and health

Do Fitness Influencers Motivate Exercise Enthusiasts?

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / January 11, 2021

While social media influencers are known to affect purchasing decisions, it’s unclear whether they can positively influence health and fitness behaviors.

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Social media strategy

January 2021 Question of the Month: Social Media Strategies?

By ... / January 11, 2021

Are you, or is your facility, using any specific social media strategy to motivate existing members, to attract new followers, or to achieve other goals?

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Health News: Fact or Fiction?

By Amanda Vogel, MA / June 12, 2017

A flood of faulty health news information online has surged in the past few years, experts say. Fitness pros are hardly immune.

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