This is fascinating….according to a new study by researchers at Vanderbilt University, obese children’s brains function differently than children at average weight, which suggests a need to change brain function. “In a paper published in the journal Heliyon, the researchers suggest that mindfulness, a practice used as a therapeutic technique to focus awareness, should be studied as a way to encourage healthy eating and weight loss in children.” Read the full article here. This image is part of my Sugar Series. This piece was influenced by the latest in neuroimagery. PET highlights both the habit-forming and the reward control regions of an obese subject. According to the actual PET scan, obese people have a depressed reward center and an active habit forming area.