Controversy Over Childhood Obesity Ads in Georgia

Controversy Over Childhood Obesity Ads in Georgia

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit healthcare organization, has published a website and ads depicting obese children and their struggles. The goal is to empower Georgians to reverse their childhood obesity trends by providing tools and support for families and … Continue reading

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Childhood Obesity: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Childhood Obesity: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

One ray of sunshine in the usually gloomy childhood obesity news – In New York City there has been a slight decrease in childhood obesity rates in the last 5 years. The 5.5% decrease is in stark contrast to many … Continue reading

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Childhood Obesity: Why Focusing on Exercise is NOT the Answer

Childhood Obesity: Why Focusing on Exercise is NOT the Answer

Yesterday in Washington DC, First Lady Michelle Obama gave an inspirational talk to almost 1000 stakeholders in the future of America’s Health. At the first ever meeting of the Partnership for a Healthier America, Obama shared some of her early … Continue reading

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Will the Partnership for a Healthier America Mark the Turning Point for Childhood Obesity?

Will the Partnership for a Healthier America Mark the Turning Point for Childhood Obesity?

We’re in Washington DC for the inaugural Partnership for a Healthier America Summit (PHA). The Partnership is a shoot-off of the First Lady’s Let’ Move campaign and is attempting to achieve what no other group has done so far – eradicate childhood obesity. … Continue reading

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Child Obesity is Child Abuse?

Child Obesity is Child Abuse?

This is a guest blog post by Jill Castle MS, RD, LDN Child abuse is a combination of words that gets your attention. Lately, the term “child abuse” has been linked with the child obesity epidemic. Broaching the issue in … Continue reading

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Food Supplements and Childhood Obesity

Food Supplements and Childhood Obesity

This is a guest post by pediatrician and childhood obesity expert Robert A. Pretlow.   There actually are products, similar to baby formula, for children who have outgrown babyhood.  And not just hospitalized kids on nasogastric tube feedings, or third-world … Continue reading

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Why The Junk Food Industry Will Survive The First Lady’s Anti-Obesity Campaign

Why The Junk Food Industry Will Survive The First Lady’s Anti-Obesity Campaign

In February, to much fanfare and public applaud, First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let’s Move, a campaign designed to eradicate childhood obesity within one generation. Despite her best efforts, and the wonderful team she has put together, we were skeptical, … Continue reading

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Today Michelle Obama Launches “Let’s Move” Childhood Obesity Eradication Campaign

Today Michelle Obama Launches “Let’s Move” Childhood Obesity Eradication Campaign

Today, First Lady Michelle Obama will formally announce a campaign to end childhood obesity. In one generation. This lofty goal is very much in need, as over one third of American children are overweight or obese. Mrs. Obama wants the … Continue reading

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Why Michelle Obama’s Initiative to Reduce Childhood Obesity Will Fail

Why Michelle Obama’s Initiative to Reduce Childhood Obesity Will Fail

First Lady Michelle Obama has a legacy she wants to leave behind: drastically reducing childhood obesity. Yesterday at a Mayors Conference in Washington DC,  she announced a new initiative in this spirit, to be formally announced in February. After presenting … Continue reading

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Just Great. Obesity Rates Still Rising in the US. [rant + personal advice]

Just Great. Obesity Rates Still Rising in the US. [rant + personal advice]

Obesity rates increased in half the US states in the past year. They did not decrease in any state. This despite the growing awareness of the public, healthcare professionals, and government officials. In an annual report by the Robert Wood … Continue reading

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