All I Want for Christmas is for McDonald’s to Leave My Kids Alone!

All I Want for Christmas is for McDonald’s to Leave My Kids Alone!

Being a good parent is hard. Teaching your kids wrong from right, protecting them from harm, and encouraging their curiosity are all part of a mother’s and father’s daily routine. Creating healthy food habits is also a major component of … 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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Obesity Medical Bills Cost an Extra $1,400 per Person per Year

Obesity Medical Bills Cost an Extra $1,400 per Person per Year

Worrying numbers from a government conference in Washington DC this week: Obese Americans — those who are 30 or more pounds over a healthy weight — cost the country an estimated $147 billion in weight-related medical bills in 2008, double … 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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