Beyonce: New Video To Fight Childhood Obesity - Huffington Post

Published: April 29, 2011

ABC News Beyonce: New Video To Fight Childhood Obesity Huffington Post … one of several celebs, including Ellen DeGeneres and Scarlett Johansson, who are lending their star power to draw attention to Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign, the goal of which is to solve the problem of obesity in the US within a generation. Beyonce Joins Michelle Obama's Initiative To Fight Childhood ObesityABC News Beyonce Helps Out Michelle Obama's “Let's Move!” InitiativeSocialite Life Beyonce releases…

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Government to ask for limit to unhealthy food marketing

Published: April 28, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) " Commercials promoting sugary breakfast cereals could be put on a strict diet under government guidelines urging food companies to limit marketing of unhealthy products to children.

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Fighting Childhood Obesity Through "5-2-1-0 a Day"

Published: April 28, 2011

Jamie Oliver’s “Food Revolution” and the First Lady’s Let’s Move are noble initiatives drawing attention to childhood obesity, but their results can be hard to quantify. So the CDC has launched much lower-profile childhood obesity research projects in 39 communities to measure the effects of another anti-obesity public health campaign. One of them, called Let’s Go, is based in Portland, Maine …

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Extreme Obesity Linked to Dangerous Behaviors in Teens

Published: April 27, 2011

Title: Extreme Obesity Linked to Dangerous Behaviors in Teens Category: Health News Created: 4/26/2011 1:55:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 4/27/2011

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CDC: Kids Lack Access to Healthy Food Choices

Published: April 26, 2011

Limited access to healthy foods in most U.S. states may be making it more difficult to instill healthy eating habits in children and may be fueling the childhood obesity epidemic.

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Notes and quotes from the Louisiana regular legislative session - The Republic

Published: April 25, 2011

Notes and quotes from the Louisiana regular legislative session The Republic For a fourth year, a Shreveport lawmaker has completed a 226-mile walk from his hometown to Baton Rouge to raise awareness of child obesity and autism. Rep. Patrick Williams, D-Shreveport, arrived at the state Capitol on Monday, with a group of … and more »

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Overweight Parents Want Physical Education for Kids, Poll Finds

Published: April 25, 2011

The University of Michigan C-S Children’s Hospital released results of a poll taken recently. The poll asked whether kids especially ages 6 to 11 got enough exercise and if not, why. Parents, particularly overweight parents, want schools to provide more physical education.

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Most Young Kids Don’t Get Enough Exercise

Published: April 15, 2011

About three out of four children ages 5 to 10 get less than one hour of physical activity daily, according to a new survey.

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Summer 2011 PRC Health Promotion Practicum Opportunities

Education & Training Projects

Published: April 15, 2011

PRC Health Promotion Practicum For summer 2011, the Prevention Research Center at Tulane University will offer two paid competitive practicum internships that provide students with real-life experience in the field of health promotion working with selected partners of the Center. The practicum program is limited to Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine students. Preference is given to graduate-level students who have not yet completed a practicum, but practica have been awarded to exceptional…

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Kraft Helps Plant Urban Farms in 'Food Deserts'

Published: April 14, 2011

Kraft expands the home farming initiative of its Triscuit brand by bringing community farming projects to urban neighborhoods where limited access to fresh produce have created virtual “food deserts.”

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Obesity Damages Our Brains as Well as Our Bodies

Published: April 14, 2011

Obesity is not only bad for our bodies, but being overweight appears also to diminish our brain’s ability to think, remember and reason, Science News reported

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Another Reason to Eat Your Leafy Greens

Published: April 13, 2011

A new study suggests that women who consume more vitamin D could greatly reduce their chances of age-related macular degeneration (loss of vision) as they age. Researchers found that risk was lowest when patients consumed Vitamin D each day through foods such as cold water fish, leafy greens, and dairy. Read more about this recent study or click here to get a list of foods rich in vitamin D.

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YMCA Survey Finds U.S. Parents Not Making Kids' Health Top Priority

Published: April 13, 2011

As parents face financial hurdles to keep kids active, YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day™ makes physical activity easy, accessible for the entire family

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N.O. Mayor Declares Shift in Health Care Services to Community Clinics

Published: April 12, 2011

  New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has declared that over 6,000 low income patients currently receiving primary care services at city operated health clinics will be transferred to private providers operating at three community-based health centers. The transition comes as part of the Mayor’s master plan to cut budget spending, while improving patient access to quality, affordable health services. The private nonprofit providers including Daughters of Charity, Excelth, Inc., and St. Thomas Community Health Center…

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Obesity In Childhood Leads To Poor Posture And Back Pain

Published: April 06, 2011

Being overweight as a child and adolescent can lead to poor postures linked to back pain, according to new research by Curtin University’s School of Physiotherapy, the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute and the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. The research team compared the Body Mass Index (BMI, a common benchmark for obesity), of 1,373 children from the long-term Raine …

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Louisiana Needs to Implement Calorie Count on Menus Now

Published: April 05, 2011

COMMENTARY | My first impression of Leesville, La., when my husband and I arrived here from Hawaii was that everybody who I had talked to about the area was right — there really was nothing here, except for what feels like the thousands of fast food restaurants that line the main streets of the town.

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New state health commissioner lobbies against obesity

Published: April 05, 2011

KINGSTON " Obesity in New York State is reaching epidemic proportions with nearly two-thirds of adults and one-third of children being obese or overweight, said New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah Monday while visiting Ulster County in recognition of National Public Health Week.

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Obesity Costs Take Toll On Bank Accounts

Published: April 05, 2011

According to a study by George Washington University’s School of Public Health and Health Services, the annual costs of being obese are $4,879 for a woman and $2,646 for a man.

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New Orleans residents 3 times as likely to have a heart attack than before Hurricane Katrina

Published: April 04, 2011

Chronic stress, not being able to return home and a poorly functioning health system likely contribute to this situation, said the researchers.

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FDA proposes calorie counts on menus in chain restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops

Published: April 01, 2011

WASHINGTON " Like it or not, many restaurant diners will soon know more about what they are eating under new menu labeling requirements proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.

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