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Reducing Childhood Obesity for Youth From Under-Resourced Communities

One in three children in the United States are overweight or obese, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Obesity affects quality of life and makes people at risk for many health issues throughout their lives. Show More Summary

Will Mandating 'Healthy Happy Meals' Solve Childhood Obesity?

A New York City legislator wants to pass a law requiring that McDonald's Happy Meals and other fast food for kids meet certain nutritional guidelines. One study questions how far that will go towards combating childhood obesity.

Who's Responsible for the Childhood Obesity Crisis?

Back in 2001, writing in the Los Angeles Times, Brian Doherty ridiculed former surgeon general David Satcher's "fat war." He called on taxpayer-funded agencies to think twice about spending Americans' money to lecture us on what he considered a matter of private health. Show More Summary

Jared Fogle's Childhood Obesity Charity Is a Sham

Ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle's recent guilty plea to child pornography charges has called attention to the foundation he began to combat childhood obesity and the questionable ways that the charity has been spending money. Between 2008 and 2013 the Jared Foundation raised $650,000, according to CNN... Read More > Other Links From Jared Fogle

Jared Fogle’s Foundation To Fight Childhood Obesity Exposed As A Massive Scam

Former spokesman for Subway Jared Fogle was recently investigated and arrested on charges of child pornography and soliciting sex with a minor. But new details about the secret life of Jared Fogle show that things are even worse than they seem. Show More Summary

Jared Fogle's Charity Reportedly Never Gave Out Any Grants

Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle's charity was billed as a multi-million dollar effort to combat childhood obesity when it was launched in 2008, but it never gave out a single grant. The Jared Foundation gave most of the money it did...Show More Summary

UGH! Jared Fogle's Charity Reportedly Never Issued Any Grants To 'Eliminate Childhood Obesity'

Well, this maybe is or isn't so surprising depending on how you look at it! It seems it wasn't just Jared Fogle's computer, phones, and records that were getting looked at closely before being charged with soliciting sexual acts from at least 14 minors. According to new reports, it's been discovered that his charity, The Jared Foundation, [...]

Meatless Monday: Reclaiming the Kitchen

We're not getting fatter. That's the good news. Considering adult obesity rates have doubled and childhood obesity tripled in the past generation, the CDC's evidence we've started to stabilize deserves a victory lap. No doubt we need the exercise. Exercise does't seem to be what's slowed the obesity epidemic, though. Show More Summary

Michelle Obama Visits Jimmy Kimmel — To Tell You To 'Eat Your Effin' Vegetables'?? Watch Here!

Michelle Obama has been fighting childhood obesity over the past five years with her Let's Move! campaign, which is helping to get kids more physically active! On Thursday, the First Lady appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to launch her new initiative: FNV! [ Video: Kelly Clarkson Sings Crazy Tinder Profiles On Jimmy Kimmel! ] In the clip, FLOTUS [...]

Hotel Trysts, Dirty Texts, Big Bucks: Jared Fogle’s Secret Sexual Relationship With Underage Prostitute Exposed

For the past five years, Jared Fogle has seemed like the ultimate family man: husband to wife Katie, father to two young children, and founder of a childhood obesity awareness… READ ON

Embargoed AJPH Research: Mass. Childhood Obesity, Law Enforcement Homicide Risk, Commercial Cyclists

In this month's release, find new embargoed research about childhood obesity and overweight prevalence in Massachusetts, gun ownership rates and law enforcement homicide risk; and injury risk for commercial bicyclists.

What caused the childhood obesity epidemic?

This post was originally published in 2013.  Earlier this week the Global Energy Balance Network made news, and in doing so claimed that there is “virtually no compelling evidence that [fast food and sugary drinks], in fact, is the cause” … Continue reading »         

Sugary Drink Trick Helps Fight Obesity and Diabetes

We all reach for sugary drinks from time to time. Some more than others. But who can blame us? They are discretionary calories that just taste so darn good. But soda sizes have constantly been on the rise and the rate of childhood obesity and diabetes has followed right along. Show More Summary

Financial Distress in Greece Said to Be Fuelling Childhood Obesity

The financial distress being experienced by ordinary Greeks as a result of the country's economic crisis has led to extremely high rates of obesity, particularly among children, and despite the warnings, Greece's government is helpless...Show More Summary

Standing desks at schools: The solution to the childhood obesity epidemic?

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Being told to "sit still" in the classroom may soon be a thing of the past.Schools in a growing number of jurisdictions are experimenting with the once-faddish, now commonplace  tool of the modern office dweller: the standing desk.Read full article >>

Evaluating the Causes of Weight Gain in Young Children

With childhood obesity becoming a major public health issue, it’s important to understand why some children gain weight faster than others. Eating habits seem to have far more to say than physical activity, research from the Norwegian...Show More Summary

How Do We Get More Kids Outside?

Childhood participation is down, obesity is up, kids can't even walk home alone from school. What to do?

The Sextile: The Lazy Susan Of Astrology

I admit it: I was a fat kid. Like, really fat. Anyone who's been in that position themselves can tell you that childhood obesity is a lot more complex than most people realize. It's usually far more than just "too much of the wrong food" or "not enough exercise" or something. Show More Summary

Grandparents' affection piling on the pounds in Chinese children

Affection from grandparents towards their grandchildren may play a major role in contributing to the childhood obesity pandemic in China, new research reveals. Chinese children who are mainly cared for by their grandparents are moreShow More Summary

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