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Why Does The NSW Government Hate Vegemite?

In a bid to fight childhood obesity, the NSW Department Of Education has issued a blacklist of food it wants to see banned or heavily restricted from school canteens. While the majority of snacks mentioned in the report won't raise any...Show More Summary

Save Scotland’s young – ban the school run | Kevin McKenna

Children should be encouraged to walk to school to help us tackle the childhood obesity problem It was surely only a matter of time – that being a commodity Doctor Who possesses in abundance – before he would get to encounter space zombies on his intergalactic travels. Show More Summary

Obesity and Poor Vitamin D Levels Tied to Risk of Childhood MS in Study

A study of nearly 600 children with multiple sclerosis reported that genes linked to low vitamin D levels and obesity contribute to the risk of developing MS in childhood. While the two are also risk factors for adult-onset MS, obesity and low vitamin D have a larger risk impact on children than adults. Show More Summary

Michelle Obama Comes Forward – Makes Blood-Boiling Announcement

Michelle Obama made combating childhood obesity her mission, and used public school lunches as a weapon in her battle. But unfortunately, her “improved” school lunch program was a massive failure,

'What is wrong with you?': Michelle Obama savages Trump for gutting her legacy

2 weeks agoNews : The Cutline

One of the former first lady’s signature legacies was an effort to reduce childhood obesity. Earlier this month, Donald Trump’s administration froze regulations that would cut sodium and increase whole grains served in school meals.

Michelle Obama expertly blasts Trump without even mentioning his name

Former first lady Michelle Obama was back on stage doing what she's known to do: talking about childhood obesity and making Americans healthier. But this talk had some bite to it. SEE ALSO: Trump shows his ‘tremendous respect for women’...Show More Summary

Michelle Obama Throws Tantrum Over Failed “Let’s Move” Campaign

Former First Lady Michelle Obama went on the offensive against so-called “partisan” critics of her 2010 “Let’s Move!” campaign that attempted to end childhood obesity but only resulted in unpopular regulations on school lunch programs. During a Friday speech at … More » The post Michelle Obama Throws Tantrum Over Failed “Let’s Move” Campaign appeared first on EveryJoe.

Michelle Obama Goes UNHINGED! Rips Critics Of Her “Let’s Move” Campaign!

Michelle Obama’s entire thing while her husband was President was tackling childhood obesity. While it’s noble cause, let’s just say her efforts were less than effective. In fact, I’m pretty

Sugar tax must apply to sweets as well as drinks, say campaigners

Action on Sugar urges ministers to extend sugar levy to confectionary makers to tackle childhood obesity and diabetes The sugar tax should be extended to cover sweets, not just soft drinks, according to public health campaigners. The...Show More Summary

Garden-Enhanced Intervention Improved BMI and Nutrition Knowledge of California Students

The factors that affect rates of childhood obesity are complex. For example, parent feeding practices have been shown to be influential, but that influence has also been shown to change with age. Factors such as access to fruits and vegetables and the availability of safe space for physical exercise have also been associated with a risk for obesity. Show More Summary

Garden-enhanced intervention improved BMI and nutrition knowledge of California students

(Elsevier Health Sciences) The factors that affect rates of childhood obesity are complex. Because schools can act as a focal point for engaging students, families, educators, administrators, and community members, researchers implemented...Show More Summary

UK must get tough on childhood obesity, says top doctors

Obesity Health Alliance issues 10-point action plan in hope of influencing party manifestos for general election Britain must take much tougher action to tackle childhood obesity, including banning sponsorship of sports events by manufacturers of unhealthy food and drinks, leading doctors will warn. Show More Summary

More evidence ties childhood obesity to type 2 diabetes in kids

3 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - Rates of type 2 diabetes among children in the UK have been rising, and tracking along with increased obesity and severe obesity, researchers say.

New data reveals Canberra has Australia’s lowest rates of childhood obesity

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT has the lowest childhood obesity rates in Australia according to new health data released yesterday. Only 4.6 per cent of ACT children between the ages of two and 17 are classified as obese compared to a national average of 7.5 percent according to the latest Health Tracker by Area data. In adulthood, the […]

Donald Trump administration to relax school meal rules tackling childhood obesity

3 weeks agoNews : The Lookout

Donald Trump’s administration is set to relax rules on the nutritional standards of school meals, dismantling legislation Michelle Obama fought hard to introduce during her time as First Lady. The National School Lunch Programme, which...Show More Summary

The Trump Administration Is Withdrawing Obama-Era School Lunch Guidance Designed to Fight Childhood Obesity

Chocolate milk, sodium-rich foods like pizza, and white bread—all contraband in public school-provided lunches since 2012—will soon be welcomed back onto lunch trays in cafeterias near you. As the Trump administration seeks to undo as much of its predecessor’s work as possible, the next item in its crosshairs has emerged: healthy school lunches for children.

BOOM! Michelle Obama Just Got a DEVASTATING BLOW!

Michelle Obama made fighting childhood obesity her mission as First Lady. One of her most controversial efforts was to overhaul the school lunch program, and it was a huge disaster.

Childhood Obesity Quadruples Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Children with obesity face four times the risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to children with a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range, according to a study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Chelsea Clinton responds to SNL cast member’s joke

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Chelsea Clinton was honored at a the ‘Variety’ Power of Women Luncheon in New York City Friday for her work with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which works to fight childhood obesity. Following a joke made by ‘Saturday Night Live’ star Vanessa Bayer at the expense of Clinton’s mother,...

Can household routines and self-regulation in early childhood prevent later obesity?

(Springer) Toddlers who go to bed at regular times, and are better able to control and regulate their own emotions, are less likely to develop into obese pre-teens. This is according to a study led by Sarah Anderson of The Ohio State University College of Public Health, in Springer Nature's International Journal of Obesity.

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