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By It Girl Public Relations
Celebrity nutritionist and health expert Robert Ferguson discusses "The Epidemic of Childhood Obesity"
By Anytime Fitness San Juan Capistrano
Anytime Fitness hosts a plaza wide event for the National Family Health and Fitness Day. The event will include a day filled with free fitness classes, a whole food scavenger hunt for kid and a free course on reading food labels.
By Strategic Book Group
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and author Vanessa Pasiadis has been recognized for her book "Don’t Call Me Cookie," which calls attention to this affliction that affects so many children’s lives.
By Kidz-IDz
While genetics and hormones can contribute to being overweight, poor diet and lack of exercise are the leading contributors of childhood obesity.
By Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers
Childhood Obesity has published a special issue dedicated to the role that schools can and should play in providing and encouraging healthy nutrition and good eating habits to help stem the tide of the obesity epidemic in children and adolescents.
NAAFA’s annual fund raising convention in Millbrae, CA brought together civil rights and body positive organizations who are working to change the world’s perception of body diversity.
By PositiveMotion LLC dba Stand2Learn
“STAND2LEARN™ is a leader in providing innovative stand-biased desks and educational solutions,” states Westbrook, “I am excited to be a part of the business and look forward to helping with student learning and well being.”
By Diane Kress, RD CDE
60% of the US population (including children and elders) are suffering the ramifications of overweight, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease. The cause of this epidemics is being kept quiet, the solution is being kept secret.
By UC Berkeley Center for Family and Community Health
Research studies find that children exposed before birth to high levels of magnetic fields from common household appliances are at increased risk of becoming overweight or obese and developing asthma.
By CD Publications
Organizations seeking funding for obesity prevention can expect support from federal sources, but should also pay attention to private opportunities, say grants analysts Ray Sweeney and Frank Klimko.
By Fit 4 Life Youth Foundation
Oscar McBride Helps to Fight Against Childhood Obesity While Teaching Integrity and Character Former Notre Dame and NFL football player Oscar McBride reaches out to today's youth through his Fit4Life programs
By CarpeVITA Healthy Living Foundation
This Healthy Lifestyle Fair will be chuck full of interactive activities, games and samplings to get children and families involved as they try out new healthy lifestyle choices.
By Let Water Be Water LLC
The viral campaign will be spread across digital platforms and the brand's social media networks and will also include a photo contest where kids/teens can submit a photo stating how they "Blame It On The SUG-AAH!" with the chance to win cash prizes.
By Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers
Currently more than 10% of preschoolers in the U.S. are obese and effective strategies that target pregnancy, infancy, and toddlers are urgently needed to stop the progression of the childhood obesity epidemic.
By Tom McLaughlin
Childhood obesity is a crisis of epic proportions. Obesity is caused by too much food intake, not enough exercise or a combination of the two. Now, one company has found a simple solution that is nearly impossible for kids and young adults to resist
By GrassROOTS Community Foundation
The “Power Forward” charity concert sponsored by the GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF) and the WNBA's New York Liberty has been postponed until further notice.
By Healthy Fare For Kids
After much success in Chicago's 43rd Ward, Healthy Fare for Kids program encourages restaurants across Chicagoland to offer at least one healthy meal for children
By Erin Steed
Texas American Society of Landscape Architects to Bring Together Top Outdoor Space Designers, Sustainability Experts to Grapevine
A study by the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the University of Minnesota has indicated that a parent's weight change is a key to the success of a child's weight loss in family-based treatment of childhood obesity.
By U.S. Soccer Foundation
On March 7, the U.S. Soccer Foundation awarded 13 Social Innovation Fund Sub-Grants, totaling $3.6 million over 2 years, to support the expansion of Soccer for Success, the Foundation’s program that uses soccer to combat childhood obesity.
By Market Arts Creative
Jan Welborn-Nichols, author of the children's book Henrietta Sharp and the Magic Lunch Box believes it’s time for nutrition to meet imagination.
By BQB Publishing
Children's Author Anna Lee Everhart is trying to do her part in affecting a change in childhood obesity by getting kids moving. Her first children's book entices children to jump, hop, fly, gallop, and groove.
By Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers
Faith-based advocacy has been cited as a valuable tool in combating childhood obesity, but evidence is needed to support this assertion and to define how the link between advocacy and policy can contribute to promoting permanent lifestyle changes.
By International Pageants
Jamie Eberle-Bradford of Middleton was crowned Mrs. Wisconsin International this month and will go on to compete for the title of Mrs. International 2012 during the final competition in Chicago, July 17-21, 2012.
By Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Children are naturally drawn toward gaming and other types of technology, creating an ideal opportunity to design interactive media tools to encourage physical activity and promote healthy eating habits.
By Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers
Disparities in obesity prevalence and risk factors are already evident in minority populations by the preschool years according to an article in a special issue of Childhood Obesity celebrating First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative.
By Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers
Publisher Mary Ann Liebert released a special issue of the journal Childhood Obesity celebrating the second anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, with a special Foreword by Mrs. Obama.
By Linda Bacon, PhD
Tired of that same old obesity story: Fat is bad but diets don't work? Talk to Dr. Linda Bacon to find a healthier, more hopeful and less costly angle on the War on Obesity. For health and well-being, how you live is what matters, not how you look.
WAT-AAH!, functional water for kids, announces partnership with video sharing website, SchoolTube.
By Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers
An expert Roundtable Discussion in the current issue of Childhood Obesity, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., debates the pros and cons of routine BMI screening in the school setting, discusses the most recent data, and more.
NAAFA encourages our supporters to join with fat activists across the country who are fighting against the hateful billboard ad campaign depicting fat children in Georgia.
By Kim Weiss, Blueplate PR
Two grants will help the center implement new opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity.
By Laura Carlucci
Hip-hop superstar aids in an anti-childhood obesity program created by behavioral health & fitness expert, jeff halevy
By Diane Kress, RD CDE
Childhood Obesity has risen over 30% in the past 30 years. Is the US's philosophy of a lower calorie, low fat diet to fault? Are we responsible for our children's possible death sentence?
By John Spencer Ellis
With the growing, alarming rates of kids obesity and diabetes, The National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) developed a Kids Nutrition Specialist Training to focus on kids-specific nutrition.
By NorCal Press is a website dedicated to publishing and sharing digital information pertaining to health, fitness, weight loss, and nutrition.
By Christine Widga
WAT-AAH! is the presenting sponsor for the touring after school event in the Charlotte area, and simultaneously launching a viral campaign highlighting the efforts of the First Lady and Beyonce's Let's Move Flash Workout!
By Kurman Communications, Inc.
Local restaurants commit to healthier menu options for kids in Chicago. Spearheaded by a concerned parent, Healthy Fare for Kids is an initiative designed to help children create a habit of eating nutritious, delicious and seasonal foods.
By Eon Washington
An inforgraphic of data summarized by the U.S. Department of Health has listed the Childhood Obesity Rates by State, As well as statistics by Country (Infographic)
By James Mirabile, M.D.
12.5 million or 17% of children are either overweight or obese in America!
By Sara Ritzler
The Junior League of Boca Raton (JLBR) and Whole Foods Market of Boca Raton are joining forces for their annual educational initiative, Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen
By Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers
Obesity among adolescents has more than tripled over the past 40 years, and recent estimates find that over 18% of teens in the U.S. are obese.
Ed Koch to be guest on Radio on Friday, Oct. 7th at 1:00 pm. He is co-author, along with his sister, Pat, of Eddie Shapes Up, a children's book based on his experiences as a "chubby child," which inspires kids to get healthy.
By "Tommy the Tomato"
"Tommy the Tomato" and Michelle Obama stive to make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice.
By Rachel Daeger, Society for Nutrition Education
Pediatric obesity expert Joanne Ikeda webinar on 9/30/2011 at 2 p.m. EST.“Children and Weight: First Do No Harm,” sponsored by SNE Weight Realities and Nutrition Education for Children Divisions supporting Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.
By Alliance of New York State YMCAs
YMCAs take a leading roll in reversing the growth of childhood obesity in New York State during Childhood Obesity Month.
By Strategic Book Group
While the upcoming release Maggie Goes on a Diet sends the wrong message to children, the recent book Don’t Call Me Cookie provides the right message on the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
By theONswitch
On September 17 from 9:30AM to 4PM, Yonkers Tennis Center (YTC) and the United States Tennis Association (USTA) will be teaming up to showcase Quickstart, their revolutionary, new 10 & Under Youth Tennis format at Cross County Shopping Center.
By Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers
Increasing public awareness of the childhood obesity epidemic may be contributing to evidence of overall reductions in body mass index (BMI), according to the results of a nationwide study presented in Childhood Obesity.
NAAFA will host a press conference at the National Press Club to discuss an egregious oversight in the Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2010 (SSIA) and what can be done to prevent fat children from being omitted from anti-bullying protections.

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