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On the Frontlines of Childhood Obesity (video)

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As a pediatrician, Dr. Lisa Thornton sees first-hand the shocking health effects of childhood obesity. Obesity is the flip side of hunger and helping food-insecure families is a challenge. Food policy like the Farm Bill can play a big role in the solution. Please share this important video with friends and if you would like a free DVD Screening Kit to host a screening, you can order one for free till we run out!

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9:06AM PDT on Oct 29, 2012

Lorna, it is not up to the Govt. to deal with obesity as the Govt. involvements costs us all a grand fortune. However yes it is up to the parents to forfeit the ease of prepackaged crap--disguised as food yet loaded with chemicals and begin to cook all naturally from scratch again as parents have done for generations to date.
They also need to stop tempting thier children with more fattening offerings to behave as the child then learns that bheaviroal is associated with food.

For more info on how to avoid childhood obesity at home see: www.lovemorefeedless.com
Recipes are also available to help you as a parent get started!

3:46AM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

thanks for sharing

2:31AM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

Thanks for sharing!

6:19AM PST on Jan 20, 2012

Thanks for the article.

3:44PM PST on Nov 27, 2011

noted

5:43AM PST on Nov 26, 2011

It's up to all of us to encourage healthy lifestyles and take action.

6:39PM PST on Nov 25, 2011

It certainly is a sad situation when cheap food is more fattening than healthy food.

9:04PM PST on Nov 24, 2011

Ad for McDonalds Happy Meal ins the sidebar... sigh.

7:07PM PST on Nov 24, 2011

The most shocking thing is that so many of these children have fat parents thinking I guess it is alright for them to follow in their over crowded shoes.

12:04PM PST on Nov 24, 2011

Thanks! Its not just the farm bill, but its the parents, teachers, schools, grocers, etc. Everyone in society has a responsibility to encourage and lead healthier lifestyle choices. If schools continue to serve junk and sell junk in vending machines, then, what do we expect? If parents serve junk at home, what do we expect? If the community does nothing to make more positive changes, what do we expect? If they continue to cut physical education programs and feed them junk, we're basically setting them up for failure healthwise. We need to make a shift in attitudes towards the type of lifestlye we really want to lead and follow through here in North America, otherwise, we'll continue to gain weight.

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