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Childhood Obesity is the Launch Cause for CharitySub

This may be the first generation to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. The number of overweight and obese children in the United States is growing at a rapid rate. Since 1980, the p…


On the Frontlines of Childhood Obesity (video)

Please do NOT watch this video with young children. As a pediatrician, Dr. Lisa Thornton sees first-hand the shocking health effects of childhood obesity. Obesity is the flip side of hunger and hel…


Why You Should Care About the Farm Bill (video)

Do you ever wonder why highly processed foods are so profitable for the food industry? The Farm Bill makes their primary ingredients cheaper, and favors industrial producers over small farmers. Fresh …


Family of 8 Runs a Marathon of Health Across America

By Lacy J. Hansen for “Have you ever seen a family of eight running together as a team across the country with a common purpose?” That question greets you on the Marathon of …


TV Ads Linked to Childhood Obesity

An impressive new study was released in the American Journal of Public Health linking television viewing to childhood obesity.  Australian researchers reviewed television food advertising throughout A…


Letter to Parents: “Your Kid is Fat”

In Flagstaff, Arizona, public schools have taken an aggressive approach to reducing childhood obesity. "Beginning this fall the district will measure and weigh elementary-school children and send lett…


Obesity Increased in 28 States (Report)

The Trust for American Health recently released a report on obesity showing an increase over the last year in 28 states, with a decline only in the District of Columbia. "Obesity is one of the bigg…


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