Ban on advertising to children linked to lower obesity rates

From the New York Times Motherlode blog: Last weekend I met a couple whose children are not permitted to discuss movies or video games at school. The children don’t watch television, have limited computer access and have only seen movies pre-screened by their parents. There was a time when I might have viewed these restrictions … Continue reading Ban on advertising to children linked to lower obesity rates

Obesity ills that won’t budge fuel soda battle by Bloomberg

From the New York Times: A hospital offers Zumba and cooking classes. Farmers markets dole out $2 coupons for cantaloupe and broccoli. An adopt-a-bodega program nudges store owners to stock low-fat milk. And one apartment building even slowed down its elevator, and lined its stairwells with artwork, to entice occupants into some daily exercise. In … Continue reading Obesity ills that won’t budge fuel soda battle by Bloomberg

Obesity fight must shift from personal blame: U.S. panel

Reposted from Reuters: Obesity fight must shift from personal blame: U.S. panel America's obesity epidemic is so deeply rooted that it will take dramatic and systemic measures - from overhauling farm policies and zoning laws to, possibly, introducing a soda tax - to fix it, the influential Institute of Medicine said on Tuesday. In an … Continue reading Obesity fight must shift from personal blame: U.S. panel

“Weight of the Nation” conference this spring

On May 7-9, 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity will host the Weight of the Nation™, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The conference is designed to provide a forum to highlight progress in obesity prevention and control through policy and environmental strategies, framed … Continue reading “Weight of the Nation” conference this spring