Scottish Doctors Reject Chocolate Tax Call
3:24pm UK, Thursday March 12, 2009
Doctors in Scotland have rejected a call for chocolate to be taxed to help Britain get to grips with its obesity epidemic.
Pile Of Chocolate
Chocolate can be a dangerous food, one doctor believes
Dr David Walker earlier called for the tax because he said he believed that chocolate was a "major player" in the problem of the country's expanding… Continue
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Chocolate Milk: Soda in Drag
December 15, 2009 Hannah Wallace
I’ve been thinking a lot about public school lunches lately—not just because it’s a subject that’s perpetually in the news these days. For the past few months, I’ve been volunteering at Public School 157 in Bed-Stuy, for a grassroots non-profit called Wellness in the Schools. I’m part of the salad bar squad: I slice and chop veggies, prepare bean and pasta salads, and serve the… Continue
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Obesity concerns spur calls to limit new convenience stores in South L.A.
The proposed rules, an outgrowth of last year's city restrictions on new fast-food restaurants, are prompted by links found by researchers between snack foods and obesity in poor communities.
October 12, 2009|Jerry Hirsch
Links found by researchers between snack foods and obesity in poor communities are prompting new calls for more regulation of convenience stores in South Los Angeles.
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The Orillia Packet & Times
Obesity needs to be tackled with a well thought out action plan
The organization obesitythunderbay.ca is
fighting childhood obesity. We are addressing this through education, advocacy and awareness. Our group is in the building stage and we are most eager to seek out like-minded individuals and agencies in an effort to build possible partnerships. We want to build healthy food relationships.
Blaming only… Continue
Added by Paul Murphy on December 14, 2009 at 9:30am —
This is FAT HATRED , and I fail to see why we want to isolate the individual .
The Boston Globe
Obesity ads aim to jolt parents
Goal: Improve children's health
By John C. Drake, Globe Staff | January 28, 2007
The images are not subtle.
One billboard shows an overweight child's lower legs and feet on a scale next to the words, "Fat Chance," along with a list of the health risks of obesity. A second billboard shows the back of an overweight… Continue
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Lets build a community obesity action plan with INTEGRITY.
Please explore the sponsors of the CON, Canadian Obesity Network.
CON_RCO is grateful to our CONDUIT sponsors:
The Dairy Farmers of Canada
The Networks of Centres of Excellence Program
Health Canada and Canada's Food Guide:… Continue
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The skinny on sugary cereals: General Mills takes on childhood obesity
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Dec 11th 2009 at 11:00AM
Filed under: Kids and Money, Health
Breakfast in households with children (and adults who eat like kids) combine two of the biggest money makers in America. Sugary cereal and obesity. And if cereal giant General Mills has its way, the latter will get a whole lot smaller.
Wednesday, Big G, the… Continue
Added by Paul Murphy on December 11, 2009 at 2:44pm —
RE: The Rudd Center Health Digest, September 2009
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FRONT BURNER NEWS
The Social Side of Obesity: You Are Who You Eat With
A study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds that the amount of food consumed among youth can be influenced by how much their friends weigh. While these findings… Continue
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Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 11:18:10 -0400
Subject: The Rudd Center Health Digest, October 2009
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FRONT BURNER NEWS
A Plan to Add Supermarkets to Poor Areas, with Healthy Results
The Bloomberg administration has removed trans fats from New York City… Continue
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The Rudd Center Health Digest, November 2009
From: The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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The Rudd Center Health Digest, December 2009
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Study says UGA students frown on obese
Issue date: 12/3/09 Section: News
Two-thirds of Americans over the age of 18 are overweight, according to a report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Eight out of 10 states with the highest obesity rates are in the South, including Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi, where more than 30 percent of the population is overweight.
At 27.9 percent, Georgia falls in… Continue
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Editorial: Extra wellness class for Lincoln University students with high BMI unfair requirement for graduating
Dec. 4, 2009
Claire Taylor | Lariat Staff
After working for four years -- or more -- toward a college degree, most students are ready to hurl themselves into post-graduate pursuits by the middle of senior year. The anxiety that accompanies the final degree audit is universal, since even one missing credit can… Continue
Added by Paul Murphy on December 9, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Obesity and Shared Accountability
This is a discussion to address the blaming model and find support for the Shared Accountability Model. www.youtube.com/smurfp4444
At the youtube site one can explore all 11 videos at my channel.
* ▼ 2009 (2)
o ▼ March (1)
+ Fault Based Model. VS Shared Accountability .
o ► February (1)
+ Obesity discussions.
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Advocacy Group: Drop Shrek From Anti-Obesity Ads
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
NEW YORK — A children's advocacy group wants the Department of Health and Human Services to oust Shrek, the animated ogre, from his role as spokesman for an anti-obesity drive.
The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood says the soon-to-open "Shrek the Third" has too many promotional ties with unhealthy foods to justify using Shrek as a health advocate.
"There is… Continue
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Editorial: Fat policy is a big loser
Lincoln University has the right idea in encouraging graduation candidates to adopt healthier lifestyles. But it gets failing marks for targeting only overweight students for mandatory exercise classes.
Obesity isn't the only health problem found on college campuses. Why not an approach that, rather than stigmatizing one category of students, teaches good nutrition and healthy habits to all?
Officials at historically black… Continue
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Success at fat-fighting Lincoln University hinges on BMI test
Oldest African-American college in US to force obese students on fitness course before they can graduate
* Buzz up!
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* Ed Pilkington
* guardian.co.uk, Friday 4 December 2009 20.47 GMT
* Article history
Tiffany Humphrey, whose BMI means she cannot graduate from Lincoln University
Tiffany Humphrey, whose BMI means she cannot graduate from Lincoln University… Continue
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Europeans approve anti-obesity charter
Last Updated: Thursday, November 16, 2006 | 12:37 PM ET
The Associated Press
European health ministers from 53 countries approved Thursday the world's first charter to fight obesity, vowing greater action against the epidemic of expanding waistlines across the continent.
The charter, approved in Istanbul, Turkey, was drafted by the World Health Organization in consultation with its European member states. It is the first… Continue
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Too Fat to Graduate: Encouraging Fitness or Discrimination? Continue
Posted by: Samantha A. Murray on: November 20, 2009
* In: Higher Education| Politics & Policy
Added by Paul Murphy on November 22, 2009 at 7:30am —
This was a posted response addressing childhood obesity.
u wanna stop childhood obesity...??
here's what u gotta do....take the damn video games away from them, unplug the tv. put locks on the cupboards and fridge. take away the sugar cereals. have them make a lunch to take to school. get them out of the house and get them outside playing with their friends instead of sitting infront of the idiot box. get them into sports at a young age.
have regular eating times.… Continue
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