Oct 29 2009
Family doctors resign from AAFP over Coke partnership
Yesterday, 20 family physicians in Contra Costa County, California, ripped up their membership cards in the American Academy of Family Physicians in protest over the AAFP’s partnership with Coca-Cola.
The director of the Contra Costa Department of Health Services, Dr. William Walker, announced that he was resigning his 25-year membership in AAFP. In his statement, Dr. Walker… Continue
Added by Paul Murphy on November 11, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Food makers suspend promotion of Smart Choices labeling
The program that includes nine major firms has been criticized for promoting foods such as Froot Loops and Cracker Jack as nutritional. The FDA says such labeling systems ay be misleading consumers.
October 24, 2009
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Portland, Ore. - A food industry group is… Continue
Added by Paul Murphy on November 11, 2009 at 12:29pm —
Fat in Japan? You're breaking the law.
As the health care debate rages in the US, Tokyo lawmakers set a maximum waist size. Are you too fat for Japan?
By David Nakamura — Special to GlobalPost
Published: November 10, 2009 06:29 ET
Updated: November 10, 2009 09:26 ET
Editor's note: David Nakamura also contributes to The Atlantic's excellent Food blog. Read his personal take on this story, which includes the shocking revelation of his own waist… Continue
Added by Paul Murphy on November 10, 2009 at 7:46pm —
Heavier Americans Push Back on Health Debate
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Published: November 7, 2009
Marilyn Wann is an author and weight diversity speaker in Northern California who has a message for anyone making judgments about her health based on her large physique. “The only thing anyone can accurately diagnose by looking at a fat person is their own level of stereotype and prejudice about fat,” said Ms. Wann, a 43-year-old San Franciscan… Continue
Added by Paul Murphy on November 9, 2009 at 5:53am —
Is food our next tobbacco ????????
How long will we allow the personal accountability model to flourish????? Each day 2,000 U S citizens are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Obesity is a societal issue ,but we are downloading onto the individual.
1 Mood altering with foods
3 Soda drinks
4 Dieting all are a form of an eating disorder
5 Unhealthy food marriages
7 Level of education
8 Enviromental… Continue
Added by Paul Murphy on November 5, 2009 at 1:15pm —
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Autopsy says anorexia killed Neb. college student
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WAYNE, Neb. (AP) -- Autopsy results bear out initial suggestions that anorexia led to the death of a 19-year-old Wayne State College student from Norfolk.
Amy Miller is deputy Wayne County attorney. She said Thursday that… Continue
Added by Paul Murphy on October 22, 2009 at 10:30am —
The San Diego Union-Tribune
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Soda causes obesity, researchers assert
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Added by Paul Murphy on October 20, 2009 at 2:20pm —
Suffering from an addiction is a problem. Not only does this problem affect the person with the addiction, but it also spreads its roots out and reaches towards the people surrounding the addicted. There are different kinds of addictions, but the addictions that people in today’s society see as problematic are substances such as alcohol, tobacco, and narcotics. These substances cause adverse affects on men, women, teens, children, babies, and society in general. On any given day, at any given… Continue
Added by Paul Murphy on October 16, 2009 at 12:00pm —
This weight-loss message was brought to you by the makers of Oreos
October 5, 2009 | 2:09 pm
The makers of Haagen-Dazs ice cream, Chef Boyardee canned pasta, Oreo cookies and Snickers bars are joining forces to combat … obesity.
That’s right. Nestle USA, ConAgra Foods, Kraft Foods Inc. and Mars, Inc. – along with the Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc., Hershey Co., Sara Lee Corp. and other giant food manufacturers – today announced the launch of the Healthy Weight Commitment… Continue
Added by Paul Murphy on October 8, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Added by Paul Murphy on October 7, 2009 at 5:00pm —
We all have those little flaws that we do not like about ourselves. We go through those little times when we are embarrassed for being awkward, slow, clumsy, pimple faced, passing gas, losing our swimsuit, or just falling flat on our face. We think our nose is too big, our hair is a mess, our feet are like skis, our eyebrows too bushy, our ears are like elephants, or our anatomy is too small. We are ugly, fat, skinny, stumpy, plump, geeky,… Continue
Added by Brian R., the old man on October 5, 2009 at 11:16pm —
Founding Youth Leaders (who helped create "WereFedUp.com") took part in a historic media event to formally launch the first ever youth-led online social network dedicated to fight youth obesity. These events - held in the cities of Baldwin Park and South Los Angeles California on September 17, 2009 - were attended by members of the media, elected officials, students, celebrities, and other community leaders. At these media events, Founding Youth… Continue
Added by Ruben Brambila on October 1, 2009 at 10:50am —
Wednesday, 6 May 2009 - 11:14am
My group is working together to help fight obesity, but we want to expose weight bias stigma and discrimination.
This is the undertow of the obesity crisis.
I am working to create a nation-wide action plan for obesity. Let’s measure fitness using treadmills, blood pressure, and actual devices that can tabulate health.
Fitness comes in all sizes, and we want to… Continue
Added by Paul Murphy on September 25, 2009 at 7:32am —
Buyers are to blame for obesity, not us, says Cadbury's chief
John Sunderland, the chairman of Cadbury Schweppes, yesterday tried to diffuse the growing backlash against the "vexed" obesity issue by shifting the blame to consumers. He told shareholders at the annual meeting: "We cannot escape the role of personal accountability we each have. Calories in have to match calories out."
John Sunderland, the chairman of Cadbury Schweppes, yesterday tried to diffuse the… Continue
Added by Paul Murphy on September 24, 2009 at 10:00pm —
EU launches school fruit campaign
Girls choosing vegetables in London
The EU wants children to develop healthy tastes early on
The European Commission has launched a scheme to provide free fruit and vegetables to schools across Europe in a drive to curb child obesity.
The commission aims to spend 90m euros (£71m; $141m) annually on the scheme - a sum to be matched by participating governments, who are yet to approve it.
About 22 million children in the… Continue
Added by Paul Murphy on September 24, 2009 at 9:47pm —
Newsom wants to charge stores that sell sodas
(09-17) 20:36 PDT -- Calling soda the new tobacco, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will introduce legislation this fall that would charge a fee to retailers that sell sugary beverages.
San Francisco Mayor Gavin NewsomMayor Gavin Newsom doesn't need voter approval to impose ..."Does this mean there's a fee on candy bars, on ice cream... View Larger Images
Should S.F. charge… Continue
Added by Paul Murphy on September 24, 2009 at 9:36pm —
Practically the minute President Obama announced Regina M. Benjamin, a zaftig doctor who also has an M.B.A. and is the recipient of a MacArthur "genius grant," as a nominee for the post of Surgeon General, the criticism started.
The attacks were vicious—Michael Karolchyk, owner of a Denver "anti-gym," told Fox News' Neil Cavuto, "Obesity is the No. 1 issue facing our country in terms of the health and wellness, and she has shown not that she was born this way, not that she woke up… Continue
Added by Paul Murphy on September 24, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Putting obesity out of business
By Ellen Goodman
July 24, 2009
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WHAT CAUGHT my eye was not just the ashtray sitting forlornly on the yard-sale table. It was the sign that marked it “vintage,’’ as if we needed to label this relic of mid-century America.
Ashtrays that once graced every airline armrest, coffee table, and office have gone the way of spittoons. Today the car’s cigarette… Continue
Added by Paul Murphy on September 24, 2009 at 9:23pm —
Wrong Way to Fight Fat
By Rebecca M. Puhl and Kelly Brownell
Thursday, November 2, 2006
"Post your favorite fat photo on your refrigerator."
This weight loss tip from a bodybuilding Web site reflects the widespread belief that making people feel bad about themselves is an acceptable -- and effective -- form of motivation to lose weight. It isn't. In fact, the effect of this sort of thing -- we call it weight stigma -- is likely to be just the… Continue
Added by Paul Murphy on September 24, 2009 at 9:00pm —
‘Salty To A Fault’
Survey of 318 Foods Shows that Many are Too High in Salt
[Embargoed until 12:01 a.m. Thursday September 24, 2009.]
OTTAWA (September 23, 2009)-The vast majority of restaurant foods and many, perhaps most, packaged foods sold in grocery stores contain unhealthy—and unnecessarily high—levels of sodium, according to a new report by a nonprofit health organization. Health Canada concedes that it is nearly impossible, even… Continue
Added by Paul Murphy on September 24, 2009 at 8:54am —