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Institute of Medicine Releases New Study and Recommendation To FIght Obesity

Posted on May 23, 2012 by Maggie LaBarbera

New study released by the Institute of Medicine gives us advice on how we can reduce obesity.

2/3s of Americans and 1/3 of kids are obese.  This is something that we are hearing more and more about each day.  This is something that we all need to be concerned about because it affects us directly or indirectly.

Obesity is linked to a host of chronic diseases that not only impact the quality of life but can decrease the numbers of years we live.

With so many people overweight chances are you have someone dear in your life that is dealing with obesity.  

It will also impact our economic health as  annual costs are estimated at $190.2 billion dollars.  Yes, billion dollars.  

The hardest part is that it is preventable and with some dedicated work reversible.

Read more about childhood obesity and ways to help your child

Here are their recommendations:


Integrate physical activity every day in every way
Market what matters for a healthy life
Make healthy foods and beverages available everywhere
Activate employers and health care professionals
Strengthen schools as the heart of health

obesity in kids and adults



Childhood Obesity Prevention- Parental Information - A Healthy Guide


Eating Habits
Childhood Obesity And Exercise
Health Risks For Overweight Children
Losing Weight
Rates By State
Resources for Healthcare Providers



Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 08:25 PM

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gracias por preocuparse por la salud y bienestar de nuestros hijos ya q ellos son el futuro.Los ninos les encanta saber aprender cosas nuevas q les sirven de por vida
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 06:49 PM

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esto es muy valioso para nuestros hijos gracias
Tuesday, Jun 05, 2012 @ 11:15 AM

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gracias por educarnos saludablementa por ayudarnos aser mejores padres para tener buenos habitos para nuestros ninos ya q la buena educacion empiesa en casa gracias por hacer esto posible

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