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Childhood Obesity

Feb 27, 2015

Starting a personal family journey to better health

This is my final entry for now on one child's battle with weight because changes will take time and it is a personal journey. I hope to report some positive news in a few months. But I wanted to share with you that we met together to discuss he...
Feb 25, 2015

Childhood obesity - a personal matter

Just a quick follow up to my last blog. You might be wondering how it went with my friend. It was a sensitive subject but she admitted that she was also worrying about her weight. She shared with me that she had signed her up for soccer and wa...
Feb 23, 2015

Childhood obesity in my own backyard

I was just at a dear family friend's 85th birthday and I noticed that an 11 year old child attending the party did not want to eat most of the food on her dinner plate. We were at a Peruvian restaurant. Not surprising that kids can be a bit pic...
Jan 26, 2015

Are kids overloading on devices?

It is now common to see kids of all ages looking down onto their tablet, ipad, or smart phone. With 1000s and 1000s and apps available, kids can find any type of interest in an app. This might be translating into too many hours using devices and l...
Jan 19, 2015

We have a dream that ends childhood obesity

Martin Luther King Day celebrates an American hero who lead the civil rights movement. This is the time of year, that you will hear quotes from his great speech "I have a dream". "I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the diffi...
Nov 17, 2014

Danish may have the secret to curing childhood obesity

Could one doctor have cracked the code for childhood obesity? One Danish doctor, Dr Holm has reported a pilot study that included 1900 children. According to his report, 70% of the children who lost weight, maintained their weight loss after fou...
Nov 12, 2014

Soda tax finally passes but will it help fight childhood obesity?

First let me say congratulations to Berkeley for having the courage to be the first city in the entire United States to pass the soda tax. The soda tax has been kicked around congress locally and nationally for several years now, ever since the awa...
Sep 17, 2014

National Childhood Obesity Month - 5 solutions to get you started

To wrap up the series on Childhood Obesity month, I wanted to leave you with this great infographic that shares some key facts but solutions that we as a society need to be focused on. Childhood obesity is completely preventable. It is also com...
Sep 15, 2014

Presidential Proclamation - National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, 2014

Nourish Thought for the Day: Let's take a moment to thank our leaders who are working hard to fight this preventable condition! NATIONAL CHILDHOOD OBESITY AWARENESS MONTH, 2014* BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PR...
Sep 12, 2014

National costs of childhood obesity - affecting all of us

As part of National Childhood Obesity Awareness month, I wanted to share some of the impacts on our economy based on a new report just released. Nourish Thought for the Day: If you think that childhood obesity does not affect everyone of ...
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