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Food cravings are stronger, but controllable, for kids

October 3, 2014

Children show stronger food cravings than adolescents and adults, but they are also able to use a cognitive strategy that reduces cravings, according to new research published in Psychological Science, […]

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Expanded Built Environment and Public Health Clearinghouse a go-to resource for design and public health training, news

October 1, 2014

The American Public Health Association, American Planning Association, National Network of Public Health Institutes, and Georgia Institute of Technology recently launched a greatly expanded Built Environment and Public Health Clearinghouse (BEPHC) […]

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Key groups launch research consortium for design, public health collaboration

September 30, 2014

Request for proposals due Oct. 15 for university-led research  The AIA Foundation, along with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), recently announced […]

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New commentary explores the negative impact of weight bias

September 22, 2014

Theodore Kyle and Rebecca Puhlare are participants on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Obesity Solutions. In a new commentary, Kyle and Puhlare examine the negative impact of weight […]

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Help CDC spread the word about obesity during September’s National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September 19, 2014

Approximately 1 of every 5 (17%) children in the United States has obesity, and certain groups of children are more affected than others. Childhood obesity puts children at early risk […]

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Insights into Landmark Calorie Declines in the U.S. Food Marketplace

September 17, 2014

NCCOR’s Connect & Explore Webinar provides an in-depth look at the findings and groundbreaking methods from the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation evaluation In an unprecedented review of the U.S. food […]

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Rates of abdominal obesity leveling off among kids

September 15, 2014

By Kathryn Doyle After rising steadily for more than 10 years, the proportion of U.S. kids defined as obese due to a large waist circumference held steady [from] 2003–2012, according […]

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Walking, biking, and taking public transit tied to lower weight

September 11, 2014

By Andrew Seaman People who walk, bike, or take public transportation to work tend to be thinner than those who ride in their own cars, according to a new study […]

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Train your brain to crave healthy food

September 9, 2014

By Jacque Wilson It may be possible to rewire your brain so that it wants — craves, even — healthier foods. How? By following a healthy diet. We know, that wasn’t […]

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One in four U.S. kids underestimate their weight

September 8, 2014

Many obese and overweight kids don’t see themselves that way, which makes achieving a healthy weight almost impossible, researchers report. In a new study, 27 percent of children and teens […]

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