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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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Access to places for safe physical activity on the rise

September 4, 2014

By Ana B. Ibarra Physical activity among adults and teens is on the rise, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The State […]

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Don’t forget: Register for Sept. 10 webinar on U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity

September 2, 2014

At a congressional briefing in April, the National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP), in collaboration with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), released the groundbreaking 2014 United States Report Card […]

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Study examines effects of ‘neighborhood poverty’ on obesity

August 29, 2014

By Karene Booker By age 2, poor children have gained more weight than their wealthier counterparts. But after age 2, neighborhood poverty, not family poverty, puts the pounds on, finds […]

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Farmers market vouchers may help low-income families eat healthier

August 27, 2014

Giving low-income families vouchers to buy fruits and vegetables at farmers markets could increase their consumption of these healthy foods, according to a new study. Low-income families tend to eat […]

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Sibling composition impacts childhood obesity risk

August 25, 2014

It is well-documented that children with obese parents are at greater risk for obesity. In a new study, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, Cornell University, and Duke University looked at […]

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Registration now open for the 7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation

August 22, 2014

The transformation of health care and public health toward a system that optimizes individual and population health is well under way, with significant expenditures at risk. As policy makers, employers, […]

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Safe routes to school examined: How structural changes around schools affect children’s mobility and safety

August 20, 2014

The problem. In 1969, more than 40 percent of U.S. schoolchildren ages 5 to 18 walked or bicycled to school. By 2009, this number had declined to 12.7 percent. A […]

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New IOM workshop will discuss how cross-sector solutions can help solve the obesity crisis

August 18, 2014

Please join the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable (IOM) on Obesity Solutions on Sept. 30, 2014, for a public workshop titled Cross-Sector Work on Obesity Prevention, Treatment, and Weight Maintenance: Models […]

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