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NCCOR members recognized for innovative work

October 4, 2012

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) announced its awardees of the first Childhood Obesity Challenge this week. Several members of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) were […]

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Study: Exercise boosts self-esteem; physical activity improves mental well-being

October 3, 2012

By Danielle Angel Moderate physical activity has been shown to improve the mental well-being of overweight children. This study was conducted in Ottawa, Canada , and funded by the Canadian Diabetes […]

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Shifting the obesity paradigm in young children to guidelines for healthy growth

October 2, 2012

On Sept. 22, at a symposium on dietary guidelines for infants and young children, Jose Saavedra, vice president of medical and scientific affairs at Nestlé Nutrition and associate professor at […]

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Study: Active video games have exercise-like effects in kids

October 1, 2012

Sept. 24, 2012, HealthDay Adolescents who play active video games increase their heart rate, use more oxygen, and expend more energy, according to a small new study. Low levels of […]

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Can personal technology stop the obesity epidemic?

September 28, 2012

Sept. 25, 2012, Scientific American By Katherine Harmon So much of our information from — and interaction with — the world is now mediated by computers, cell phones, and tablets […]

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Nemours to lead national initiative to promote healthy lifestyles for young children in child care

September 27, 2012

Nemours received a five year cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support healthy lifestyles for young children in child care. The funding, $4.2 million […]

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Soda, other sugary drinks more firmly tied to obesity in new studies

September 26, 2012

Sept. 21, 2012, Huffington Post By Marilynn Marchione New research powerfully strengthens the case against soda and other sugary drinks as culprits in the obesity epidemic. A huge, decades-long study […]

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Prevalence of disordered eating behaviors among young overweight children and the effects of parental control of feeding

September 21, 2012

New research presented at The Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting on Sept. 21 found that it was common for young overweight children to hide, hoard, or sneak food. They also […]

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Are healthy foods really more expensive? It depends on how you measure the price

September 20, 2012

Most Americans do not eat enough fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to meet federal dietary recommendations. A commonly cited reason for this deficiency is that healthy foods cost more than […]

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BEAT Institute offers free online course

September 19, 2012

As the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and other official groups have recognized environmental and policy changes as promising strategies for controlling obesity and improving diet and physical activity, various measures […]

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