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Journal of Obesity calls for papers to assess obesogenic dietary habits

September 10, 2012

Sept. 5, 2012, Journal of Obesity Dietary indexes, because of the inclusion of multiple dietary components in a single measure, let us describe the characteristics of the overall diet. Results […]

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Philadelphia School District reports progress in reducing childhood obesity rates

September 7, 2012

Sept. 6, 2012, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation The overall obesity rate among Philadelphia schoolchildren fell more than 4.5 percent between the 2006-07 and 2009-10 school years, according to a study […]

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Post-doctoral opportunities at Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity

The NIH-funded, Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity (JHGCCO) has 1-2 openings annually between 2012-2016 for qualified post-doctoral trainees from diverse fields (e.g., Public Health, Medicine, Engineering, Nursing, or Arts and […]

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September 6, 2012

Aug. 31, 2012, HHS News Release September marks the start of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, a time for us to encourage America’s children to develop healthy habits that can […]

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Call for papers on advancing obesity prevention

September 5, 2012

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health (NIMHD/NIH) recently announced a call for papers […]

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USDA celebrates the start of a healthier school year for America’s kids

September 4, 2012

Aug. 29, 2012, USDA Press Release Agriculture Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon announced on Aug. 29 that America’s students will see healthier and more nutritious […]

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Webinar focuses on community changes to combat AI/AN obesity, related health issues

August 28, 2012

A recent webinar on American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) health focused on efforts to combat obesity and obesity-related health issues facing AI/AN people using approaches to foster sustainable community changes to […]

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Study shows healthy school lunches don’t cost more

August 27, 2012

Aug. 23, 2012, San Antonio Express By Don Finley and Lindsay Kastner In 2006, three middle schools in the San Antonio ISD made some radical lunchtime changes. They took french fries off […]

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Cartoon stickers may sway kids’ food choices: Study

August 23, 2012

Aug. 22, 2012, Reuters For children who turn up their noses at fruits and vegetables, slapping a cartoon face on a healthy snack may make those choices more appealing, according […]

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Antibiotics too soon may set babies up for obesity: Study

August 21, 2012

Aug. 21, 2012, ABC News By Dr. Shari Barnett Giving your baby antibiotics too early may increase their chances of being overweight in childhood, new research suggests. Specifically, infants exposed to antibiotics […]

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