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Minnesota hospital group releases infographic, report

July 18, 2012

July 16, 2012, Kids’ Health Blog The Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota developed an infographic titled “The Weight of Childhood Obesity.” The graphic cites statistics and preventive measures from […]

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Study establishes link between screen time and specific measures of physical fitness

July 17, 2012

July 16, 2012, TIME By Alexandra Sifferlin The more TV kids watch in early life, the thicker they get around the waistline and the weaker their muscle strength, a new […]

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How effective are anti-obesity campaigns?

July 11, 2012

July 9, 2012, Boston Globe By Kay Lazar Mary Regan has witnessed a transformation outside the front door of her Union Square office in Somerville — new “corrals” provide more […]

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Most kids don’t get enough PE, says study

July 10, 2012

July 10, 2012, CNN Most schools in the United States are not offering children the suggested amount of physical education, according to a new study. The study, conducted by Bryan […]

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JHGCCO releases second round RFA for rapid response studies

July 5, 2012

The Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity (JHGCCO) released its second round Request for Applications (RFA) on July 1, awarding research grants for “rapid response” studies. JHGCCO seeks to jumpstart systems-oriented […]

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AJPM Childhood Obesity Challenge

Are you or someone you know working on an effective project that addresses childhood obesity? The American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) wants to hear about it. AJPM announced the […]

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force finds the benefit of behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthy diet and physical activity is small

July 3, 2012

In a recent recommendation statement, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced that behavioral counseling to promote a healthy diet and exercise was not very effective in improving health […]

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New brief summarizes research on physical activity in after-school programs

July 2, 2012

Nearly one in three young people in the United States are overweight or obese and lack of physical activity contributes to the epidemic. Leading public health officials recognize after-school programs […]

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Former BEAT Institute participant helping to improve health of her community

June 28, 2012

The 2012 Built Environment Assessment Training (BEAT) Institute is happening now in Boston, Mass. The goals of the Institute are to: prepare investigators and practitioners to use both observational and […]

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HIA: Students more likely to buy healthier lunches if there are nutritional standards for snacks, drinks

June 27, 2012

June 26, 2012, Kids’ Safe & Healthful Foods Project News Release Updating national nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages sold in schools could help students maintain a healthy weight […]

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