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How much sugar is in sugar-sweetened children’s cereal?

June 25, 2012

A new video, “How Sweet It Is!,” from the Rudd Center shows just how much added sugar there is in many sugar-sweetened children’s cereals. Research conducted by the Rudd Center […]

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AMA will urge obesity education

June 22, 2012

June 21, 2012, Associated Press By Lindsey Tanner The American Medical Association (AMA) put its weight Wednesday behind requiring yearly instruction aimed at preventing obesity for public schoolchildren and teens. […]

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NCCOR member teaches training course at BEAT Institute

June 19, 2012

There is growing evidence that the “built environment” or physical characteristics of a community can have a major impact on obesity, physical activity, and overall health. NCCOR External Scientific Panel […]

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Study: Overweight kids may do worse in math

June 15, 2012

June 14, 2012, HealthDay By Serena Gordon Youngsters who are persistently overweight may not perform as well academically – specifically in math – as their normal-weight peers, new research suggests. […]

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RWJF releases new funding opportunity to study the impact of sharing public health services

June 13, 2012

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently released a funding opportunity to study the impact of sharing services, resources, and functions across public health agencies and jurisdictions. Referred to as […]

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BEAT Institute trains investigators, practitioners in measuring aspects of built environment

Numerous research examines the “built environment,” defined as the man-made entities that form the physical characteristics of a community. This includes buildings, roads, utilities, homes, food stores, restaurants, fixtures, parks, […]

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Research says junk food advertising reductions have been modest

June 5, 2012

The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity has released a new report titled Trends in Television Food Advertising to Young People: 2011 Update. It follows up on its […]

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Promoting nutrition, Disney to restrict junk-food ads

June 5, 2012, The New York Times By Brooks Barnes The Walt Disney Company, in an effort to address concerns about entertainment’s role in childhood obesity, plans to announce on June […]

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Webpages now feature easy-to-share fact sheets

May 31, 2012

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is making it easier to disseminate information about its online tools. The Catalogue of Surveillance Systems and Measures Registry now have fact […]

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The upside of peer pressure: social networks help kids exercise more

May 30, 2012

May 28, 2012, TIME By Alice Park Peer pressure can be a powerful force, and sometimes a positive one. For example, hanging out with active peers may lead kids to […]

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