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 a new study, published in the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. About one-third of America’s children are overweight or obese, but rates are highest among […]

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IOM workshop explores disparities and childhood obesity prevention

May 14, 2013

On June 6-7, the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention will host a public session, “Creating Equal Opportunities for a Healthy Weight.” The workshop will examine childhood obesity prevention through the lens of working to achieve health equity. Workshop presentations and discussions involving researchers, policy makers, advocates, and other stakeholders will […]

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