Influence of school architecture and design on healthy eating: Key findings from systematic review

June 2, 2015

With up to 50 percent of students’ daily energy intake occurring in the school building, schools are often the focus of targeted efforts to combat childhood obesity. Recent evidence has […]

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Elevating the impact of nutrition and obesity policy research and evaluation

May 19, 2015

Public policy can play a major role in impacting childhood obesity, yet little is known about the role of nutrition and obesity policy research in informing public policy decisions. A […]

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Just announced: Dietary Guidelines for Americans Summit on May 21

April 28, 2015

Register now to join The Ohio State University Food Innovation Center, The Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs, and National Geographic as they host the Dietary Guidelines […]

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NCI releases new Dietary Assessment Primer

November 5, 2014

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) part of the National Institutes of Health, a funder of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), is pleased to announce the availability of […]

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IOM to host webinar about increasing physical activity and physical education in schools

April 23, 2014

Almost one year ago, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the report Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School, which offered recommendations, strategies, and action […]

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Fast food: A symptom, not the cause of childhood obesity

February 17, 2014

It’s easy to point the finger at fast food joints. A decade after the breakout documentary, “Super Size Me,” the cheap, un-nutritious, happy meal is a go-to candidate for public […]

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Minority kids may need longer support to keep weight off

August 15, 2013

By Cole Petrochko A lifestyle modification program for obese minority and inner city teens effectively helped them manage body mass index and nutrition, but the benefits wore off after the program’s […]

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New report rates food and beverage companies on their nutrition-related policies and practices

March 12, 2013

A new report released today from the Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI) rates food and beverage manufacturers on their nutrition-related policies, practices, and performance. The report, Access to Nutrition Index […]

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Heart healthy habits in childhood may prevent future disease

March 7, 2013

Teaching children heart healthy habits now can help protect them from heart disease when they’re adults, an expert says. “The process of atherosclerosis, which is the hardening of the arteries […]

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What would Batman eat?

August 6, 2012

Aug. 4, 2012, Philly.com/Health blogs – Healthy Kids By Beth Wallace Every day, we hear something on the news about the obesity crisis in this country. And every day, parents, […]

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