TEDMED hosting special live discussion about childhood obesity

July 17, 2014

On July 22, TEDMED is hosting an online discussion about the progress and challenges of our nation’s ongoing struggle with childhood obesity. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American Heart Association, Academy Health, the University of California-San Francisco, and the City of Philadelphia will be part of the discussion. Presenters include: Richard Besser (Moderator), Chief […]

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CDC telebriefing discusses declining obesity rates among low-income preschoolers

August 4, 2013

What: After decades of rising rates, there are signs of progress in the fight against childhood obesity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will discuss state-by-state obesity rates among low-income preschoolers, where progress is being made, and what can be done to continue this progress. Who: Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, CDC When: […]

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Progress is being made in the fight against obesity

December 17, 2012

A policy brief released earlier this year from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reports that the obesity epidemic has slowed or halted altogether in several countries. Though the progression of the epidemic has decelerated, the overall rate of obesity remains high among both children and adults.

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Collaboration accelerating progress on childhood obesity

February 10, 2010

February marks the one-year anniversary of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), a public-private collaboration to accelerate progress on reversing the epidemic of overweight and obesity among U.S. youth.

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