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By Cypress Springs Family Care
Reversing the Trend and Emphasizing Prevention and Education at Cypress Springs Family Care
By Race Across USA
The Race Across USA is a 3,000-mile stage race across the US to raise awareness about childhood “inactivity,” to raise money for the 100 Mile Club® and to sign up as many schools as possible along the way.
By Emerald Group Publishing
New study raises concerns over the effect “health” messages in food advertising aimed at children
By Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers
Rates of childhood obesity showed the first signs of a small decline in 19 of 43 sites studied by the CDC. Despite this encouraging news, nearly 1 in 6 (17%) children and teens are obese, including 1 in 8 (12%) preschoolers.
By Jump Rope Jack
When Jump Rope Jack launched the Cyclone Jump Rope Cable, distributer Ms. Carr wanted to do more than simply help the fit become more fit.
By Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers
A new study shows that obesity interventions can have beneficial effects on other health outcomes, such as cardiovascular fitness, regardless of its effect on BMI. Focusing on a single factor like BMI change can overlook other important outcomes.
Lively and witty... Meet Stanley. He's a curious black bear whose favorite thing in the world is munching on cookies and chips. Follow Stanley's adventures as he discovers that healthy choices keep a bear happy and full of energy.
By The Association of Junior Leagues International
Cites the work done by 18 individual Leagues in developing innovative programs at the community level
By Think Brown INK
Ten-year-old Chi Chi Monet answers First Lady Michelle Obama's call to get kids moving to end childhood obesity with her new video, “Move,” directed and produced by Cool Kids Forever Films.
By Think Brown INK
Get Kids Movin presented by Sports Zone Elite and Think Brown INK, is an interactive tour that fights childhood obesity by engaging youth in fitness, entertainment, health & arts, inspired by 10-year-old recording artist/philanthropist Chi Chi Monet.
By Empower Charter School
Free Family Fitness Event is Set To Promote an Active Family Lifestyle; Show Parents Importance of Fitness and Health For Kids
By Think Brown INK
April 6 Get Kids Movin! Attracts over 200 Families to The Boulevard at The Capital Centre
By Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers
The battle to control the childhood obesity could benefit from targeted programs and funding to support and integrate worksite and school-based health promotion...
By Hangtime Fitness
Hangtime Fitness is hosting Canada’s first ever Youth Fitness Summit May 4th and 5th at York University to unite Educators and the youth fitness industry by providing a solid leadership and defining voice in youth fitness...
East Cobb Cheetahs Track Club, ECCTC, is a tax-exempt not-for-profit organization that provides the community with a complete Track & Field Youth...
By Think Brown INK
The Boulevard at the Capital Centre in Prince George's County, MD embraces Get Kids Movin! with Chi Chi Monet on April 6.
Foster City, CA - The Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA) has been re-introduced. S.403 was introduced in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
By Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler
PALM COAST – With the help of Florida Hospital Flagler, approximately 700 students at Old Kings Elementary are now training for a 5K.
By National Foundation for Governors Fitness Councils
The National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils is bringing its multi-million dollar physical fitness campaign to Georgia.
NAAFA supports the passing of MA House Bill H.2024 which would put an end to the “fat” letters being sent to the parents of children in Massachusetts. Other such attempts have proven non-productive, even damaging.
The Biggest Loser is perpetuating the cycle of bullying and setting up three young teens for a lifetime of weight cycling.
Canadian Specialist Hospital carries forward awareness movement
Despite the APA’s resolution to encourage psychologists to challenge the disproportionate emphasis on weight reduction, the APA Monitor’s December, 2012 cover story is entitled “Preventing obesity”.
By Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers
Asian-American children have been at low risk for being overweight or obese compared to other racial and ethnic groups in the U.S., but that may be changing.
By Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior
Beginning in January, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior launches the first JNEB Journal Club. The Journal Club will consist of weekly webinars featuring authors from the latest issue of Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
By It Girl Public Relations
Celebrity nutritionist and health expert Robert Ferguson discusses "The Epidemic of Childhood Obesity"
By Anytime Fitness San Juan Capistrano
Anytime Fitness hosts a plaza wide event for the National Family Health and Fitness Day. The event will include a day filled with free fitness classes, a whole food scavenger hunt for kid and a free course on reading food labels.
By Strategic Book Group
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and author Vanessa Pasiadis has been recognized for her book "Don’t Call Me Cookie," which calls attention to this affliction that affects so many children’s lives.
By Kidz-IDz
While genetics and hormones can contribute to being overweight, poor diet and lack of exercise are the leading contributors of childhood obesity.
By Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers
Childhood Obesity has published a special issue dedicated to the role that schools can and should play in providing and encouraging healthy nutrition and good eating habits to help stem the tide of the obesity epidemic in children and adolescents.

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