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2013-09-29 23:01:04

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Announces All Schools Meet or Exceed Federal Nutrition Standards for School Meals Little Rock, Arkansas (PRWEB) September 29, 2013 Tomorrow, President Bill Clinton will honor 267 schools at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark. for creating healthier environments for children to learn and staff to work. The awards ceremony is part of the eighth annual Healthy Schools Program Forum. In addition, President Clinton will share data showing...

2013-09-28 23:00:32

Childhood obesity is a national epidemic and Dr. Darius Veleas, D.C. is doing something about it. His new book helps parents with fun workouts that will give their kids positive energy, strength, and confidence; and the best part is it’s free on Kindle today. Orange County, CA (PRWEB) September 28, 2013 Childhood obesity rates have more than tripled over the past 30 years. In 1980, 6.5 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 11 were obese. By 2008 that percentage had skyrocketed...

2013-09-26 23:30:58

New reports reveal the impact that parents’ weight has on children. Diet Doc offers new prescription diet plans that now promote healthy and rapid weight loss leading to reduced childhood obesity by setting healthy examples. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 When children consume more calories than the body burns, the result is overweight and obese youth. There are various factors that affect childhood obesity, but the influence of children’s role models; their parents, is by...

2013-09-26 23:24:32

Award-winning, evidence-based program being phased into 15 more elementary schools this fall, including Quitman Street Community School in Newark. Newark, NJ (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance announced today another milestone in their joint anti-obesity initiative – Healthy U - to help the next generation of children live healthier lives. Established in 2008 as an after-school program and broadened last year to be...

2013-09-24 13:22:59

Research suggests communities may want to look beyond fast food outlets to the greater retail environment When it comes to addressing the obesity epidemic, fast food restaurants are a favorite target, with some communities, such as the city of Los Angeles, going so far as to ban the construction of new, standalone fast food restaurants in neighborhoods with a high density of fast food restaurants that are also plagued by a high obesity rate. But according to a new study coauthored by...

2013-09-18 23:34:00

Task force will explore how innovative policy changes can improve health in communities. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Women In Government will bring together women legislators from across the nation for a Childhood Obesity Task Force meeting in Oklahoma City, OK on September 21-22, 2013 to explore how policy changes at the state level can improve health in communities and help reverse the childhood obesity epidemic nationwide. Legislators and policy experts will...

2013-09-18 23:30:07

Nation’s #1 educational fitness program launches campaign to increase activity. New York City, NY (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 President Barack Obama may have proclaimed September National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, but a startup in New York City that has quickly risen to become the most-used educational fitness program in American schools says we must also place an emphasis on action and prevention. “To be somewhat blunt, awareness will only get us so far in this battle,”...

2013-09-17 23:24:35

More than 23 million children and teenagers in the United States are obese or overweight, increasing the likelihood of developing lifelong medical conditions. Dr. Marta Katalenas is working in her community to help reduce the risk. (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Dr. Marta Katalenas of the Pediatric Center of Round Rock will be hosting the second annual Kids Fitness Fun Day, this Saturday, September 22, 2013 in partnership with the Round Rock ISD Council of PTAs in an effort to bring attention...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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