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Science Of School Lunch
2014-05-27 03:02:45

By Lee Ann Cox, The University of Vermont In terms of ambience, Charlotte Central’s cafeteria is -- well, conjure up your own elementary school lunch experience. There’s more than one reason to run to recess. But on a recent visit to observe a group of researchers from UVM’s Johnson Lab, the lunch ladies were serving up something more likely to be found on a restaurant menu: risotto with mushrooms and peas. It’s the result of a host of programs by schools around Vermont to offer...

2014-05-22 23:06:53

Dr. Pont, a pioneer in the field of childhood weight management, seeks to help children and their families lead healthier and happier lives through education and treatment of what is a dangerous epidemic in this country—obesity in children. Croton on Hudson, New York (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Camp Shane, the longest running and most successful children’s weight loss camp in the country, is delighted to announce the addition of prestigious pediatrician and childhood obesity expert, Dr....

2014-05-22 23:00:39

The Children’s Obesity Fund is sponsoring the 14th Annual HopeWalk and Kid’s Healthy Activity Fair coordinated by Hands for Hope in North Hollywood Park. A family event for both adults and kids, the 5K walk coupled with a huge, fun fair in the park are designed to get community members moving, teaching them how to live healthy and active lives. (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, is a sponsor of Hands for Hope’s 14th...

2014-05-20 12:33:17

Parents more likely to give schools a D or F when it comes to nutrition and physical education, says U-M National Poll on Children's Health ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents - especially those of overweight children - give schools a failing grade for efforts to encourage healthy habits that combat childhood obesity, according to a new poll from the University of Michigan. According to the latest University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital...

2014-05-16 23:08:40

N.C.O.F.®’s campaign intends to answer the questions most often asked by caregivers of children, “What can I feed my children and grandchildren that’s nutritious and healthy?” Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The National Childhood Obesity Foundation®, Inc. (N.C.O.F.®) announced its plans to launch a national “health and nutrition awareness” campaign featuring Celebrity Chef Nikki Shaw. The N.C.O.F.® awareness program will focus on educating children and...

Physical Activity For Kids Increased Using Virtual Pet
2014-05-15 03:37:03

April Bailey, University Of Georgia Placing children into a mixed reality-part virtual environment and part real world-has great potential for increasing their physical activity and decreasing their risk of obesity, according to University of Georgia researchers. Sixty-one Georgia 4-H'ers, 9-12 years old, participated in a study designed to increase awareness and reduce childhood obesity. Participants set goals for the amount of physical activity they wanted to complete throughout the...

2014-05-12 23:00:23

The Children’s Obesity Fund is supporting a new children’s obesity prevention program of the Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs with an initial donation in seed funding. Using the YMCA’s Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards, the program includes daily exercise and healthy snacks along with an educational component that will initially rollout at up to 20 of the YMCA’s after school sites, impacting approximately 1,000 children and eventually, it is the Alliance’s...

2014-05-09 19:50:19

University of Houston Research from the UH Department of Health and Human Performance, Texas Obesity Research Center A new study from the University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) finds childhood poverty reaches into the lives of white, Hispanic and African-American young adult women, contributing to their propensity to be overweight and obese. "We know that having a low socioeconomic status during childhood contributes to children being overweight or...

2014-05-07 23:01:07

The non-profit, Children’s Obesity Fund is a proud supporter of a new weight management program, the Pound Patrol, offered by Family First Center of Lake County in Illinois. The weekly summer classes help young people and their families to make healthier food and exercise choices and maintain their optimum weight. (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 The Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, is helping to fund Pound Patrol classes offered by the Family First...

2014-05-07 09:48:35

Being obese at age 25 increases risk for serious weight problems over 35 years of age according to new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Exposure to long-term obesity has become more common with increases in obesity at younger ages. Researchers examined the relationship between BMI at age 25, obesity later in life, and biological indicators of health. They found that people who were obese by age 25 had a higher chance of more severe obesity later in life, but...


Word of the Day
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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