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2014-03-14 12:25:05

Physical Activity Program Joins Dialogue in Helping Fight America's Childhood Obesity Crisis CANTON, Mass., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today BOKS (Build Our Kids' Success), a free before-school physical activity program, joins Partnership for a Healthier America's (PHA) "Building a Healthier Future Summit" from March 12-14, 2014 in Washington, D.C. An initiative of Reebok and the Reebok Foundation, BOKS joins other top companies and powerful leaders in an effort to create a healthier...

2014-03-14 08:27:28

Del Monte Foods announces five-year commitment to help increase fruit and vegetable consumption among children SAN FRANCISCO, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Del Monte Foods announced today it has joined the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama to end the childhood obesity crisis, in a five-year commitment to help increase fruit and vegetable consumption among children. The commitment includes...

2014-03-14 08:26:36

On Day Two of PHA's annual Summit, three groups announce new commitments aimed at ending the childhood obesity epidemic WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, during the second day of the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA)'s Building a Healthier Future Summit, Dannon, Del Monte and Kwik Trip announced new commitments to make healthier choices more accessible and affordable for busy parents and families. PHA, which is hosting the summit, works with the private sector...

2014-03-14 00:23:08

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today together with the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) at the 2014 Building a Healthier Future Summit, The Dannon Company announced a landmark commitment to further improve the nutrition profile of its yogurt products. As part of its four-part commitment, Dannon will further improve by 10 percent the nutrient density of its products in part by increasing nutrients that are encouraged in a healthy diet, while reducing total sugar and fat,...

2014-03-12 16:25:46

PHA's more than 60 private sector partners are making healthy choices available to millions of busy parents and families WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama to garner meaningful commitments to help end childhood obesity in a generation, today released its second annual report on the progress of private sector commitments to address the crisis....

2014-03-05 23:31:10

In response to an article published by Medicalnewstoday.com, Dr. Demetrios Gabriel says the Health Lunchbox Challenge could lead the way in preventing childhood obesity. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 Dr. Demetrios Gabriel responds to an article published on February 20 by Medicalnewstoday.com, which highlights the implementation of a social experiment known as the HLC, or the Healthy Lunchbox Challenge, into kids’ summer camps. An article published on February 20th by Medical...

2014-03-05 14:27:24

The opening or expansion of a casino in a community is associated with increased family income, decreased poverty rates and a decreased risk of childhood overweight or obesity, according to a study in the March 5 issue of JAMA. Obesity disproportionately affects children with low economic resources at the family and community levels. Few studies have evaluated whether this association is a direct effect of economic resources. "American Indian-owned casinos have resulted in increased...

2014-03-05 12:25:26

--Khalili Center Working to Expand Awareness and Provide Solutions to Obesity Issues as Official Bariatric Consultant to NFL Former Players Association, LA Chapter-- BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to engage and educate former sports professionals on obesity issues, Khalili Center (http://www.khalilicenter.com), a Beverly Hills weight loss surgery practice, represented by one of its leading surgeons Dr. Gregg Kai Nishi, recently made a presentation...

2014-03-04 23:27:27

In response to an article published by Pediatricnews.com, Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, says that society should remain focused on the fight against childhood obesity. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, responds to an article published on February 25 by Pediatricnews.com, which talks about the prevalent rate of obesity among young American children and what we need...

Childhood Obesity And Weight Gain Linked To Bedroom TVs
2014-03-04 09:03:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Does your child have a television in their bedroom? Then they may be at an increased risk for getting fat. According to a study published on Monday in JAMA Pediatrics, children between the ages of 10 and 14 who had a TV in their bedroom weighed around one pound more than their peers without a bedroom TV. The study found that the additional weight was unrelated to how much TV kids watched in their bedrooms. The study included over...


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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