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2010-02-09 12:18:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by PolicyLink CEO Angela Glover Blackwell: "Reversing the childhood obesity epidemic will require the kind of clear-eyed and compassionate leadership Michelle Obama demonstrated today. "As the First Lady stressed, too many of our children attend schools loaded with chips and soda -- and few healthy food options. For many black and Latino children, however, that bleak food landscape extends far beyond the school...

2010-02-09 11:40:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) welcomes and applauds the effort of First Lady Michelle Obama, who announced a new campaign to combat childhood obesity today. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090324/DC88061LOGO-b) AACE and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE), have initiated a number of programs and activities that will complement her efforts. "First Lady Obama's actions will also help...

2010-02-09 11:12:00

~More than 40 food and beverage company leaders send letter of support to Mrs. Obama~ WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The food and beverage industry applauds First Lady Michelle Obama for her leadership on this critical health issue," said Bailey. "Leadership from the Obama Administration as highlighted today by the First Lady will be extraordinarily helpful as we all work to solve this critical issue. Everyone has a role to play, including our industry. That is why in...

2010-02-09 10:34:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National League of Cities (NLC) would like to commend First Lady Michelle Obama for spearheading the administration-wide effort to combat childhood obesity announced today. The First Lady's work will have an immensely positive effect on our nation's health and wellness. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081022/NLCLOGO) The obesity campaign announced by the First Lady shows an understanding that municipal leaders need to play an...

2010-02-09 08:36:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo, Inc., world leader in Quality of Daily Life solutions, serving more than 2.8 million school meals daily to students in more than 470 school districts nationwide, announced today its participation in First Lady Michelle Obama's campaign to eliminate childhood obesity within a generation. Collectively, Sodexo and its industry partners serve over 750 million school meals annually. The agreement will affect 135,000 students in the 2010-2011...

2010-02-09 11:37:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon President Cyma Zarghami announced today that Nickelodeon will join the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, in her nationwide Let's Move www.LetsMove.gov campaign to solve the problem of childhood obesity in this generation. Nickelodeon will offer its resources and research to the campaign, including kid and family-targeted PSAs featuring the First Lady, and special programming events on its channels and websites. "Nickelodeon is...

2010-01-29 08:30:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michelle Obama may be the first African-American first lady, but in other respects she's not that different from her predecessors, says Wake Forest University Professor of Political Science Kathy Smith, who studies first ladies. "Michelle Obama offers continuity to the past with her traditional interpretation of the first lady role," says Smith, the author of a chapter on Rosalynn Carter in the book "American First Ladies" and...

2009-11-09 08:37:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Glamour magazine announces its annual Women of the Year tribute with 11 extraordinary and inspirational winners and one special-recognition honoree. Glamour's honorees have made unprecedented contributions to the worlds of entertainment, business, sports, fashion, science and politics. L'Oreal Paris is the title sponsor of the celebration at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The 2009 Women of the Year are profiled in the December issue of Glamour, on...

2009-10-28 10:42:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year Glamour celebrates Women of the Year by paying tribute to courageous and inspiring women who are changing the world. This year the magazine features First Lady Michelle Obama on the cover, accompanied by an interview with new Glamour monthly columnist Katie Couric in which they discuss the importance of role models and mentoring the next generation. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091028/NY00590-a) (Photo:...

2009-10-23 15:14:00

Dia de la Mujer Latina(TM) Founder and CEO Venus Gines Provides Testimony on Her Own Experiences with Coverage Denials Due to a Pre-Existing Condition, Shares PAF 2008 Patient Data Access Report Findings Highlighting Nationwide Access to Care Issues WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) -- a national non-profit organization providing patient services to tens of thousands of patients every year who are unable to obtain access to care because...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'