Tag Archive: obesity

Mar 07 2012

Racing the bulge

Childhood obesity has become a major public health problem. According to the National Institutes of Health, (NIH) childhood overweight and obesity has reached epidemic proportions nationally and globally. Crunching the numbers NIH says between 1970 and 2004, the prevalence of the overweight almost tripled among U.S. preschoolers and adolescents and quadrupled among children aged 6 …

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Feb 28 2012

Are you BalanceD?

By Caty Millburg Nutrition Expert The time to make a difference in your health is now!  With the current rate of obesity and obesity related diseases in the United States, our country is in need of a healthy lifestyle overhaul. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), East Texas is no exception.  In 2008 …

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Feb 21 2012

Free workshop on childhood obesity slated

The Tyler Public Library and St. Paul Children’s Foundation are joining forces to offer a free continuing education workshop for child care workers, teachers and parents. “Early Childhood and Obesity: What can you do?” is set for Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m.–Noon in the Library’s Taylor Auditorium. Valerie Smith, M.D., pediatrician and Jackie Erlandson, R. …

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Nov 28 2011

Catering to the frozen pizza lobby

Doting on the financial interests Coca Cola, ConAgra, and Del Monte instead of America’s school kids isn’t going to get the approval rating for Congress recover from an all-time low. By Jim Hightower How small-minded is Congress? How tangled-up in a right-wing ideological knot is it? How subservient to corporate lobbyists is it? The answers …

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Nov 01 2011

The skinny on farm subsidies and obesity

To make real, lasting improvements in our food system, we have to get to the root of the problem. By Wenonah Hauter and Carmen Rita Nevarez Obesity has reached epic proportions in the United States and its price tag is soaring. With one-third of adults and more than 12 million children and adolescents obese, the …

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Aug 23 2011

Battle of the bulge as big as Texas

By Todd Staples, Texas Agriculture Commissioner The latest “F as in Fat” report is out and the grades are not good. The research, sponsored by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, finds Texas has the unhealthy distinction of being among 12 states nationwide with adult obesity rates over 30 percent. …

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Jul 27 2011

Corporate America and obesity: Why Americans can’t live on food stamps

By K. I. Hope America is gaining weight and the most vulnerable populations are those with low levels of education and income, as well as those with black or Hispanic heritage. The most obese state in the country, Mississippi, also happens to be the poorest. And with the rates of obesity increasing in 16 states …

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Feb 09 2011

Obesity costs as big as Texas

Obesity costs Texas businesses $9.5 billion annually, and if the obesity rate and the cost of health care continue to increase as projected, the cost to businesses could reach $32.5 billion per year by 2030, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today. The price tag for obesity is almost triple an estimate Combs released in 2007. …

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