At the USDA blog, Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra in the posting “Seeking Game-Changing Solutions to Childhood Obesity” writes that the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture hosted a workshop to gather insight from leading experts in the fields of gaming and technology to inform the development of a nutrition game-design challenge. For my money, there’s nothing better than Pajama Sam and “You are what you eat from your head to your feet.” What could be better?
Professor Kathy Kolasa, a registered dietitian and Ph.D., who works with the Family Medicine Center, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University wrote int he Greenville Daily Reflector encouraging folks to “Take time to learn about food, nutrition.”
New York Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer in the article “Snack Times Never Ends” writes that the percent of the American population eating three or more snacks a day increased to 42 percent from 11 percent between 1977 and 2002.
Wall Street Journal reporter David Biderman in the article “Baseball’s war against hamburgers” writes that the Los Angeles Dodgers will ship their players to Arizona next week for a six-day health-food boot camp.
The Charlotte Business Journal in the article “NC rsearch campus launches scholars program” notes that the Kannapolis Scholars program began Thursday and will be overseen by N.C. State University.
Grist writer Tom Laskawy in the article “How th 40 year drop in the minimum wage helped cause obesity” writes that economists have drilled down into these issues and claim to have found a specific link between a drop in the minimum wage and obesity.