Tag Archives: nutrition

Michele Obama launches campaign to raise healthier children

ABC News reporters Sharyn Alfonsi and Christine Brozyna in the story “The Obamas fight against childhood obesity” write that First Lady Michelle Obama Pledges to Increase Number of Healthy Schools.

Childhood Obesity Battle Is Taken Up by First Lady – New York Times

First lady Michelle Obama: ‘Let’s move’ and work on childhood obesity problem – Washington Post

Michelle Obama says ‘Let’s Move’ on obesity in American kids – Christian Science Monitor

Fact Check: The cost of obesity – CNN

First Lady Michelle Obama Launches Let’s Move: America’s Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids – The White House

Gaming to teach nutrition

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?

ECU’s Kolasa: Take time to learn about food, nutrition

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.”

US is snack happy

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.

Major League Baseball becoming more food conscious

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.

Kannapolis Scholars to study nutrition

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.

Drop in minimum wage and obesity linked

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.