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    Weight Monitoring Programs in U.S. School

    Carrie Arnold talked about her Pacific Standard piece, “The Youngest Casualties in the War on Obesity.” In the article she examines evidence that nutrition and weight screenings in U.S. schools may be…

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    Child Nutrition Programs

    Education, medical, and military officials testified about some of the ways child nutrition programs affect issues such as national security, economic vitality, and the health of children and…

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    White House Healthy Food Initiatives

    Sam Kass, White House senior nutrition policy adviser, talked about first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative which he was directing. He said the initiative to combat childhood obesity…

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    Hunger, Obesity and Global Food Policy

    Social entrepreneur and activist Ellen Gustafson addressed students at Pepperdine University. She talked about her research on the relationships between hunger, obesity, and global food…

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    Battling Obesity

    Panelists talked about battling what was seen as an epidemic of obesity. The leading health threat in American, obesity was viewed around the world as a deadly American import. Panelists discussed what had or had…

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    Sugar Policy, Health Care, and the Law

    Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco, spoke to students at the University of California Hastings Law School, where he studied food…

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    Obsessed: America's Food Addiction - And My Own

    Mika Brzezinski talked about her book, Obsessed: America’s Food Addiction - And My Own, in which she presents her thoughts on obesity in the United States. In her book, the author examines…

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    Summit on Childhood Obesity

    First lady Michelle Obama gave a keynote address at a childhood obesity summit which looked at ways the private sector can help parents promote a healthy lifestyle to their children. Mayor Corey Booker announced…

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    Dr. Oz on Personal and Governmental Responsibility

    Dr. Mehmet Oz spoke about the balance between personal and state responsibility for health. He urged governors to make health a top priority in their states, warning against obesity, a…

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    School-Based Solutions to Obesity

    Panelists discussed the growing epidemic of childhood obesity and steps school can take to encourage children to practice healthy eating and exercise habits. Topics included healthy eating…

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    Billie Jean King Remarks on Child Fitness

    Tennis champion Billie Jean King talked about U.S. Tennis Association efforts to get more kids to participate in tennis and embrace a healthy and active lifestyle. She described tennis as a…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the question “Proposed NYC Soda Ban: Your Opinion?” A video clip was shown of a comment the previous day by House Majority Leader Boehner (R-OH).…

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    Obesity in the United States

    Kevin Concannon and Williams Dietz talked about nutrition and America’s growing obesity problem. They focused on nutrition and America’s growing obesity problem.

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    Obesity In the United States

    Dan Glickman talked about the new Institute of Medicine report on the obesity rate in the United States, “Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation.” He…

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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines were open for comments on new Center for Disease Control and Prevention projections that the U.S. obesity rate will rise to 42 percent by 2030.

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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Telephone lines were open for comments on new Center for Disease Control and Prevention projections that the U.S. obesity rate will rise to 42 percent by 2030.

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    Bullying and Safe Schools

    Members of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance held a news conference to call for changes to the Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2010, which did not prohibit bullying based on weight, height or…

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    Task Force on Childhood Obesity

    Michelle Obama and other Obama administration officials unveiled the findings of the Childhood Obesity Task Force report. Their goal was to reduce the level of overweight children from 20%…

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    Childhood Obesity in the U.S.

    Matthew Shimura talked about his video, Childhood Obesity: A Challenge Facing America , the middle school section first prize-winning video. He is a seventh grader at Punahou School in Honolulu,…

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    Michelle Obama on Childhood Obesity Prevention

    First Lady Michelle Obama and C-SPAN StudentCam Contest First Prize Middle School Winner Matthew Shimura talked about fighting childhood obesity, the subject of Matthew’s video and part of Mrs. Obama…

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