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February 23, 2012
It’s not just for 1950s beach blanket babes anymore: Hula Hooping is making a comeback, and one PreventObesity.net Leader is using the hippy workout to help young people get in shape.Gina Giargente is the founder of Hoop2Health, an educational program that teaches... Read more
February 23, 2012
  Baseball has one. Rock and Roll has one. Heck, even New Jersey has one. Now the organization Marketing Disease Prevention + Awareness (MDPA) is starting its own Hall of Fame, designed to honor marketing and public health professionals who have improved... Read more
February 16, 2012
 As the general manager of the Atlanta Falcons, Thomas Dimitroff is charged with overseeing the operations of one of professional football’s most competitive teams. But Dimitroff doesn’t just love the gridiron; he’s also an avid bicyclist who works to promote... Read more
February 16, 2012
  Convincing restaurants and local retailers to offer healthy foods and beverages can be a daunting task but two great new toolkits offer help to folks looking to implement such initiatives in their communities.   The National Policy & Legal... Read more
February 16, 2012
  Chips. Candy. Even cupcakes.   When one thinks about the snacks typically found in vending machines, healthy fare doesn’t normally come to mind. Salt, sugar and saturated fat do.   But as schools, recreational facilities, offices and other workplaces... Read more
  “The Department of Defense considers obesity not only a national problem but a national security issue." reut.rs/wfdvso #childobesity.” —@Mission_Ready, the Twitter handle of the national security nonprofit Mission Readiness. Military officials unveiled new nutrition guidelines for troops last week, citing a... Read more