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  One of the childhood obesity movement’s leading nonprofit research and public policy groups is looking to hire someone to oversee its advocacy efforts on food marketing to young people.   The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity is seeking a... Read more
January 12, 2012
 The Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC) worked on childhood obesity before working on childhood obesity was cool. Since 2002, CLOCC has brought the Windy City together to collaborate on efforts to reduce obesity rates in the city. More than... Read more
  A new report from our friends at the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) finds millions of Americans report it is “not easy to get affordable fresh fruits and vegetables,” with low-income and some minority groups reporting the greatest... Read more
January 5, 2012
A few years ago, Cindy Sardo caught the episode of The Rachel Ray Show in which the perky celebrity chef unveiled her childhood obesity advocacy nonprofit, Yum-O! During the show, Ray encouraged viewers to take steps in their own community to combat the epidemic,... Read more
“The @latimes takes a closer look at physical education and academic performance. In short, it's (probably) really good.lat.ms/Au4ujs.” — @Kaboom, the Twitter handle of KaBoom!, in a Tuesday tweet. Lead by PreventObesity.net Leader Darell Hammond, the nonprofit has helped communities build... Read more
January 5, 2012
  Farmers’ markets aren’t just for grown-ups anymore.   Each month at after-school sites such as the Boys and Girls Club or YMCA, the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County hosts a kids-focused farmers’ market, offering healthy fruits and vegetables to... Read more