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August 11, 2011
  Jeffrey Mills knows it’s not enough to just introduce fresh fruits and vegetables to public school students. You’ve got to model it for them, too. But don’t worry — you won’t have to walk the runway. As director of... Read more
August 11, 2011
  Our next session, Physical Activity in Communities and Schools: The Impact on Latino Children and Youth, will be held at 2pm Eastern time on Aug. 23. The webinar is free. Click here to sign up.   About 200 people tuned in... Read more
 There’s good news and there’s bad news. The good news first: Kids are seeing fewer television advertisements from food and beverage companies. The bad news? Most of the ads they do see promote fast-food restaurants and foods that are high in... Read more
  Want to make sure an elementary schooler eats a salad? Just offer him the chance to win an autographed football signed by his favorite National Football League players.   That’s exactly what happened when Atlanta Public Schools partnered with the Atlanta Falcons and Sodexo-Jackmont,... Read more
  “Here’s an unexpected mind-body connection: #smoking, diabetes, and obesity may shrink your brain! http://ow.ly/5TrxV” ­— @Heart Diseases, linking to a study that shows it’s a “no-brainer” (ha!) that unhealthy living hurts the brain. Read more
August 4, 2011
 There’s a lot of talk in the childhood obesity movement about the unhealthy messages children see on television (just see our story above). But one project run by Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is broadcasting programming designed for kids to learn... Read more