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November 17, 2011
  When shopping for a new dishwasher, one of the things you probably look at is the machine’s Energy Star rating. The simple, easy-to-understand system explains how energy-efficient the dishwasher is, and the program has long helped Americans reduce their energy use... Read more
November 17, 2011
When it comes to school gardens, it’s not all about the food. That’s the message Jane Hirschi found herself presenting as she and her organization, CitySprouts, convinced school officials in Cambridge, Mass., to plant a garden on each campus. Of course,... Read more
“Diabetes hits hardest in states with the highest rates of obesity and poverty bit.ly/5WATaZ #VaultPick” —@amednews, the Twitter handle of American Medical News, in a tweet on World Diabetes Day. The organization linked to a 2009 story showing that action to prevent... Read more
November 10, 2011
  Jason and Jodi Tatum aren’t your typical obesity experts. They haven’t spent years studying the food industry or looking at reshaping city infrastructure to encourage physical activity.   The husband and wife simply saw the effects of the epidemic and wanted... Read more
November 10, 2011
  As the old cliché goes, a picture’s worth a thousand words.   When PreventObesity.net Leader Jennifer Barber and the folks at Arizona in ACTION wanted to explain the Grand Canyon State’s rising obesity rates at their health fair this past weekend, they decided... Read more
“Thanks to all who helped me with my marathon run. I cramped up pretty bad a few times, but you all helped me push through !” —@RichardBlais, winner of “Top Chef All Stars,” in a Nov. 6 tweet. Blais ran... Read more