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   “Of course America has an obesity problem when most cities have 52 swimming pools and 552 McDonalds!” — comedian and witty fashion critic Joan Rivers, summing up how unhealthy environments effect obesity rates. Read more
September 15, 2011
  First Lady Michelle Obama has never shied away from playtime. As part of her efforts to reduce childhood obesity through her Let’s Move campaign, Obama is frequently seen hula-hooping on the White House lawn. Now, she’s jumping rope. Obama... Read more
  Hundreds of local policymakers and health advocates traveled to Washington last week to brainstorm ways to reverse childhood obesity in a tight economic climate — and the family was well-represented among speakers. Leadership for Healthy Communities (LHC) sponsored... Read more
September 15, 2011
 The Inside Track profiled Leader Karla Lester and her organization, Teach a Kid to Fish, in April. At the time, Lester was in the midst of developing an integrated model between health care providers and schools to figure out the... Read more
  I write a lot about the importance of healthy school meals in The Inside Track (just see the item below). But rarely do I or any of my colleagues actually leave our comfortable confines in downtown Washington to see (and taste)... Read more
September 8, 2011
  Jessica Donze Black still remembers the moment in the mid-1990s when a young child suffering from type 2 diabetes walked into the weight management clinic where she worked.   Donze Black was floored. Children weren’t supposed to get type... Read more