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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 is partnering with our friends at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) and League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) for a summertime webinar series looking at the unique challenges the Latino community faces in... 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
  “Here’s an unexpected mind-body connection: #smoking, diabetes, and obesity may shrink your brain!” ­— @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
  Most folks in the childhood obesity movement likely have scanned nutrition labels looking for information such as calories, sodium and saturated fat content. In fact, anybody who is looking to eat healthier meals probably has done so.   But... 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