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  “This week is National Childhood Obesity Week in the UK, where almost 30% of children are obese. Sound familiar?” — a Tuesday tweet from@picardcenter, the official Twitter handle of the Cecil J. Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong... Read more
  “Which came first: the food desert or the obesity epidemic? What do YOU think the root causes of each are?” — @ReStoreNshville, which also linked to this story inThe Economist about the obesity crisis. The magazine concludes the price of food is to... Read more
July 8, 2011
  During the past year, Taylor Behmke spent much of his free time launching and then implementing a produce-buying club at a church in Trenton, N.J. After those efforts proved fruitful, he now has his sights set on starting a similar effort... Read more
June 30, 2011
  And the winner is. The Inside Track recently asked our readers to vote for the name of our blog. Many of you voted, and we’re happy to announce that the winner is "News Bites." Thank you to everyone who took part,... Read more
June 30, 2011
  As someone dedicated to preventing obesity, you may be familiar with "F as in Fat," an annual report that has become a key tool for advocates in the field. For the past seven years, it has tracked obesity rates... Read more
  When White House Assistant Chef Sam Kass spoke at the 6th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference on June 28, he elicited the attention of several dozen young ladies in the audience. But one other conference attendee also had his eyes set on... Read more