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September 22, 2011
Just a minute.   That’s the philosophy behind the JAM School Program, which provides free wellness tips and activities for teachers at about 15,000 schools in North America. The highlight of the program is the “JAMmin’ Minute,” a one-minute fitness routine... Read more
September 22, 2011
 The Coca-Cola Formula — that is, the recipe for the world’s No. 1 soft drink — is considered to be among the most closely guarded secrets in the world. Legend has it that only a handful of top Coke executives... Read more
  “60% of Americans are overweight or obese but ironically they are also malnourished. Poor quality food=Poor quality body.” —@JeanetteJenkins, known as “The Hollywood Trainer,” in a Monday tweet. Numerous studies have shown that people who live in food deserts... 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 PreventObesity.net family was well-represented among speakers. Leadership for Healthy Communities (LHC) sponsored... Read more
   “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