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September 15, 2011
 The Inside Track profiled PreventObesity.net 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
September 15, 2011
 When Gillia Olson set out to write a children’s book about the country’s nutritional guidelines, she thought she’d be working with a pyramid. Instead, she found herself working with a plate. Olson is the author of “MyPlate and You,” a... Read more
September 8, 2011
  It’s the third webinar in our free summertime series, which we’re hosting alongside our friends at the Mexican American League Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). Click here to register. Read more
  ‘“All kids deserve… knowledge, engagement, and access to healthy food! Whatever you call it, food education is key!’ nyti.ms/oX7Eva.” —@FoodCorps, linking to a New York Times opinion piece urging the revival of home economics curriculum as one way to reduce obesity.  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
  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