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  Dr. Karla Lester had been practicing medicine for seven years when she realized she needed to make a change. It wasn’t that she didn’t like her work; in fact, the Lincoln, Neb. pediatrician was more motivated than ever to improve... Read more
  "By 2030, it is estimated that up to 86 percent of Americans will be overweight and 51 percent will be obese! #childhoodobesity." — April 11 tweet from the Ohio foundation @ThosePickedLast. Pretty scary prediction, eh? Read more
April 14, 2011
  PreventObesity.net asked you to tell the USDA to approve improved nutrition standards for school meals. You responded in a big way. We’ll make the official announcement on Friday, but PreventObesity.net wanted to tell The Inside Track’s loyal readers the... Read more
 Normandie Nigh has worked for nearly 20 years to bring after-school physical education programs to Los Angeles schools. It hasn’t always been easy — but fortunately, she has Hercules on her side. Literally. A PreventObesity.net leader, Nigh is the executive director... Read more
 When Alfonso Basurto was in the fifth grade, he stole a package of weight loss supplements from the grocery store. Basurto wasn’t a born criminal — quite the opposite, considering he would eventually grow up and join the Sheriff’s Department. Rather, the... Read more
April 7, 2011
There’s less than a week left to tell the U.S. Department of Agriculture that you support improved nutrition standards in public schools. As many of you already are aware, the USDA is currently considering implementing new nutrition guidelines for school... Read more