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  “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
  When Federal Trade Commission staff attorney Michelle Rusk spoke about proposed food marketing principles at an obesity conference last week, she proved that even wonky government bureaucrats have a sense of humor. Rusk is a staffer for the Interagency... Read more
July 8, 2011
  Obesity rates rose in 16 states in the past year, 38 states have obesity rates above 25 percent, and 12 states have rates above 30 percent, according to a just-released, highly detailed report analyzing obesity in the United States. ... 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
"1800 people in attendance is a sign that something huge is happening" -- @MichaelRDimock #COC11." – a Tuesday tweet from @ObesityConf, the official Twitter handle of the 6th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference. Dimock is the president of Roots of Change, a nonprofit... Read more
June 30, 2011
  About a month ago, announced in The Inside Track that we would be launching a new campaign designed to limit aggressive food and beverage marketing to kids. Many of you offered your support for the effort, and we’re excited to... Read more