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July 14, 2011
  Elementary school kids might not know that Doug E. Fresh or Chuck D. are among the founding fathers of hip hop. But they do hear the rappers’ message that it’s important to “Exercise and Be Calorie Wise.” The hip... Read more
 Ten-year-old Nadia Cotton admits that when she first came to the Boys and Girls Club, she wasn’t exactly motivated to exercise. “I was so lazy,” Cotton says. “I was lazy, I didn’t want to do nothing.” But Cotton soon found her strength... Read more
  “Yeah, I know MS was named fattest state, w 34% of us obese. Why did you think we bless each other's hearts so often?” @drmoore, the Twitter handle of Mississippi-based minister and theologian Dr. Russell Moore, in a... Read more
  Today is the final day to tell the Federal Trade Commission and other federal agencies to implement principles designed to curb the amount of unhealthy food that's marketed to our kids. Below is a guest story written by co-director... 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