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April 21, 2011
  When policymakers, advocates and experts get together to discuss ways to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic, they offer an eclectic mix of perspectives and ideas on how best to solve the crisis. But there’s usually one thing missing: the... Read more
April 21, 2011
  Who doesn’t get excited to visit sunny Southern California in the middle of summer? The Inside Track is already planning our schedule for the upcoming 6th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference, slated to take place June 28 through July 1... Read more
  "Great Time at Mehmet Oz/Healthcorps Gala in NYC last night. I sang-badly!-Ben Vereen sang much better!" — @DrDavidKatz in an April 14 tweet. The founding director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center appeared at the "Fresh from the... 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 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 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 leader, Nigh is the executive director... Read more