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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
  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
  “This week is National Childhood Obesity Week in the UK, where almost 30% of children are obese. Sound familiar?” — a Tuesday tweet from@picardcenter, the official Twitter handle of the Cecil J. Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong... Read more
June 30, 2011
  And the winner is. The Inside Track recently asked our readers to vote for the name of our blog. Many of you voted, and we’re happy to announce that the winner is "News Bites." Thank you to everyone who took part,... 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
June 30, 2011
  As someone dedicated to preventing obesity, you may be familiar with "F as in Fat," an annual report that has become a key tool for advocates in the field. For the past seven years, it has tracked obesity rates... Read more