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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
  “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
  “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
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
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