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  When roughly three dozen leaders in the childhood obesity movement gathered in Washington last week for a food marketing roundtable, they discussed an eclectic mix of new research that had been unveiled in recent months. But one new report... Read more
  Dr. Karla Lester had been practicing medicine for seven years when she realized she needed to make a change. It wasn’t that she didn’t like her work; in fact, the Lincoln, Neb. pediatrician was more motivated than ever to improve... Read more
April 7, 2011
There’s less than a week left to tell the U.S. Department of Agriculture that you support improved nutrition standards in public schools. As many of you already are aware, the USDA is currently considering implementing new nutrition guidelines for school... Read more
 When Alfonso Basurto was in the fifth grade, he stole a package of weight loss supplements from the grocery store. Basurto wasn’t a born criminal — quite the opposite, considering he would eventually grow up and join the Sheriff’s Department. Rather, the... Read more
  The Inside Track can’t help but give a shout-out this week to PreventObesity.net leader Grace Freedman, who over the past several days has made waves in social media circles for several of her efforts. Freedman runs Eatdinner.org, a website dedicated... Read more
April 7, 2011
  But it’s too expensive. Those four words are perhaps the most common excuse people give when explaining why they don’t eat more fruits and vegetables. Sure, produce is healthy, but people argue it’s just too pricey. Fair enough —... Read more