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Sep 04, 2008

Nutrition Education Games For Kids- Vote for Nourish Interactive-You Can Help Us Win!

I am asking for your help, to vote for Nourish Interactive in ideablob's sprint contest! Your vote can help Nourish Interactive win the prize to develop a new educational game to teach kids about nutrition and portion control! I have submitted N...
Aug 08, 2008

Let's not get stuck on a label for childhood obesity, let's get moving on solutions

Well, according to this article, England's government has now created a new national policy measuring program that essentially will send height and weight measurements home as part of a school report card.Here is a few interesting notes: they will no...
Jul 18, 2008

Are your kids getting enough activity?

According to the latest study published by the National Institutes of Health, children between the ages of 9 and 15 were not getting the recommended amount of daily activity. According to the the new MyPyramid guidelines, children need at least one ho...
Jul 16, 2008

Strokes, increased risk of heart attack's as overweight children get older

Certainly the prediction of stroke and heart attacks in adults is not surprising. But what is scary is the age. We are talking about young adults that are predicted to have these diseases in their thirties. It comes from being overweight for so many...
Jun 13, 2008

Is it too late?....No!

Several scary health predictions about this generation of children.It's sad to talk about this generation's health future. No, it's scary to talk about this generation's future. A generation that may, for the first time ever, live a shorter lifespan...
Jun 02, 2008

Some Florida parents don't like health report cards

Florida parents are now receiving a health report on their child using a BMI score to measure if the child is at a healthy weight. In Florida, parents received health report cards that were based on their child's BMI age-to-percentile score. To ...
May 30, 2008

What the candidates say about childhood nutrition

The three candidates, Clinton Obama and McCain discuss their views on childhood obesity and nutrition.According to this article, here is what each candidates says about childhood obesity: Clinton: ban junk food in school that participate in school l...
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