Who will step up to take on the food industry like those heroes who took on tobacco?
By embracing the notion that sitting is the new smoking, we have actionable steps we can take to save lives and change behavior in the same way the tobacco control movement has saved the lives of millions during the last half century.
I remember that red lollipop like I wasn't six-years-old then and 46 now. Before being bestowed that glistening cellophane-wrapped, ruby-red, cherry-sweet consolation prize, I was just a little kid trapped in a world of grown-ups who hated themselves for reasons they were too ill-equipped to identify.
lenty of people in the city have dogs, and traveling doesn't impact the ability to take care of a dog. There is a point about the right age for a dog, but I have found four convincing reasons why my son should have a dog.
If we're going to make progress on obesity, the approach to tracking success must be collaborative, thoughtful, ongoing and included in the planning process.
Most scientists like to solve problems. That makes us very susceptible to anyone who asks us to come up with a solution to a technical challenge. Even worse, we love scientifically and technologically glamourous problems. And as a consequence, we are making decisions that I can only categorize as "really very stupid."
The Mediterranean countries have the highest childhood overweight and obesity prevalence in Europe and the recent economic crisis can only exacerbate the situation, due to the known link between overweight and a lower socio-economic status.
As the rest of America frets over ISIS, I'd like to turn my attention to what could be emerging as a much more serious and significant threat to national security. And no, I'm not talking about Khorasan. I'm talking about obesity.
We may all acknowledge, with the great pride warranted, that fighting childhood obesity and simultaneously marketing multicolored marshmallows and toaster pastries to our children as part of their complete breakfast is an impressive feat of cultural legerdemain.
This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made headlines for its approval of another obesity drug. News outlets worked hard to translate the meaning of this story, but they left out something important: heads.
understand what Warner Brothers was trying to do but am appalled at the way they went about it; and surprised that no one up the line questioned those underlying assumptions, especially in this day and age with the sensitivity to body issues.
Cyndi and her daughters represent millions of kids and families struggling to be healthy against great odds.
There is such joy to be found in food. It brings people together -- it's an opportunity to connect with our children in the kitchen, to learn about other cultures, to discover our similarities. Talking about how food affects our bodies is an important part of that process.
Should we know whether or not our kids, or ourselves, are overweight? Of course, just as we should know -- before a mechanical calamity -- that the oil in our car needs changing, or our tire pressure is low.
New school lunch regulations should not be thought about as a weight management diet, but a roadmap for health for each student involved. Breakfast, lunch and snacks at school allow us as a nation to demonstrate to millions of children each day what nutritious food looks like.