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Sheryl Young

Blog Entries by Sheryl Young

Finding Balance: Why We Cannot Solve the Nation's Obesity Challenge Until We Include All Children

0 Comments | Posted November 2, 2011 | 9:00 AM

Few public health issues have received more attention in recent years than childhood obesity. Yet the population perhaps most affected by this epidemic has been left out of the national conversation completely: children with special needs and disabilities. These children are 38% more likely than others to be obese and...

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Doing Nothing Is Not an Option

0 Comments | Posted February 15, 2011 | 11:34 AM

Admit it! You've used the "r" word once in your lifetime; it's become a part of our everyday dialogue. Fortunately, organizations like Special Olympics and Best Buddies have begun to "Spread the Word to End the Word!" But using the word is not the only thing that needs to end;...

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