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Partnership for a Healthier America

It's OK: Let Elmo Be a Carrot Pusher

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Bettina Elias Siegel

The Produce Marketing Association's growers, suppliers and retailers will be allowed for two years to use iconic characters such as Elmo and Big Bird in messaging and on produce sold in stores -- all without paying any licensing fees.

On the "A" w/ Souleo: Songs for a Healthier America Album Uses Hip-Hop to Fight Childhood Obesity

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

The piercing cheers of over 500 NYC school kids trumpeted the kickoff of the free album, Songs for a Healthier America, a which features health-conscious songs by Ashanti, Jordin Sparks, Ariana Grande and more.

Michelle Obama, Please Don't Water Down Your 'Drink Up' Water Campaign

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Nancy Huehnergarth

If Mrs. Obama is unwilling to highlight that water should replace sugary drinks and hesitant to promote tap water as heavily as bottled, I'm going to be deeply disappointed.

Calling All Role Models -- Including Elmo

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 05.17.2013 | Impact
Jackie Ostfeld

Sierra Club's role models don't have red fur or say "oh boy, that tickles" when you squeeze them; they're just ordinary people like you and me doing extraordinary things every day in their communities.

60-Plus Minutes of Physical Activity a Day Where Kids Live, Learn and Play

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D. | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D.

There are lots of ways to fit physical activity into the school day, through enhanced PE classes, recess, walking or biking to and from school, creating before- and after-school activities, and introducing classroom activity breaks.

Hyatt Tunes Up Menus

Christine Negroni | Posted 07.22.2012 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Look, I like to eat as much as the next gal. And traveling offers so many opportunities to experience local flavors. But Hyatt's new menus will also, finally, offer healthy options on the road.

Giving Back and Getting Balanced

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

If we do not change our habits by 2020, children today will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. It would be the first time that this has happened in 200 years.

Too Fat to Fight

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Linda Novick O'Keefe

If three-quarters of Americans aged 17-24 can't enter the military because they are ineligible, doesn't that make childhood obesity a national security issue?

The SUPERVALU of Giving Back

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 01.14.2012 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

On Monday I had the privilege to interview Craig Herkert, CEO of SUPERVALU, about his company's role in the fight for food equity.

Mrs. Obama Says "Let's Move!"

Dr. David Washington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Washington

Through all of us doing our part, we can prove the researchers wrong who warn that this could be the first generation of children in 200 years to live a shorter lifespan than their parents, due to obesity.