Obesity

I’m all about health promotion. Really!

August 7, 2013
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I’m all about health promotion. Really!

If you have explored this blog at all, you might wonder where are all the health posts. Over the past year most of my posts have been about politics..and this is supposed to be a policy and health space. I apologize. Please believe that I do engage in health promotion on a daily basis. I work for…

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Parents fight to keep kids healthy.. AWESOME!

September 8, 2011
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At last nights First 5 Regional Parent Meeting I was inspired by the earnestness, dedication and energy of the parents working to make a difference. I wanted to bottle it up and take it with me!

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McDonald’s Makes Happy Meals More Healthy!

July 26, 2011
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McDonald’s Makes Happy Meals More Healthy!

The Happy Meal is headed for a nutrition overhaul. Bowing to pressure that its kids’ meals haven’t been healthful enough, McDonald’s will downsize french fries and put a fresh fruit or veggie in every Happy Meal. Apple slices have long been an option with the Happy Meal. But the problem has been that parents have…

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I have a problem with being misled.

July 12, 2011
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I have a problem with being misled.

I am too easily swayed by commercials. Most importantly, I don't appreciate being lured into unhealthy eating on purpose.

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“Summer…Summer..Summer TIME!”

June 17, 2011
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“Summer…Summer..Summer TIME!”

Go outside! Stay outside until the street lights come on. Don't come in unless you have to pee! ;)

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23 million children and teens are obese or overweight..

March 1, 2011
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This video posted by SaludToday is about Hispanic children..but has dire implications for children all across America. Particularly the impact of negative marketing and increased screen time has on physical activity and caloric intake.

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Let’s Bike! | Let’s Move

January 11, 2011
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  Do you remember when you learned how to ride your bike?  Read how Boston helps to make this rite of passage into a city wide event! Let’s Bike! | Let’s Move.

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Thanks Sarah Palin. You rock! ;)

December 2, 2010
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Sarah Palin is allowing bloggers to have the BEST WEEK EVER. She's bashing the Bushes and the Obamas. No one is safe!

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“They’ve come for our Happy Meals”!!

November 6, 2010
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Tony Hick's wants to make sure you have the right to feed your kids unhealthy meals. *eyeroll*

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Change requires all of us.

November 1, 2010
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You may not have all the money needed, but you have the power to make change.

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