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Obesity in the News

Obesity is a much publicized and researched topic. This section will highlight some of the most interesting and innovative issues surrounding obesity in our Nation, in our State, and in our County.

Pennsylvania Department of Education Awards Funding to Support Childhood Obesity Prevention Efforts – August 21, 2009
http://www.rwjf.org/childhoodobesity/digest.jsp?id=21603

Wisconsin Coalition Launches Walk-to-School Program for Local Schools – August 25, 2009
http://www.rwjf.org/childhoodobesity/digest.jsp?id=21681

Report: Tips on Creating Fat-Fighting Communities – September 1, 2009
http://www.wsbt.com/health/56607367.html

Curbing Obesity Epidemic Key to Health Care Reform: Experts- September 11, 2009
http://www.healthfinder.gov/news/newsstory.aspx?docID=630849

Lunch Ladies Going Gourmet as Food Gets New Look- August 3, 2010
http://www.wsbt.com/health/Lunch-ladies-going-gourmet-as-food-gets-new-look--99750214.html

Pregnant Moms Who Overeat Could Make Obese Babies- August 5, 2010
http://www.wsbt.com/health/Pregnant-moms-who-overeat-could-make-obese-babies-100018049.html

FDA Releases Guidance on Federal Menu Labeling Requirements- August 25, 2010
http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm223880.htm

Baby Carrots Take on Junk Food with Hip Marketing Campaign- August 29, 2010
http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/2010-08-29-baby-carrots-marketing_N.htm?cid=xrs_rss-nd


For more information on obesity in the news

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
http://www.rwjf.org

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity
http://www.reversechildhoodobesity.org

Medline Plus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/obesity.html

Health Finder
http://www.healthfinder.gov