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F As In FAT: Report

By at December 4, 2010 | 3:12 pm | 0 Comment

F As In FAT: Report

In this F as in Fat report, Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) finds that in the past year adult obesity rates increased in 28 states, while only the District of Columbia (D.C.) saw a decline. Nationally, two-thirds of adults and nearly one-third of children and teens are currently obese or overweight. Since 1980, the number of obese adults has doubled. Since 1970, the more...

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Letter to the President: Childhood Obesity

By at December 4, 2010 | 2:44 pm | 0 Comment

Letter to the President: Childhood Obesity

Letter to the President  Dear Mr President, One out of every three children is now overweight or obese, a condition that places them at greater risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, and cancer over the course of their lives.  This is not the future we want for our children, and it is a burden our health care system cannot bear.Nearly $150 billion per year more...

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Letter from Professor Jay

By at November 16, 2010 | 10:08 pm | 0 Comment

Letter from Professor Jay

Hey Professor Jay Here.    Nurse Kimberly and I created My Family Plate™ because we know there is a dire need for it. Summary of Problem:  With hectic schedules, limited budgets, and limited knowledge on basic nutrition and health, parents struggle to provide healthy meals and make physical activity time a daily routine for their more...

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Dr. Kanafani Interview (video interview)

By at November 6, 2010 | 2:45 pm | 2 Comments

Dr. Kanafani Interview (video interview)

Nurse Kimberly interviews Dr. Nadim Kanafani, M.D., a pediatric endocrinologist at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis. How do Children Get Adult Onset Diabetes? Obesity and genetic predisposition are both common threads in a child's development of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes was only previously ever seen in adults, and now children as young as 8 more...

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Obesity and Diabetes: Is Your Family At Risk?

By at October 20, 2010 | 10:27 pm | 0 Comment

Obesity and Diabetes: Is Your Family At Risk?

Written by: Kimberly Hickman, R.N. Obesity and Diabetes type 2: Is Your Family At Risk? Did you know that every year more people die from conditions related to diabetes than some forms of Cancer and AIDS? In some cases people are at risk for Type 2 Diabetes because of their family history. You can't change your family history but if you have been diagnosed with Type 2 more...

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