The Affordable Care Act will eventually require all restaurant chains with more than 20 locations and vending operators with more than 20 vending machines to clearly post calorie information for the items on their menus and in their machines. In anticipation of the law, The American Beverage Association launched a pilot project that will display … [ Read full post ]
‘Child Obesity’ Archive
Laws that ban junk food sold in schools may be making a difference in the fight against childhood obesity, according to today’s article in the New York Times. The study published in American Academy of Pediatrics, used data on 6,300 fifth to eighth grade students in 40 states over a period of time … [ Read full post ]
Many parents are not taking their kids outside to play everyday, according to a recent study published in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.
Parents with children ages 3-5 answered one question as part of the much larger Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort: “In the past month, how often did you take … [ Read full post ]
Susan H. Babey, a Center research scientist, is the author of a journal article that reveals teens are glued to their TV or computer screens more than 24 hours a week. In this interview, Babey sheds light on why teens watch TV and use computers so much, how the physical environment impacts this … [ Read full post ]
Join Kaiser Permanente, the Public Health Institute and civic leaders from across the nation on June 28 for a free webinar to discuss strategies to convert the power of the Weight of the Nation™ films and campaign assets into tangible action for healthier food, beverage, social, and community environments.
The web forum will highlight … [ Read full post ]