Globalization of obesity
- Childhood Obesity Task Force Unveils Action Plan. // Nutraceuticals World;Jun2010, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p18
The article reports on the action plan of the Childhood Obesity Task Force in the U.S. on solving the problem of childhood obesity.
- Childhood Obesity Task Force. // ED Review;3/19/2010, p5
The article focuses on the request by the U.S. departments of Education, Agriculture, and Health and Human Services for ideas to assist the new Task Force on Childhood Obesity in developing recommendations for public and private actions to solve the problem of obesity among children.
- Body mass index cut-offs for screening for childhood overweight and obesity in Indian children. Khadilkar, V.; Khadilkar, Anuradha; Borade, A.; Chiplonkar, S. // Indian Pediatrics;Jan2012, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p29
Objective: To develop age and sex specific cut-offs for BMI to screen for overweight and obesity in Indian children linked to an adult BMI of 23 and 28 kg/m respectively, using contemporary Indian data. Design: Cross-sectional. Setting: Multicentric, School based. Participants: 19834 children...
- Jared Fogle. // NEA Today;May/Jun2009, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p19
The article presents an interview with Jared Fogle, the spokesman for the restaurant chain Subway. Topics discussed include the ways in which teachers and schools can help eliminate childhood obesity, the "at-risk" behaviors that school administrators should be aware of, and what it is like to...
- Their Future Depends on Us. Harper, Symanthia // American Fitness;May/Jun2008, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p20
The article discusses the problem of childhood obesity in the U.S. A 2005 study from Tufts University showed that once excess weight sets in, it tends to stubbornly stay for life. Other evidence states that overweight kids have a 70 percent chance of becoming overweight or obese adults. Society...
- Socio-cultural determinants of adiposity and physical activity in preschool children: A crosssectional study. Bürgi, Flavia; Meyer, Ursina; Niederer, Iris; Ebenegger, Vincent; Marques-Vidal, Pedro; Granacher, Urs; Kriemler, Susi; Puder, Jardena J. // BMC Public Health;2010, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p733
Background: Both individual socio-cultural determinants such as selected parental characteristics (migrant background, low educational level and workload) as well as the regional environment are related to childhood overweight and physical activity (PA). The purpose of the study was to compare...
- ARE ALL OUR CHILDREN GETTING FATTER? // Archives of Disease in Childhood;Apr2003 Supplement, Vol. 88, pA66
Presents an abstract of the study 'Are All Our Children Getting Fatter? Obesity Trends From the N.I. Young Hearts Project,' by D.C. Watkins, L.J. Murray, C.A.G. Boreham et al, presented at the 7th Spring Meeting of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
- Independent Nurse: Professional Resources - In numbers - Obesity and parental BMI. // GP: General Practitioner;2/19/2010, p48
The article reports that according to the Health Survey for England, 20% of boys and 21% of girls living with overweight or obese parents were obese in comparison to 11% boys and 10% girls living in normal/underweight households in 2007.
- 15%. // ASRT Scanner;Aug/Sep2009, Vol. 41 Issue 6, p9
The article states that the U.S. government believes 15 percent of Americans will be obese by 2010. In 1991, no state had a rate above 20 percent, while as of 2009, only Colorado falls below that. Mississippi remains at 32.5 percent for the fifth consecutive year, with 44 percent of its children...