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How the world could better fight obesity | McKinsey & Company

How the world could better fight obesity | McKinsey & Company | Current stats on obesity | Scoop.it
If the prevalence of obesity continues on its rising trend, almost half of the world’s adult population could be overweight or obese by 2030, imposing even greater personal, social, and economic costs. Effectively combating obesity around the world may require a comprehensive strategy of 44 interventions as part of a potential Obesity Abatement Program. A McKinsey Global Institute article.
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Shocking statistics - must read!

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Celebrate National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: Family weight loss tips

Celebrate National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: Family weight loss tips | Current stats on obesity | Scoop.it
In recent years, the knowledge that childhood obesity ranks as an epidemic has spread.
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The Good and Bad News About Obesity: It’s No Longer Rising, but It’s More Dangerous Than Ever | TIME.com

The Good and Bad News About Obesity: It’s No Longer Rising, but It’s More Dangerous Than Ever | TIME.com | Current stats on obesity | Scoop.it
Obesity is more deadly than previously thought, but a nationwide survey shows that after rising for decades, rates have not increased for the first time in 30 years.
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Rethinking the Happy Meal? Small prizes may get kids to pick up fruits and veggies at school.

Rethinking the Happy Meal? Small prizes may get kids to pick up fruits and veggies at school. | Current stats on obesity | Scoop.it
Giving kids a little prize might encourage them to choose the healthy food options at school.
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This is a great idea and makes a lot of sense. I encourage parents to create their own "happy meal" for their child by adding a sticker, eraser or love note into their packed lunch - believe it or not - teenager like it too!

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How Bill Clinton can now resist donuts and other temptations

How Bill Clinton can now resist donuts and other temptations | Current stats on obesity | Scoop.it
Each of us has our own temptations, says Walter Mischel, author of "The Marshmallow Test." For Mischel, it was smoking. For Clinton, it was junk food. Having the willpower to resist, Mischel explains, requires making the long-term consequences of each of those things more emotionally salient.
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Interesting discussion on willpower - an issue that comes up a lot when working with families on weight management.

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Early%20Childhood_Myths%20and%20Realities.pdf

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This is a wonderful layout of the myths around childhood obesity!

 

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