Obesity in America
74 views | +0 today
Follow
Obesity in America
Obesity and its effects on American culture
Curated by Zach Blomeley
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Zach Blomeley
Scoop.it!

Childhood obesity ad campaign sparks controversy - London Free Press

Childhood obesity ad campaign sparks controversy - London Free Press | Obesity in America | Scoop.it
Sun News NetworkChildhood obesity ad campaign sparks controversyLondon Free PressBy Sheena Goodyear, QMI Agency The Strong4Life campaign, run by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, has come under fire for ads critics say contribute to the stigma of...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Zach Blomeley
Scoop.it!

Internal Dissent: Can public shaming solve the childhood obesity crisis? - National Post (blog)

Internal Dissent: Can public shaming solve the childhood obesity crisis? - National Post (blog) | Obesity in America | Scoop.it
National Post (blog)Internal Dissent: Can public shaming solve the childhood obesity crisis?National Post (blog)A US anti-obesity campaign is being attacked because it includes posters showing stark images of overweight children.
more...
Allison Asmega's curator insight, October 8, 2014 11:01 AM

this post shows people voicing their opinion purely based on their morals.  Theres not research or number.  

Scooped by Zach Blomeley
Scoop.it!

Why women need fat - Sacramento Bee

Why women need fat - Sacramento Bee | Obesity in America | Scoop.it
Why women need fatSacramento BeeHis research found women in Japan eat foods rich in omega 3 and low in omega 6, while Americans have done just the opposite. "Back in the early '70s only one American woman in seven was considered obese," Lassek said.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Zach Blomeley
Scoop.it!

Editorial: Twinkies aren't the only culprit - Poughkeepsie Journal

Editorial: Twinkies aren't the only culpritPoughkeepsie JournalThe rates are so troubling that it has been called an obesity epidemic by US Surgeon General Regina Benjamin and others before her.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Zach Blomeley
Scoop.it!

Obesity, Chronic Liver Disease May Be Infectious - Food Product Design

Obesity, Chronic Liver Disease May Be Infectious - Food Product Design | Obesity in America | Scoop.it
Private MDObesity, Chronic Liver Disease May Be InfectiousFood Product DesignObesity and chronic liver disease may be infectious, triggered by a family of proteins that alter populations of microbes in the stomach, according to a new study...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Zach Blomeley
Scoop.it!

Don't Call That Child 'Fat' or 'Obese' - Family Practice News Digital Network

Don't Call That Child 'Fat' or 'Obese' - Family Practice News Digital Network | Obesity in America | Scoop.it
Family Practice News Digital NetworkDon't Call That Child 'Fat' or 'Obese'Family Practice News Digital NetworkThe purpose was to examine parental perceptions of language related to weight in order to improve the quality of physician-parent...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Zach Blomeley
Scoop.it!

Fat doctors slow to diagnose obesity - The Korea Herald

Fat doctors slow to diagnose obesity - The Korea Herald | Obesity in America | Scoop.it
Daily MailFat doctors slow to diagnose obesityThe Korea HeraldAccording to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, about 26.5 percent of women and 35.6 percent of men are considered to be either overweight or obese by WHO standards.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Zach Blomeley
Scoop.it!

Should Sugar Be Regulated Like Alcohol and Tobacco? - TIME

Should Sugar Be Regulated Like Alcohol and Tobacco? - TIME | Obesity in America | Scoop.it
Mother Nature NetworkShould Sugar Be Regulated Like Alcohol and Tobacco?TIMEAlready 17% of US children and teens are obese, perhaps due to the tripling of sugar intake across the world in the past 50 years.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Zach Blomeley
Scoop.it!

How to Combat Childhood Obesity Without Putting Your Child on a Diet - Huffington Post

How to Combat Childhood Obesity Without Putting Your Child on a Diet - Huffington Post | Obesity in America | Scoop.it
How to Combat Childhood Obesity Without Putting Your Child on a DietHuffington PostSo maybe you've heard about this whole childhood obesity epidemic. I kid -- a little attempt at levity. Because really, how could you not have?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Zach Blomeley
Scoop.it!

Anti-obesity ads could cause extreme results - Red and Black

Anti-obesity ads could cause extreme results - Red and Black | Obesity in America | Scoop.it
Red and BlackAnti-obesity ads could cause extreme resultsRed and BlackThose words appear on large billboards underneath a black and white photo of an overweight child as part of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's initiative to end childhood obesity...
more...
Allison Asmega's curator insight, October 8, 2014 10:57 AM

I don't believe its ethical to taunt kids about their weight but scaring kids might work.  The ads are too harsh but maybe if they focussed on scaring the kids with the longterm outcomes.  obesity effects your body hitting every physiological system it has.  It's not just the image. Yes kids get picked on and feel less confident with their body.  The image of being skinny is again being promoted.  According to BMI's or magazine images it will reveal someone is overweight while they could be perfectly athletic and eat balanced diet everyday. 

Scooped by Zach Blomeley
Scoop.it!

Beyond Bullying: "Weightism" as a Weapon

By Dr. Dena Cabrera, Clinical Psychologist, Remuda Ranch Treatment Programs

The topic of weight is in the news a great deal these days.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Zach Blomeley
Scoop.it!

More evidence that chronic stress may increase children's risk of obesity - Scope (blog)

More evidence that chronic stress may increase children's risk of obesity - Scope (blog) | Obesity in America | Scoop.it
Scope (blog)More evidence that chronic stress may increase children's risk of obesityScope (blog)The findings (subscription required) support past research showing molecules released when a person is stressed may unlock the body's fat cells, and additional...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Zach Blomeley
Scoop.it!

Should We Sugarcoat Childhood Obesity? - Patch.com

Should We Sugarcoat Childhood Obesity? - Patch.com | Obesity in America | Scoop.it
Should We Sugarcoat Childhood Obesity?Patch.comDespite the critisism, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta stands behind the ads.
more...
Allison Asmega's curator insight, October 8, 2014 11:12 AM

everyone is blaming parents and schools.  School proving bad meals and parents providing bad meals and also not forcing the kids to exercise(or go out side and play and run around).  the media gives us all these new ways to entertain ourselves that cause us to be less active.  But then after our children reach the point of being unhealthy and we see these awful ads to basically bully them, we want to hug them and "sugarcoat" them.  This goes back to blaming the parents.

Scooped by Zach Blomeley
Scoop.it!

Combating child obesity a priority - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Combating child obesity a priority - Atlanta Journal Constitution | Obesity in America | Scoop.it
Combating child obesity a priorityAtlanta Journal ConstitutionObesity is a major physical indicator that someone might have pre-diabetes or diabetes. We must focus on our future.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Zach Blomeley
Scoop.it!

Colorado lawmakers consider nation's toughest restrictions on trans-fats at ... - Washington Post

Colorado lawmakers consider nation's toughest restrictions on trans-fats at ... - Washington Post | Obesity in America | Scoop.it
Colorado lawmakers consider nation's toughest restrictions on trans-fats at ...Washington PostColorado has the nation's lowest obesity rate, but young people are becoming fatter along with their counterparts in other states.
more...
No comment yet.