A collection of retail heavyweights will join first lady Michelle Obama‘s campaign to bring fresh fruits, vegetables and other nutritious foods to the USA’s “food deserts” — impoverished areas with little access to healthy foods. National chains, including Wal-Mart, Walgreens and SuperValu, and some regional retailers have agreed to open or expand more than 1,500 […]

Superstar Beyonce Knowles just announced  her involvement with First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign to end childhood obesity.  In conjunction with The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF), Beyonce is  encouraging kids to get up and dance! Motivate!

Via:  www.newsone.com // WASHINGTON (AP) — Several of the nation’s largest food companies say they will take 1.5 trillion calories out of their products by 2015 in an effort to reduce childhood obesity. The companies made the announcement through the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, a coalition of retailers, food and beverage manufacturers and industry trade […]

Via:  www.elev8.com // According to a new report, the obesity epidemic which has gripped the nation for the past 20 years appears to be leveling off for adult whites but Blacks, young adults and children are still getting fatter. The report – “Forecasting Distribution of Body Mass Index in the United States: Is there More […]

VIA: healthnews.com I think we have all long known what John Gray put down in words in his bestseller, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: There are differences between the sexes, not just physically, but psychologically. And a new study being published in the May issue of Personality Individual Differences reinforces that belief. […]

Via: www.elev8.com // Being trim and slim is a desired wish that many people would like to be fulfilled.  The term “obese” resonates with millions of people who struggle with excess weight and have lost the battle with diet and exercise.  African-American women have the highest rates of being overweight or obese. According to a […]

Via:  www.elev8.com // First Lady Michelle has announced a nationwide program called “Let’s Move,” which will address the problem of childhood obesity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 16% of American children between the ages of 6 – 9 are overweight or obese. Obesity is more prevalent among African-American children than […]

Via:  www.newsone.com // CHICAGO – The odds of obesity appear stacked against black and Hispanic children starting even before birth, provocative new research suggests. The findings help explain disproportionately high obesity rates in minority children. Family income is often a factor, but so are cultural customs and beliefs, the study authors said. They examined more than […]

VIA REUTERS: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Alarmed that nearly a third of U.S. children are obese or overweight — and likely to stay that way all their lives — President Barack Obama launched an initiative on Tuesday to roll back the numbers and put his wife in charge of promoting it. Obama signed an executive order […]