Tag Archives: Obesity

A Prevention Plan Success Story

Can wellness programs implemented through an employer improve ones health? Well they certainly can and while I previously discussed the study published by Drs. Loeppke, Eddington and Beg in Population Health Management (read it Here) ,  this video is of a … Continue reading

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National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month and a time remind ourselves of the need to focus on some of the health disparities that have become all to common in the United States. While I have previously discussed the growing prevalence … Continue reading

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American Heart Month – A February Resolution

Did you know that February is American Heart Month and was first proclaimed by the President in 1963? So over these almost 50 years have the results in our fight against heart disease gotten better or worse? Well, we now have … Continue reading

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My New XBox Kinect – another fitness option

With all of the talk of the growing obesity rates and poor physical fitness here in the United States, many of us are looking for ways that we and our children can fit some exercise into our busy schedules. As … Continue reading

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The Prevention Plan Sold Through Sam’s Club – Correcting Some Misconceptions

With the announcement this past week of the sale of The Prevention Plan through Sam’s Club and the significant interest this created on national television (see USPM in the News on the right to view some of the coverage), print … Continue reading

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The Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act and Some Random Thoughts

With the signing by the President of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, another small step has been taken in our efforts to curb childhood obesity. From a story in California HealthLine: The law will generate funds to provide more than 20 … Continue reading

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San Francisco and Limiting Toys in Children’s Fast Food Meals

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved “an ordinance that would limit toy giveaways in fast food children’s meals that have excessive calories, sodium and fat. It also requires servings of fruits or vegetables with each meal.” You can read … Continue reading

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The iCAN Challenge and Maintaining Participation in a Wellness Program

Regularly scheduled and random challenges that are available to employees both individually and as teams are an important and effective way to keep participation rates up in a prevention or wellness program. Currently in The Prevention Plan we are involved … Continue reading

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Sugary Drinks and Food Stamps

Recently the State of NY sought permission  “from the USDA to ban the use of food stamps to buy sugar-sweetened drinks in NYC as part of a government effort to battle obesity.” With almost  40% of NY City children in … Continue reading

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Halloween and Candy – Some Tips on Surviving with Children

So your children have come home, dumped the huge pumpkin or bag of candy on the floor and started to devour it.  What now, Halloween, one of the favorite children’s’ holidays creates an interesting situation considering our youths increasing waistlines. … Continue reading

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