December 1, 2011

Partnership for A Healthier America – Preventing Childhood Obesity in Giant Steps

In the past couple of weeks I’ve had the opportunity to learn more about just what the Partnership for A Healthier America is up to. For being in existence barely a year, their strides and accomplishments are tremendously exciting. PHA’s efforts to date make me hopeful that perhaps we will reach PHA’s and the First Lady’s related, but independent, Let’s Move campaign’s, overarching goal: to end childhood obesity within the next generation. Yes, a lofty goal, but one that seems in sight with these important movers and shakers around the table.

Briefly PHA, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization, came together in 2010. Their mission is to “bring together public, private and nonprofit leaders to broker meaningful commitments and develop strategies to end childhood obesity.”

 

Warshaw is profiled as "Inspiring RD" in chat with Rima Kleiner, RD

Rima Kleiner's recent blog post Chat with an Inspiring RD: Hope Warshaw, provides Warshaw's top three tips for healthier restaurant eating, her thoughts about where the dietary guidelines 2010 fell short and why parents need to be concerned about their child's weight and eating habits. Yes, also learn about Warshaw's food fix. 

May 18, 2010

Conquering Childhood Obesity From Top Down, Ground Up

Listening to the Let’s Move press conference to release the first task force report, reinforced my observations that we’re moving full steam ahead to deal with and prevent childhood and adult overweight/obesity. Efforts are from the top down and the ground up.

 
October 23, 2009

After-School Foods and Fundraisers: Nutritious? No!

Already this school year I’ve been faced with a cheesecake sale for a booster club; candy sale for the school; hot dogs, chips and soda served at an afterschool program…and there’s the promise of more of the same through the school year. I’m hoping my experience is not representative across the mountains and prairies of this large country, but I fear it is.

 
October 23, 2009

After School Foods and Fundraisers: Nutritious? No!

Already this school year I’ve been faced with a cheesecake sale for a booster club; candy sale for the school; hot dogs, chips and soda served at an afterschool program…and there’s the promise of more of the same through the school year. I’m hoping my experience is not representative across the mountains and prairies of this large country, but I fear it is.

 

Eat Out, Eat Right is Book of the Month on superkidsnutrition.com

Check out an extensive interview with Warshaw on superkidsnutrition.com covering: helping kids develop healthy eating habits, the importance of role modeling healthy behaviors (monkey see, monkey do), and steps families can take to prevent type 2 diabetes. Warshaw also profiles how her book Eat Out, Eat Right guides parents to teach their kids healthy restaurant eating skills and strategies.

September 9, 2009

Attention Please, IOM Report Shares How Local Gov’t Can Cut Childhood Obesity

A just released report titled Local Government Actions to Prevent Childhood Obesity, from the Institute of Medicine and sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, offers myriad steps local governments can take to prevent the escalating incidence of child obesity.

 
May 6, 2009

Heart and Health Warming Stories in Washington Post 5/7/09

Two stories in today's (5/7/09) Washington Post helped me greet the day positively and reinforce my sense that, step-by-step, we're making strides to improve the health of our children and the prevent childhood obesity.

 
 
 
Hope Warshaw