Amelia Schmid

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How to scale up healthy eating in schools

<i>As part of a blog series on</i> <i>Social Entrepreneurs</i><i>, we spoke to</i> <i>Kristin</i> <i>Richmond, co-founder of Revolution Foods, which aims to transform the way America</i> …

How Google Wants to Help Change Diabetes Forever

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- You might not know <b>Google</b> (GOOG) (GOOGL) the company synonymous with search, has been quietly leading the way to develop a …

Diabetes

Why mothers matter more than diet when it comes to the obesity crisis

According to the World Health Organisation, nearly two billion adults and more than 40m children under the age of five were overweight and obese in …

World Health Organization

Taking breaks for physical activity may benefit children’s long-term health - Scope

Here's an eye-opening statistic: Children in the United States spend on average 6 hours per day sitting or reclining. As we head into the fall and …

Diabetes

Interrupting sitting with walking breaks improves children's blood sugar

<b>Short-term metabolic benefits could help prevent obesity, diabetes</b><p>Taking 3-minute breaks to walk in the middle of a TV marathon or other sedentary …

Obesity – the ticking time bomb which starts young

<b>Simon Stevens, head of NHS England, has noted more than once that while a quarter of children entering primary school are overweight or obese the proportion rises to a third by the time they leave.</b><p>Today we learned that the figure for 10-11 year olds is actually a bit worse, 34% in 2013-14 and on an …

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Overweight teens 'do not see themselves as too heavy'

<b>More than a third of overweight teenagers do not regard themselves as too heavy and think they are about the right weight, a study in England shows.</b><p>This might lead some teens to underestimate the need for healthier diets and exercise, researchers warn.<p>But they say there is some good news - most …

Diabetes
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US girls are more likely to be obese than Canadian ones

The difference is biggest in kids age seven to 12<p>Though the US and Canada have a lot in common, American children are still more likely to be obese.<p>Between 2009 and 2013, American girls aged seven to 12 were more than twice as likely to be obese compared with Canadian girls, according to a CDC …

Diabetes

Who's Responsible for the Childhood Obesity Crisis?

Back in 2001, writing in the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, Brian Doherty ridiculed former surgeon general David Satcher's "fat war." He called on taxpayer-funded agencies to think twice about spending Americans' money to lecture us on what he considered a matter of private health. He believed obesity is a …

NHS to provide 'motivational coaches' in war on flab

Up to five million people will be offered a nine month programme of 'one-to-one' health and fitness coaching on the NHS in a bid to tackle rising diabetes levels<p>Overweight people will be given “motivational coaches” on the NHS in a radical attempt to halt Britain’s diabetes time bomb.<p>Up to five …