Monday, October 08, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Surprise! Obamacare costs have ballooned
Saturday, October 08, 2011
How Slim Jim stays that way
So when Jim stopped at my table to say hello, I asked him how he stays so trim (no belly at all--flat as a teen-age athlete). He seemed a bit surprised because nowadays he only does 100 sit ups and 150 leg raises, so he's not feeling too trim. I was afraid to ask if that was daily or weekly.
I think it might be good for these researchers to graph the weight increase, especially of the low income, since the launch of the 1964 Food Stamp Act back in the days when hunger was a problem, or at the modern women's movement begun in the early 1970s when women flooded the labor force at the urging of the feminists and started the massive growth in the restaurant industry. I'm just saying. . . there's more than one way to hug and chalk.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Washington’s response to its decades of failures with anti-obesity programs is the creation of another program campaign.
Anti-Obesity Programs Fail | Obesity Statistics | First Lady | The Daily Caller
Monday, July 18, 2011
Taking fat children away from their parents--what will they think of next?
Jonathon Bean, who I believe teaches at Ohio State, writes: "Disclosure: I was a “super-obese” teenager at 320 lbs. My brothers were normal weight. My parents urged me to limit my diet but I ate secretly. Then, on my own, I lost 140 lbs in a single year and have kept if off for 28 years (I’m 10 lb over my 21 year old weight). That was my decision. Imagine if the know-it-alls in DCFS had put me in foster care, supervised by my new rotating parents and caring social workers. Yes, children, this is our Brave New World fast in the making."
JAMA: State Should Seize Fat Children from Parents | The Beacon
Bean says this is how the left always works: propose something really outlandish, so that when you try something less, it seems moderate. It's worked on other issues, and he lists them in the Beacon article.
I think social workers and academics are panicking because childhood obesity has leveled off in the last decade, and they fear a funding source might be drying up. Maybe you should write the author and give him a piece of your mind. Sounds like he needs it. David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD, Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115. (email@example.com).
Friday, May 06, 2011
Ready-to-eat meat contains few cancerous compounds | Science Blog
Thursday, May 05, 2011
$4.5 million grant creates program to train scholars in child obesity prevention
Do you need a PhD to learn that most obesity plans should be "eat less move more;" and for those that are metabolic, even many of those respond to increasing the metabolism through exercise. Do you need a PhD to discover that over regulation and unions have driven many supermarkets from the cities creating "food deserts?" What next? Gastric by-pass surgery on 10 year olds? What have they been doing at Illinois with all those nutrition, child care, and family study programs in place for years? Children have gotten heavier as women have entered (or been pushed into) the work force and started the restaurant route for feeding their families. You can chart it beginning in 1970.
A five-year $4.5 million USDA grant to University of Illinois researchers will establish the Illinois Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention Program (I-TOPP), an innovative research-based program that will combine a Ph.D. with a master's in public health (MPH) degree focused on child obesity prevention.$4.5 million grant creates program to train scholars in child obesity prevention
Ohio State University also got part of a $4.5 million grant, but it is for the study of rural children and will focus on 2 communities and is shared with 24 other universities.
OSU Extension's Family and Consumer Sciences program will receive $745,744 for the five-year project, which is being led by Kansas State University and involves an additional five states (Indiana, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin).Ohio Involved in Project Targeting Childhood Obesity — Ohio State University Extension
The Childhood Obesity Prevention Grant was one of 24 funded at the end of April by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The goal of this project is to find ways to help rural communities create a culture of healthy eating and physical activity to prevent childhood obesity in low-income young children, said Karen Bruns, assistant director of OSU Extension in charge of Extension's Family and Consumer Sciences programs. Bruns will serve as Ohio's principal investigator on the project.
And what about all the childhood obesity prevention programs, state and federal, church and non-profit, of the past, many listed in the 2004 guide to financing them? Financing Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs: Federal Funding Sources and Other Strategies Read through some of these programs--one was $999 million. Where is the accountability? Where are the children now at a normal healthy weight as a result of the nanny state?
If you search "grant obesity in children" in Google, you get about 8 million hits.
And did you know about BMI Surveillance: Another Flabby Idea