A Family Meal a Day May Keep Obesity Away

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Cincinnati, OH, October 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Increasing rates of adolescent obesity and the likelihood that obesity will carry forward into adulthood, have led to various preventive initiatives.  It has been suggested that family meals, which tend to include fruits, vegetables, calcium, and whole grains, could be protective against obesity.  In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers studied whether frequent family meals during adolescence were protective for overweight and obesity in adulthood.

Aramark Healthy For Life™ Collaboration Earns Valley Health System Gold Apple Award


At Valley Health System in the Virginias, there is a strong focus on helping the employee population get healthy. More frequently, employees are seeking information about fighting obesity and other nutrition-related health issues and programs to improve employee health are a must.

Aramark and the Alliance for Children and Families Launch Aramark Building Community Academy

Aramark Awards $75,000 to Expand Local Health and Wellness Programs
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Milwaukee, WI, Sept. 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Alliance For Children and Families (Alliance), the nation’s largest network of private community centers, and Aramark, a global provider of award-winning services in food, facilities management, and uniforms, have announced the Aramark Building Community (ABC) Academy. The Academy is designed to help community centers build capacity and expand programs, with an initial focus on improving the health and wellness of vulnerable families in underserved communities.

Soda Tax for Adolescents and Exercise for Children Best Strategies for Reducing Obesity

Twenty-year projection assessing impact of one cent per ounce excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, exercise, and advertising ban reported in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine
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Ann Arbor, MI, August 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Childhood obesity in the United States remains high. A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages such as sodas, energy drinks, sweet teas, and sports drinks would reduce obesity in adolescents more than other policies, such as exercise or an advertising ban, and would also generate significant revenue for additional obesity prevention activities, say researchers writing in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The study also demonstrated that physical activity would benefit children ages 6-12 most.

Less Exercise, Not More Calories, Responsible for Expanding Waistlines

Lack of leisure-time physical activity linked to increased obesity, particularly in young women, reports The American Journal of Medicine
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Philadelphia, PA, July 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Sedentary lifestyle and not caloric intake may be to blame for increased obesity in the US, according to a new analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). A study published in The American Journal of Medicine reveals that in the past 20 years there has been a sharp decrease in physical exercise and an increase in average body mass index (BMI), while caloric intake has remained steady.

Blog - Who Should Be at the Table? Lessons from Collective Impact Role Play


Who Should Be at the Table? Lessons from Collective Impact Role Play

I had the privilege of speaking at a recent Leadership Retreat hosted by Randolph Hospital in Asheboro, North Carolina, focused on “Engaging our Community in Population Health.” As a native North Carolinian, I enjoyed returning to my home state to meet with local leaders and discuss the potential application of collective impact in addressing complex health challenges.

Early Obesity Linked to Increased Probability of Severe Obesity Later in Life

Being obese at age 25 increases risk for serious weight problems over 35 years of age according to new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine
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Ann Arbor, MI, May 6, 2014 /3BL Media/– Exposure to long-term obesity has become more common with increases in obesity at younger ages. Researchers examined the relationship between BMI at age 25, obesity later in life, and biological indicators of health. They found that people who were obese by age 25 had a higher chance of more severe obesity later in life, but that current weight, rather than the duration of obesity, was a better indicator of cardiovascular and metabolic risk. Their findings are published in the June issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.


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