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Health Concern for American Kids today

As we continue to lead the fight against the childhood obesity epidemic, let’s take a moment to survey recent global developments in this field. Unfortunately, childhood obesity remains the number one health concern for American parents today. There are good … Read more


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Family Health Challenge Takes on Childhood Obesity

The hardest part of fighting back against childhood obesity is engaging children and parents, and getting them to enact changes that promote healthier living. During this year’s National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, The American Heart Association is hoping to bridge … Read more


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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

In today’s blog, Children’s Obesity Fund co-founder Michael Omidi discusses National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Childhood obesity is a rampant epidemic, and if it isn’t curbed early it can afflict children throughout their lives. But before any problem can be … Read more


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Doctors Against Child Obesity

In today’s entry, Dr. Michael Omidi discusses the impact pediatricians could have on decreasing child obesity rates.   The child obesity issue in the U.S. (and even globally) has reached epidemic proportions. There are a variety of causes: many openly … Read more


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Is it okay for Coca Cola to fund child obesity research?

Critics Question Validity of Coca Cola Funded Child Obesity Study

Dr. Michael Omidi discusses recent criticisms towards a Pennington Biomedical Research study funded by Coca-Cola. A new study conducted by LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center pointed the blame for child obesity on a lack of physical exercise around the world. … Read more


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US Ranks Number 1 for Child Obesity

Dr. Michael Omidi discusses an article from US News and World Report. According to US News and World Report, America is Number 1 for child obesity. Out of the world’s obese population, more than half live in 10 countries. At … Read more


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This Summer, Fight Child Obesity with Healthy Snack Alternatives

In today’s entry, Michael Omidi discusses healthy snack alternatives to feed children this summer to fight child obesity. Summer is a time of play and fun. Children are out of school and under the sun. During this time, it’s important … Read more


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Depression, Obesity Linked in Children

Dr. Michael Omidi is a philanthropist and advocate for health and wellness, especially among children. In today’s blog post, he examines how depression and childhood obesity are connected. Depression and childhood obesity may look like two different problems on the surface. However, … Read more


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TV Viewing and Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Childhood Obesity

Dr. Michael Omidi is a philanthropist and advocate for health and wellness, especially among children. In today’s blog post, he examines how lack of sleep can effect childhood obesity. There may be another reason to tuck the kids in earlier: those who … Read more


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Obesity an Epidemic, for Humans and Animals

Dr. Michael Omidi is a philanthropist and advocate for health and wellness, especially among children. In today’s blog post, Dr. Omidi looks at two recent stories about the obesity problem as it affects humans and animals. Those who keep an … Read more


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