This feature length movie reveals some of the deceptive marketing soda companies use to get youth hooked on soda. Teens from Baldwin Park display the power they have to change the industry by taking a stand by uncovering these deceptive tactics and changing their personal behaviors as well.
I have been trying to lose the baby weight for a while now! After 3 kids in 5 years, my body has needed a little fine tuning!! I have been trying to balance exercise with good eating habits! here are a few things I have done!!
I choose to eat Special K when I am hungry. Usually I would reach for an unhealthy snack, such as chocolate, chips, candy or something else not so good for me! Now I eat the low calorie cereal with fat free milk (I have been drinking FF Milk for 5 years now!)…
(NaturalNews) A study appearing in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Proteome Research has given further insight into the correlation between calorie restriction and weight loss. While it is known that calorie-restricted diets are effective at helping people to lose weight, it has now been found that fat cell proteins play an important role in regulating bodily fat stores and extending life.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has announced four-year grants of up to $360,000 each to forty-one communities across the country as part of a five-year, $33 million initiative aimed at finding community-based solutions to the childhood obesity epidemic.
Described by the foundation as the cornerstone of a $500 million commitment to help tackle childhood obesity by 2015, the… Continue
Added by Marco on January 13, 2010 at 2:31pm —
In 1948, the first In-N-Out Burger was founded by Harry and Esther Snyder in Baldwin Park. Harry's idea of a drive-thru hamburger stand where customers could order through a two-way speaker box was quite unique. In that era, it was common to see carhops serving those who wanted to order food from their car. Harry's idea caught on and California's first drive-thru hamburger stand was born.
It was almost three years before a second In-N-Out was opened. By… Continue
Last week, Youth Leaders from Baldwin Park were interviewed by CBS (as a feature on Obesity for the Katie Couric show) to speak about the work that they have done with obesity prevention in their community. These youth - who are part of Healthy Eating Active Communities (HEAC) and Youth Activism Against Obesity (YAAO) - have worked hard to make their environments healthier for themselves and their families.
Last week, students from Baldwin Park's "Healthy Teens on The Move" - who are also founding Youth Leaders for Youth Activism Against Obesity's (YAAO) WereFedUp.com online social network - took some pictures and commented about their surroundings. This process helps youth describe their environment and empowers them to consider solutions! This process is called Photovoice.
In the next few months, Baldwin Park youth will be using these photos to influence schools, city leaders, and… Continue
I get my sleeping problems from my mom. My mom and I have this tendency that if we're in a stall position we could just shut our eyes and then we're completely knocked out. I think I observed my mom do it so much growing up that I grew immuned to it. So, today after the Youth Activism Against Obesity meeting, Christina (the advisor) and Connie (member) were in the car talking about life as usual. I was explaining to them how I get more sleep than any senior AP student I know of and I find it… Continue
Latimes.com - December 8, 2009
Fit teens could be smarter teens
Exercise provides a terrific brain boost, as a number of studies have shown. But cardiovascular fitness may trump strength training, according to new research.
The study found that having better cardiovascular health as a teenager was linked to not only higher scores on intelligence tests, but more education and a higher income years down the road.
Researchers from Sweden and USC examined… Continue
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan, has announced a $32.5 million investment to implement community-driven efforts and national initiatives that improve access to fresh food and physical activity for vulnerable children and their families.
Nine communities will receive initial funding of almost $11 million through the new Food…Continue
Added by Marco on December 2, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Talking form personal experience i moved from California to Kansas about 3 months ago. Clearwater is a small town with lots of openspace. Children from the ages of 5 years old are all alone on thier bikes and in the park. But most of all obiesity levels are really low. Between the of 10-15 obiesity in boys is 15% and in girls it's 7%. But since its a much smaller state than California there's more money so there are more activities for students to be in. There's cross country, football,… Continue
Added by aLeJaNdRa on November 27, 2009 at 3:04pm —