Monthly Archives: May 2010

Obesity isn’t just a U.S. challenge: European Obesity Day 2010

It often seems that obesity is an entirely American phenomenon.  May 22, 2010 is European Obesity Day.  While the U.S. tips the scales at 67% of the population being overweight or obese, European citizens measure in at around 50%.  Watching the international obesity...
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78% of employers surveyed plan to expand wellness efforts

In the latest survey conducted by the Midwest Business Group on Health, 78% of the employers surveyed indicated that it is more important than ever to keep their workers healthy and motivated to adopt healthy lifestyles.  While there is a...
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Food companies pledge to cut 1.5 trillion calories

By 2015, several of the top food makers in the U.S. have pledged to reduce calorie counts by 1.5 trillion.  The most exciting part of this announcement is that they are targeting portion sizes as one of the primary ways...
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