Tool assists parents in discussing weight, health

Across America, one out of every three children are overweight or obese, but parents struggle with what to say in response to questions about weight.

The Strategies To Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance and Alliance for a Healthier Generation recently released Weigh In: Talking to Your Children About Weight and Health, a research-based online guide that helps prepare parents for tough conversations about weight and health with their kids. Continue reading

President Clinton announces fitness collaboration to fight childhood obesity

Oct. 21, 2012, Examiner.com

By Yvonne Mazzulo

In an effort to expand the way physical activity is delivered to millions of children and youth across the country, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation announced on Oct. 21 a national fitness campaign to get kids moving with BOKS, an initiative of Reebok, celebrity trainers Bob Harper, Tara Stiles, Billy Blanks, and global fitness brand Zumba Fitness along with the support of President Bill Clinton. Continue reading