Posts Categorized: Childhood Obesity

Video/Photo Contest Winners Announced!

Authored By Heidi Kessler, SNS ‘Twas a chilly January day when Let’s Go! director Dr. Victoria Rogers announced a video and photo contest. She challenged the Let’s Go! community partners to bring Let’s Go! and 5-2-1-0 to life visually by sharing what’s happening in the community through a video or photo. Videos and photos would… Read more »

Collaborating to Transform Communities

What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? The immovable object gets transformed into something better! I am the program manager for Let’s Go!’s School setting and because of my role here I frequently get opportunities to team up with really fantastic people, who are making great efforts to provide our children with better nutrition… Read more »

Can an extra recess prevent bullying? A new study says it could!

Guest Authored by Jackie Rogers Bullying is a problem that many schools are currently addressing. As Let’s Go! team members working closely with schools, we know how important this issue is for our communities. It is important for our students to feel happy, healthy and safe in their classrooms. Research shows that physical activity can… Read more »

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Childhood obesity is a continuing epidemic in our country with more than 23 million children being obese or overweight. With studies suggesting that the majority of obese and overweight children grow up into obese and overweight adults it’s important to focus on effective strategies for change. Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (COAM) provides us with a… Read more »

Sugar Sweetened Beverages and Weight Gain

Authored By Dr. Tory Rogers A recent New York Times article did a great job highlighting the importance of two new studies, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, providing further evidence linking sugary drinks to obesity. This article further demonstrates that sugary drinks can be a major factor in putting on pounds for… Read more »