Tag:  Obesity

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Lifestyle

First lady: Anti-obesity effort is changing habits

First lady Michelle Obama, right, is joined by Shaquille O’Neal, and North America Reebok President Uli Becker, left, during a visit to Orr Elementary in Washington, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, for a back to school event highlighting healthy changes in schools and across the country. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) by Darlene Superville Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Friday that her anti-childhood obesity campaign is creating a “cultural shift” in how Americans live and eat, and is beginning to have a positive influence on children’s health.

Health

Black women battle obesity with dialogue, action

by Stacy A. AndersonAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicole Ari Parker was motivated by frustration. For Star Jones, it was a matter of life or death. Toni Carey wanted a fresh start after a bad breakup. All three have launched individual campaigns that reflect an emerging priority for African-American women: finding creative ways to combat the obesity epidemic that threatens their longevity. AMAZING TRANSFORMATION–This combo image from Feb. 5, 2005 in Los Angeles, left, and Feb. 15, 2012 in New York, right, shows TV personality Star Jones. (AP Photos, File)