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New Nutrition Rules for Snacks and Beverages in Schools
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  Oct 3, 2013, 11:47 AM Jessica Ratts
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Action for Healthy Kids
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Action for Healthy Kids steadfastly tries to advocate that 1 in 3 American children is overweight or obese. Yes, 1 in 3, And, they are now at huge risk for several diseases associated with obesity,diabetes, heart diseases, even some types of cancer-that will be with them throughout their lives.  Oct 3, 2013, 11:16 AM Jessica Ratts
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CLOCC resource materials
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This page consists of commercially available materials focusing on issues relevant to the prevention and management of pediatric overweight. The products were selected as the best available from catalog and internet reviews and from visits to Chicago-area pediatric practices.  Oct 3, 2013, 11:16 AM Jessica Ratts
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Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children
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CLOCC is a nationally recognized consortium that brings together hundreds of organizations and individuals to confront childhood obesity in Chicago. CLOCC fosters and facilitates connections between researchers; public health advocates and practitioners; corporations; policymakers; and children, families, and communities.  Oct 3, 2013, 11:16 AM Jessica Ratts
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Estimating the Potential Impact of Sugar-Sweetened and Other Beverage Excise Taxes in Illinois
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A report has been released that examines the projected impact of a state tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. Examining the Potential Impact of Sugar-Sweetened and Other Beverage Excise Taxes in Illinois outlines four tax increase scenarios using national and state data on beverage consumption and health outcomes. The report was commissioned by the Cook County Department of Public Health and the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago and was released in partnership with the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity  Oct 3, 2013, 11:16 AM Jessica Ratts
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F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2010
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F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2010, is a report from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).  Oct 3, 2013, 11:16 AM Jessica Ratts
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Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity
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The Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO) is a statewide coalition comprised of a broad range of stakeholders working for a state-level response to the obesity epidemic. The IAPO works to shape and advance solutions to reverse dangerous obesity trends. IAPO supporters believe that Illinois must respond to the obesity epidemic by developing coordinated systems, policy improvements and investment on the scale of the problem.  Oct 3, 2013, 11:16 AM Jessica Ratts
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Weight of the Nation Website by HBO
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  Oct 15, 2013, 11:59 AM Jessica Ratts