13 Sep 2015
Why a Sugar Tax Works!
Over the past several decades, the world has become increasingly aware of the role of added sugar, particularly in beverages, as a major factor linked with of increased weight gain, diabetes, and many other health problems as well as dental...
10 Aug 2015
A Safe Path Back to School: Safe Routes to School 101
Kids are more sedentary today than they were a generation ago. This is contributing to the childhood obesity epidemic, but in many cases it is due to the environment that surrounds them. Building Safe Routes to School (SRTS) brings street-scale...
7 Aug 2015
August Recess Visit: Congressman Randy Hultgren
You're the Cure hero, Heather Gavras is puzzled why some Members of Congress are trying to roll-back strong nutrition standards for school meals. On August 4th, she stopped by Congressman Randy Hultgren's office to deliver a special puzzle, which shows...
12 Jan 2015
Prep Yourself for the IL Legislative Session!
7 Sep 2014
The State of Obesity: Illinois Report
In recognition of Childhood Obesity Awareness month, we are pleased to be able to provide our advocates with the most recent statistics on childhood obesity in our state and across the nation. The State of Obesity report (formerly F as...
19 May 2014
Letter to the Editor - Fighting Childhood Obesity
The Southern Illinoisan hands out a "Golden Pen Award" every month to the person who writes the best Letter to the Editor. Read below to see how Jagan M Ailinani,MD,FACR wants to fight childhood obesity. To the Editor: I commend...