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Fat of the Land, Coming Crisis, Work-Outs

Posted Feb 13 2009 4:26pm
  • Check out the interview in the Washington Post with TomVilsack, the new Secretary of Agriculture, and an ex-fat kid. He speaks poignantly of how parents can teach kids to eat well (his folks posted fat-boy drawings on the fridge -- not a tactic he recommends).

  • " When will we ever have universal health insurance in the U.S.?"Princeton health care economist Uwe Reinhard asked health care economist Victor Fuchs, according to Maggie Mahar's Health Beat. " Not until World War III, a Great Depression or a major epidemic threatens everyone," came Fuchs' reply. See why we may not have long to wait...

  • Work may be the best place to boost employee health and well-being, according to the Centers for Disease Control, reports Reuters. Sixty-five percent of the adult population in the United States can be reached through worksites, according to the report, making work the ideal place to focus on weight loss.

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