Post Tagged with: "obesity"

Study: Tennessee’s Obesity Rate Could Climb to 63 % by 2030.

September 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm

The Annual “F as in Fat” report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust For America’s Health looked at data from the last two decades to predict future trends.

Frist Balances Carrots and Sticks in Obesity Debate

Frist Balances Carrots and Sticks in Obesity Debate

June 15, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Bill Frist says he believes “education” can still boost Tennessee’s poor rankings in childhood obesity, even while places like New York City are banning big gulps. The former Senate Majority Leader was part of an obesity forum in Nashville Friday.

Nashville Featured in “Weight of the Nation”

April 16, 2012 at 2:38 am

Nashvillians will get a sneak peek tonight at a new HBO documentary that highlights Mayor Karl Dean’s efforts to encourage healthy living.

Food Banks Make Nutrition Push Despite High Demand

Food Banks Make Nutrition Push Despite High Demand

January 4, 2011 at 6:06 am

A slow economy has forced food pantries and soup kitchens into high gear, with nearly 50 percent more people depending on them since 2006. While food banks struggle to meet the demand, they’re also pushing themselves to focus on what they’re feeding people, not just how much.

Online Doctor Visits Offered To Overweight Kids In Rural Counties

September 27, 2010 at 6:09 am

Children struggling with obesity in two rural counties are visiting a Vanderbilt weight management clinic, without the hassle of a long drive.

Vanderbilt Faculty Elected to National Academy of Sciences

April 29, 2010 at 2:25 pm

A Vanderbilt faculty member specializing in the causes of obesity has joined an elite group of scientists and engineers. Roger Cone was elected this week to the National Academy of Sciences along with 72 others from around the country.

Too Fat to Fight?

April 26, 2010 at 8:32 am

A new report says almost half of Tennessee’s young adults are too obese to qualify for military service. The study, by a group of retired military officials, warned members of Congress that the nationwide trend is a threat to national security.

Task Force Fighting Tennessee’s High Obesity Rates

November 17, 2009 at 7:55 am

A state task force fighting Tennessee’s high obesity rate is looking to the law as one way to do it.