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The dream team to tackle obesity

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A recent US National Research Council report, Local Government Actions to Prevent Obesity provides a nice summary of the kind of interventions that have the best potential to tackle childhood obesity. According to the press release: ???Many of these...

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Walking to school: how to make it feel safer

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Walk to School programs have a checkered history. A large recent program in inner Sydney schools, for instance, focusing on educational interventions, produced ???mixed results??? for major a 2 year effort. Yet here is an example from Queensland that ...

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Is change social? Well, yes.

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Nice article on research that shows how Quitting smoking travels (like practically everything else) through social networks of people who know each other.http://socialmediatrader.com/smoking-and-social-networksP.S. We keep being surprised by this ...

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In love with a CEO

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Not really, but I was tempted after hearing Dr Kathy Alexander, the CEO of the City of Melbourne, talk at a local government emerging leaders forum. I took five pages of notes in 20 minutes. She has uncommon common sense and uncommon candour, perh...

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