obesity http://news.stlpublicradio.org en City Of St. Louis Launches Plan To ‘Jump N2 Shape’ http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-st-louis-launches-plan-jump-n2-shape <p>With more than 50 percent of its citizens overweight or obese, the city of St. Louis has set a goal of reducing obesity in the city by 5 percent by 2018. To help meet that goal, the city’s health department has set up an online portal for St. Louisans to get involved.</p><p>The online <a href="http://www.jumpn2shape.com/" target="_blank">“Jump N2 Shape,”</a> portal gives nutrition and fitness advice and calls for St. Louisans to join the weight loss movement. Once signed up, individuals can log the exercise they complete and the pounds they lose.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:19:07 +0000 Camille Phillips 37486 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org City Of St. Louis Launches Plan To ‘Jump N2 Shape’ Senator McCaskill On Dr. Oz, Weight-Loss Scams And Obesity In America http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/senator-mccaskill-dr-oz-weight-loss-scams-and-obesity-america <p>U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., received a lot of attention last week for her pointed questioning of TV celebrity physician Dr. Mehmet Oz during a hearing on weight-loss scams. She spoke with <em>St. Louis on the Air </em>host Don Marsh today about that hearing, and her concerns about obesity in America.</p><p>“I think it is irresponsible for a doctor of medicine who understands science-based research to tout anything as a miracle pill for weight loss,” said McCaskill, explaining that she thought Dr. Oz “sometimes blurs the line between entertainer and doctor.”</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:30:51 +0000 Camille Phillips 37481 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Senator McCaskill On Dr. Oz, Weight-Loss Scams And Obesity In America St. Louis Plans Coordinated Approach To Fighting Obesity http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-plans-coordinated-approach-fighting-obesity <p>From the outside, Regal Meat Market, at 5791 Thekla Ave. in north St. Louis looks like a typical urban corner store. Situated in Walnut Park East, an area where few outsiders go, it has bars on the windows and a large sign next to the door advertising Newport cigarettes.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 04:52:12 +0000 Hilary Davidson 33175 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Plans Coordinated Approach To Fighting Obesity Preventing Childhood Obesity: A Conversation With Wash U's Debra Haire-Joshu http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/preventing-childhood-obesity-conversation-wash-us-debra-haire-joshu <p>Obesity <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/facts.html">has increased dramatically</a> in the United States over the past several decades.</p><p><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/stateprograms/fundedstates/missouri.html">In Missouri</a>, almost two-thirds of <a href="http://kff.org/other/state-indicator/adult-overweightobesity-rate/#table">adults</a> ― and more than a quarter of <a href="http://kff.org/other/state-indicator/overweightobese-children/">children and teens</a> ― are either overweight or obese.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 31219 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Preventing Childhood Obesity: A Conversation With Wash U's Debra Haire-Joshu CDC Report: Obesity Rates Down Slightly Among Low-Income Preschoolers In Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cdc-report-obesity-rates-down-slightly-among-low-income-preschoolers-missouri <p></p><p><em><strong>Updated at 5:30 p.m.&nbsp; to adjust y-axis units on graph and to add second map.</strong></em></p><p>It's not a big change, but it's at least in the right direction.</p><p>According to <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm62e0806a1.htm?s_cid=mm62e0806a1_w#Tab2">a new report</a> released this week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of obesity among low-income preschoolers (ages 2-4) declined by at least one percentage point over the period from 2008 to 20011 in 18 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:43:45 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 28906 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org CDC Report: Obesity Rates Down Slightly Among Low-Income Preschoolers In Missouri SLU Cardiologist, Nutritionist Weigh In On The AMA's Classification Of Obesity As A Disease http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slu-cardiologist-nutritionist-weigh-amas-classification-obesity-disease <p>Earlier this year, the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/19/business/ama-recognizes-obesity-as-a-disease.html?_r=0">American Medical Association voted to re-classify obesity as a disease rather than a conditio</a>n. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html">one-third of adults in the United States are obese</a>. Combine those two facts, and it can now be said that one in three Americans are ill, all with the same disease.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:31:04 +0000 Camille Phillips 28817 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SLU Cardiologist, Nutritionist Weigh In On The AMA's Classification Of Obesity As A Disease Childhood Obesity In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/childhood-obesity-st-louis <p>Childhood obesity is an epidemic which has tripled in the last three decades.&nbsp; Host Don Marsh talks with experts about the disease and ways to prevent it.&nbsp; Host Don Marsh talks with Amy Moore, a nutrition and dietetics instructor at Saint Louis University and Nancy Lieberman, President and Founder of <a href="http://www.gostlouis.org/">GO! St. Louis</a>.</p><p>Go! St. Louis is a local nonprofit organization which encourages individuals and families in the St. Louis region to adopt an active and healthy lifestyle year round.</p><p></p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 19:13:12 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 5197 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Childhood Obesity In St. Louis Morning headlines: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-august-14-2012 <p><strong>MAP scores released</strong></p><p>The St. Louis school district could be a year away from regaining partial accreditation.&nbsp; Missouri&#39;s Annual Performance Reports, or MAP scores, have been released today.&nbsp; They show that St. Louis city schools have met seven standards, including one academic standard.&nbsp;</p><p>Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro says they&#39;re looking for sustained improvement over time.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 14:20:35 +0000 Julie Bierach, Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 4312 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 Mo. among states with very high obesity rates http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-among-states-very-high-obesity-rates <p>Missouri is among 12 states cited in a new government survey with very high obesity rates.</p><p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released figures Monday showing that Missouri is among a dozen states with obesity rates of at least 30 percent. The CDC says 30.3 percent of Missourians are obese.</p><p>Overall, more than a third of adults are obese. The latest figures are based on a 2011 telephone survey that asked adults their height and weight. For the first time, households with only cell phones were included.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:29:14 +0000 The Associated Press 4308 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. among states with very high obesity rates Morning headlines - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-june-19-2012 <p><strong>Study says region needs more immigrants</strong></p><p>A new study to be released this morning says the St. Louis region needs to attract more immigrants if it wants to thrive in the current economy.</p><p><a href="http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/study-st-louis-needs-more-immigrants/article_5e62200a-b996-11e1-a382-0019bb30f31a.html">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch</a> got an advance look at the study, written by Saint Louis University professor Jack Strauss.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 12:26:57 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 3938 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Tuesday, June 19, 2012