obesity http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 Website on obesity policy launched by Wash. U., Missouri Foundation for Health http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/website-obesity-policy-launched-wash-u-missouri-foundation-health <p>Washington University&#39;s Center for Obesity Prevention and Policy Research and the Missouri Foundation for Health have launched a <a href="http://policylift.wustl.edu">&quot;first-of-its-kind&quot; website</a> with information on obesity-related policy for organizations across the state.</p><p>The site, named &quot;Policy Lift&quot; has a variety of different functions, as an announcement about the site describes:</p> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 15:22:14 +0000 Kelsey Proud 1974 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Website on obesity policy launched by Wash. U., Missouri Foundation for Health Morning headlines: Monday, July 11, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-july-11-2011 <p><strong>Dangerously hot in St. Louis Metro area Monday and Tuesday</strong></p><p><a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Saint+Louis&amp;state=MO&amp;site=LSX&amp;lat=38.636&amp;lon=-90.2443">The National Weather Service </a>has issued an excessive heat warning for&nbsp;Monday and&nbsp;Tuesday due to extreme temperatures and humidity.</p><p>John Carney with the National Weather Service says heat index values will range from 110 to 115 degrees.</p> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 14:28:12 +0000 Julie Bierach, KRCU & The Associated Press 1613 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, July 11, 2011