Parents as Teachers http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 Kit Bond retires: "Work together, play nice.” http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kit-bond-retires-work-together-play-nice%E2%80%9D <p>Senator <a href="http://bond.senate.gov/public/">Kit Bond</a> is retiring after more than four decades in public office.</p><p>Missourians first elected the Republican in 1970 as state auditor. Two years later Bond became the state’s youngest governor at the age of 33.</p><p>He spent two terms in the governor’s mansion, then went on to four terms in the <a href="http://www.senate.gov/">U.S. Senate</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.kwmu.org/info/onair.php#hickey">Maria Altman</a> takes a look back on Senator Kit Bond’s long public service career.</p><p><em><strong> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 14:26:33 +0000 Maria Altman 153 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kit Bond retires: "Work together, play nice.”