Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

August 14, 2013
Most of the country is familiar with the childhood obesity epidemic and the social and physical implications it has on those who carry an unhealthy amount of extra weight. However, the studies linking cognitive impairment to obesity have left teachers and parents concerned. In a particular study by the University of Michigan, it was determined that high fat intake and vitamin deficiencies as a result of unhealthy eating can affect brain power and performance in the classroom. is fortunate enough to have many accomplished professionals dedicated to this cause as part of our network.

Read our interview with Kelly Ahearn, of New York, NY. She is completing a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from New York University and studying to become a Registered Dietician. She successfully finished a dietetic internship and has a background in exercise physiology.
Read our interview With Rick Osbourne, of Naperville, IL. Rick has an MS in Education (WIU), and 17 years of teaching and coaching experience. He is an author, co-host of Kids Beating Obesity on WDCB FM Public Radio and founder of Operation Pull Your Own Weight.

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