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Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers and Babies: A Winning Goal

Caitlin Krutsick / Blog August 25, 2014

This month, the CDC released its Breastfeeding Report Card for 2014, coinciding with National Breastfeeding Month in the United States. The results of the report show that 79 percent of mothers initiate breastfeeding, up from 75 percent a year ago.

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Physicians Need Training in Nutrition and Physical Activity to Help Combat Obesity Epidemic

Health / Press Release June 24, 2014

Current training for medical professionals in nutrition and exercise is inadequate to cope with the nation’s obesity epidemic.

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Teaching Nutrition and Physical Activity in Medical School: Training Doctors for Prevention-Oriented Care

Health / Research June 23, 2014

To combat threats of obesity and obesity-related chronic disease, health care providers must be better equipped to address issues of diet and physical activity.

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Are America’s Physicians Prepared to Combat the Obesity Epidemic?

Health / Research June 23, 2014

Visualizing the troublesome state of nutrition and physical activity training in medical school.

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Fighting Obesity Around the World: Perspectives from Ireland

Robin Schepper / Blog November 1, 2013

Like the United States, Ireland presents alarming obesity statistics: 23 percent of two-to four-year-olds are overweight or obese, and 61 percent of Irish adults are overweight or obese.

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Fellow Fridays: Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman

Abbey Brandon / Blog October 18, 2013

Fellow Fridays is a series of profiles of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s roster of fourteen Senior Fellows. This week, we are sharing advice from former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman. He co-chairs BPC’s Commission on Political Reform and Nutrition…

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Event: Teaching Nutrition and Physical Activity in Medical School: Training Doctors for Prevention-Oriented Care

Health / October 17, 2013 4:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Fifty percent of Americans live with one or more chronic illnesses, and diet and physical activity are key risk factors for many. Health care professionals are uniquely positioned to change this trend through patient education, but unfortunately they often lack…

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Prevention’s Value in Curing Our Health Care Spending Woes

Lisel Loy / Blog August 20, 2013

Our health care system and the federal budget are drowning under the burden of chronic diseases, like obesity and diabetes, and their associated costs. Health care spending is a primary driver of our annual federal deficit and care for patients…

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Lots to Lose: Statements of Support

Health / Page June 6, 2012

“Our nation’s obesity crisis is not just a health issue, but it is directly tied to our nation’s fiscal crisis. Obesity and other preventable physical conditions contribute greatly to rising health care costs in the United States, which are the…

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Lots to Lose: How America’s Health and Obesity Crisis Threatens our Economic Future

Health / Research June 5, 2012

Our nation is in the midst of a public health crisis so profound that is it undermining our well-being, our economic competitiveness and even our long-term national security.

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