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Boogio Gets Kids Moving

Obesity is one of the biggest barriers to healthy living, particularly for kids. Boogio encourages children to be active outdoors by using peer motivation, not parental pressure. We build wearable technology to gamify everyday life and make physical fitness fun via a unique gaming device with removable sensor insoles that respond to physical movement. We surveyed 50,000 kids who play videogames and found that over ...more »

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Thriving2gether: Peers Modeling Healthy Behaviors

Lifestyle changes are crucial to prevent and manage the burden of chronic disease that affects >130 million people in the US. Brief, infrequent visits with physicians are often inadequate to deliver key messages and foster healthy behaviors. Individuals are more likely to change behavior when they learn strategies to improve health, and see themselves and their peers successfully and repeatedly practice those strategies. ...more »

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Eating Balanced Meals: Rethinking How Food Is Served In Schools

Each weekday, 55 million K-12 students fill US school cafeterias and learn eating habits that will shape their lifelong health. If we want to combat childhood obesity and prevent health problems in adulthood, we can start by making sure every cafeteria supports eating balanced, nutritious meals. We took a child-centered approach to studying school lunch and learned that today: - Kids get little time for choice ...more »

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Health and Fitness Family Style (How to survive and thrive in a "food desert")

A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute says 1 out of 5 Philadelphians are in poor or fair health due to smoking, obesity, physical inactivity, and excessive drinking. Most residents have limited access to recreation sites and healthy foods since they live in "food deserts" where they have to travel more than a mile to the nearest supermarket and is ...more »

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Community-based Healthy Living Events

Our tagline “for the love of play” drives our athletically inspired, healthy lifestyle company to create programs that motivate our clients to participate in healthy lifestyle behaviors. The capacity to participate in these acts, both as an individual and as a community, empowers one to value and trust in the paradigm shift that leads to a healthier lifestyle. Through integrated partnerships we propose to establish free ...more »

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Babies & Broccoli;Toddlers & Tomatoes: Preventing Obesity by Planting the Seeds of Health

Imagine young children enjoying peas not processed snacks or harvesting carrots with their grandparents in the backyard. Picture teens planting tomatoes in patio containers because they prefer the “real” thing.These scenarios are possible when children grow their own food. Vegetable gardens at pre-schools and daycare centers can make this a reality with the help of Putnam County’s Cornell Cooperative Extension, Child ...more »

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Active at Work ... and Play with ‘Active Motion Seating’

We spend way too much time sitting still. Imagine the health benefits of going for nice long walks instead of sitting still all these hours. Impossible? You'd never have the time? But this is exactly what both adults and kids can do with Active Motion Seating - healthy low intensity physical activity – while safely seated – without reducing work productivity. Guided by a concept from economics, ‘optimal defaults’, ...more »

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Mobile and Digital Technology helps drives Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors

Challenge: How can we influence youths and adults to be more active in their local parks, to help reduce the prevalence of obesity in the state of Delaware? Solution: Park visitors can scan QR codes or access geo-fenced coupons, by utilizing their smartphones to take advantage of exclusive park promotions. Businesses such as the Nike and Kohl’s can promote their product offerings towards health conscious consumers. ...more »

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Extrinsic Reward System to Guide the Quality of Children's Nutritional Choices

Reversing the epidemic of childhood obesity requires cultural change in how kids value food. We propose a method of making the nutritional merits of food irresistible, much as traditional marketing methods did for unhealthy products. Our game, Fitter Critters, won 2nd place in Let's Move's Apps for Healthy Kids (http://is.gd/lrn7fN), and a study by U. Mass Medical found it significantly increased self-efficacy and positive ...more »

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ReNew Life: Free Weight loss Program for Adults & Children (Exercise, Behavior and Diet Therapy)

ReNew Life is a free weight loss program for adults and children. The goal is provide active training and education in order to transform the home into a healthy living environment. It is a 16-week program that people apply for on-line. EXERCISE PROGRAM - 1st 5 weeks Acceleration Training -increase physical activity and to initiate fat loss; 2nd 5 weeks Specificity; Last 6 weeks- assist individuals in developing ...more »

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Project PAWS: Partnering with Pets to Achieve Wellness

Pediatric obesity is a serious public health concern. The numerous medical sequelae of obesity are well known, but the psychological impact is often less considered. Prejudice and bullying are experienced by many overweight youth. As a result, overweight teens suffer disproportionately from psychological symptoms and diminished quality of life. Therefore, it is imperative that pediatric obesity be effectively managed. ...more »

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New Approach to Preventing Childhood Obesity: MaxOnSnax® helps preschoolers establish healthy habits

Featured by the AAP, aired on AFN, recommended by the Surgeon General, pediatricians, Olympians & celebrity chefs, Max On Snax® is a growing edutainment brand offering innovative, multiplatform solutions to the issue of childhood obesity. Max, an animated little boy who loves preparing healthy snacks, harnesses the efficacy of character branding to encourage kids to make better choices. Research shows that Max is “a peer ...more »

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