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Fantasy Leagues for Health

Thousands play in fantasy sports leagues—let’s create online Fantasy Health Leagues to harness that appeal and change the game to achieve real health improvements. Individuals or groups working toward a health goal (e.g., workplace wellness teams, weight loss, smoking cessation) sign up to be “drafted” as players or teams in a league related to their health aim. Players share their motivation and plan for improving their ...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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Academic Scholarship Program to Reduce College Student Obesity

We aim to reduce obesity in college students and improve their future prospects and that of their children. It’s original. No other obesity program targets college students; they’re the most receptive to changing physical habits and mindset. If students meet semester health targets and academic goals, tuition fees are reimbursed. It offers higher education to those who can’t afford it and motivates students to improve ...more »

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The Prevention Project: Melding Science, Law and Social Engagement to End Chemical-Related Disease

The action-oriented Prevention Project will rid the world of chemical-related diseases. The problem: Toxic chemicals are pervasive—hundreds of chemicals are in our tissues and bodily fluids—and are linked to scores of public health issues, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and obesity. Existing legal and business approaches are doomed to fail because they focus on risk management—keeping exposure down ...more »

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Vision: Preventative Care-A public health model transforms the way hospitals deliver care:

Hospitals provide universal, preventative obesity screening (simple) intervene (disruptive) and refer to community-based care & treatment (innovative) How to get there: ask what is your height and weight? 1 question during a hospital admission could transform care, health & cost -quickly assesses the severity of risk (a BMI calculation of at least 25 based on height and weight of an adult is overweight, at risk for ...more »

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Help us help ourselves be healthy

We have the power to reverse the obesity epidemic, and we have the tools already in use among us. Not everyone in every community is obese or overweight. And certain communities have much lower rates of obesity and overweight than others. Those people and communities are doing something we all can and should learn from. So, it’s time to rethink how we fight obesity, who we enlist along the way, and where we look for ...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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Transforming childhood obesity and diabetes through collaborative disciplines assigned to schools

Obesity, diabetes and suicide is a major issue in our school system. These factors are a national security interest as there are weight requirements for the military and safety officers and a burden on health care costs. This proposal challenges the traditional practice of having one nurse per school district. The radical idea proposed is to include health care professionals on site. The vision is to create an ...more »

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Sleep, it does a body better than good, it does a body great!

We have forgotten how to sleep well. As a result, we are fatter and sicker (more heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and mental illness) than we have had in the past. The situation is made worse with the invasion of portable technology (smartphones) by keeping everyone and especially young people up later when they should be asleep. Enter the Clinical Sleep Educator (CSE), a specially trained allied health professional ...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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Empowering Teachers to Battle Childhood Obesity

Children spend most of their time at school but physical activity opportunities have been declining nationwide and the problem of childhood obesity remains unmitigated. Modern approaches call for integration of physical activity in the academic classroom throughout the school hours that can increase physical activity levels, improve cognitive and academic performance and motivate students to be both active and learning. ...more »

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Breastfeeding as a Healthy Workplace Initiative

Experts at the CDC in Atlanta estimate that 15% to 20% of obesity could be prevented through breastfeeding (Dietz, 2001). A study of on-the-job moms suggests that expecting to return to work does not effect the initial decision to breastfeed but the timing of quitting breastfeeding and returning to work is ‘highly and powerfully linked’ (Kimbro, 2006). We should be incorporating breastfeeding into a healthy workplace ...more »

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