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News & Reports 4/5/10

by ODPHP April 2, 2010

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This week, we present some of the “hot topics” in media surrounding physical activity among youth:

Exercise Helps Teens Overcome 'Obesity Gene' (Source:  US News and World Report) Researchers in Sweden report that lifestyle choices can challenge genetic predisposition toward obesity.


Nearly Third of Children Globally are Couch Potatoes (Source:  Reuters) Researchers at the World Health Organization surveyed 70,000 youth from around the world on their physical activity patterns. 


First Family Kicks Off Annual Easter Egg Roll (Source:  Associated Press/Google) President and Mrs. Obama infused nutrition and physical activity messages into the annual holiday event.


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4/7/2010 3:19:50 PM #

Great to see the Annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House.  Keep encouraging children, as well as adults, to exercise to stay healthy.  There are not enough PE programs, in schools, as when I was growing up.  Exercise challenges for children of all abilities would be helpful.



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