Public Enemy No. 1

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The triggers for obesity are everywhere. A fast food chain implores customers to grab a “fourth meal.” Another touts any size soft drink for a dollar. Escalators replace stairs. Even the television remote provides one more opportunity to be sedentary.

A New Approach

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Crouching next to his backyard pool for a routine skimming of its leaves and drowned insects, Jim Brown saw a reflection of a man he didn’t want to be.

Starting Early

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If Samiya Razzaq, M.D., could make one item disappear from every child’s diet, it would be sugary drinks.

A Toy Box of the Future

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A pilot project in rural southeast Arkansas aims to beat childhood obesity before lack of exercise sets in as a habit for young children.

Blueprint for Success

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In 2003, when Arkansas became one of the first states to pass comprehensive legislation to combat childhood obesity, critics worried about negative social and emotional consequences for students.

Power of Faith

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Church-going African-Americans in the Arkansas Delta are feeling the power of faith a little more than usual these days, especially around their waistlines.

It Takes a Coalition

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This past summer has been exciting and a little overwhelming for Debra Bolding and Glenda Rice, volunteer co-managers of the Howard County Farmers Market in the southwest Arkansas city of Nashville.