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TGR Body & UV Accumulation

I recently wrote an article in Lydia's Style Magazine about skin cancer. The part I found most relevant to The Girl Revolution is that UV (ultraviolet) rays, the substance that causes skin damage and skin cancer, are cumulative. Meaning,…
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Change Your Life: Girls Play Sports!

We've enrolled Ainsley in a variety of sports to see which ones she'd excel at and which ones might light something in her. When her pediatrician told us her BMI was high and we needed to make some changes, we realized our book-worm of…
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Why Kids Are Fat

My husband was just informed by a police officer that he would call child protective services on us. He gave us a warning, this time. Our crime? We let him ride his bike outside in front of our house. In a residential neighborhood with…
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Jamie Oliver's TED Wish - Educate Kids About Food

Jamie Oliver is a chef. As such he loves food. Given one single wish, that he gets to make in front of the best and brightest people with all the resources in the world, he chose to confront the childhood obesity epidemic armed with information…
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Michelle Obama Takes On Childhood Obesity

President Barack Obama announced that Michelle Obama, First Lady and mother of two First Daughters Sasha and Malia, will be taking on Childhood Obesity as her pet cause. In this MSNBC story Michelle Obama admits to a very similar story as…
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Obesity Thunder Bay Website Fights Childhood Obesity

Listen, I took some slack for The Girl Revolution: Fit Girl Series I ran last year. Too obsessive, one reader said in her email. The thing is, childhood obesity has very serious health consequences for our children. Especially for our daughters…
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Kate Moss & Girls' Body Reality

I read all these stories that suggest Kate Moss should be burned at the stake for saying her motto is, "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels." Sarah and the Goon Squad has a funny, light-hearted and compelling post about it. Instead of being…
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Disordered Eating

When I was in college I lived on a pack of cigarettes, a cup or two of coffee and one $1 hamburger a day. I'd go to the grocery store and spend like $20. Ramen and Kool-aid were good choices, because you could get 10 for a $1. That's 10 meals…
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Yoga Treats Eating Disorders

From Time Magazine's article The Year In Health, A session of yoga for teens with anorexia, bulimia or other eating disorders may provide more than spiritual and physical boost; it could also help them get over their illness, according to…
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The Fat Fight

Robin Marantz Henig and Jess Zimmerman (of Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty Fame) wrote a piece about bodies, fat and the mother-daughter relationship. It pushed about every button I have. I've been in an internal debate with myself ever…
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Peer Pressure

Picking up speed, finish line in sight, bursting through my personal barrier of "I can't run", on my Race for the Cure 5k this weekend I congratulated myself for finally filling my life with positive peer pressure. Now, how do I translate the…
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How Will Health Care Reform Impact Women and Children?

Want to ask questions and talk about health care reform? As in how will this really impact women and children? There's a phone call tomorrow and you're all invited. It's just another amazing thing Momsrising.org is doing to make sure mothers…