COPE Webinar Series Presents:
Pediatric Obesity: Evidence-based Interventions that Impact Physical Activity and Eating Behaviors
Expand your knowledge base relative to the use of evidence-based child, adolescent and family obesity interventions. This webinar is appropriate for those working in diverse sites - school, community or health care. Join Debra Kibbe, MS in exploring nutrition and physical activity resources and ways to adapt these resources to your setting. Strategies for health and fitness professionals will be discussed during the webinar. For more information and registration.
The Weight of the Nation for Kids
In May 2012, the groundbreaking multi-part documentary series The Weight of the Nation explored the facts and myths of the obesity epidemic in the U.S., taking an unflinching look at the severity of the crisis and its crippling effects on the nation's health and health care. The Weight of the Nation for Kids is a family-friendly three-part series of half-hour specials for young people spotlighting decisions children and their families can make to improve their health now and in the future. Directed by Emmy® winners Shari Cookson and Nick Doob, the second and third parts of the series, Kebreeya's Salad Days and Quiz Ed!, debut back-to-back Tuesday, May 7 (5:30-6:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, followed by an encore play of the first Weight of the Nation for Kids special, 2012's Emmy®-nominated The Great Cafeteria Takeover, at 6:30 p.m. All films will be available in English and Spanish, and will also stream free of charge on hbo.com/weightofthenation and iom.edu/weightofthenation.
Thank you for participating and contributing to the success of our 2nd Annual COPE pre-conference - and conference. We all learned so much!
Worksite / Employee Wellness
COPE provides health and weight campaigns and other services to improve the health of your employees. Read here about Denice's success with a specific worksite published in the Online Journal of Health Informatics. For information on bringing a customized COPE employee wellness program to your business, please contact Denice Ferko-Adams
Obesity News Bytes
Childhood deaths from diabetes declining - Findings from the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report show a 61% decline in the number of children aged 19 years and younger who died of diabetes-related causes from 1968 to 2009. Advances in treatment options and better education may have contributed to the decline. InternalMedicineNews.com
Gallup-Healthways poll shows higher US obesity rates - Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey revealed 26.1% of U.S. adults were considered to be obese in 2012, compared with 25.5% in 2008. Obesity ratea in 44-to-47-year-olds increased to 30.4% this year, but stayed the same for those aged 24 to 27 and decreased slightly in the 60 to 63 age groups. The Huffington Post
Weight gain post diabetes diagnosis increases mortality risk Weight gain in the first year following type 2 diabetes diagnosis was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, according to a Swedish study that was presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes’ annual meeting. See article in Family Practice News