Studies find Americans cutting back on sugary drinks and sweets
Obesity ranked by job: transportation workers take top spot, doctors least obese
Study offers strategies for handling all-you-can-eat buffets
Improving nutrition in school competitive foods does not lead to long-term financial loss
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report
Kids need recess at school — here's why
Obesity facts and fiction — can you spot the difference?
Social media may help beat childhood obesity
Health effects of childhood obesity don't wait until adulthood
Study finds a little excess weight may not increase risk of early death
When counting daily calories, keep tabs on alcohol
Diabetes rates rise dramatically across the U.S.
Leisure-time physical activity extends life
More studies link sugary drinks and weight gain
Adult obesity projections for 2030: soaring rates threaten America’s health
Key strategies to maintain weight loss after menopause
More Americans are walking
From Mississippi to Colorado, US obesity rates remain high
Nutrition and health organizations take a stand on sweeteners
Study finds three key strategies can boost your weight-loss success
New York City Plans to Ban Supersized Sugary Drinks
HBO documentary The Weight of the Nation tackles America’s obesity epidemic
Weight control is not as simple as energy in = energy out
SUA supports farm bill nutrition priorities
CDC’s WHO growth chart training is online
Online games sway kids’ snack preferences
Kids get more calories from added sugars in foods than drinks
It's not just size but color that affects how much you put on your plate.
AHA suggests that parents should be involved in treatment programs for obese children.
American Cancer Society releases updated nutrition and physical activity guidelines
January is the most popular month for ads on weight loss products and services. With so many enticing options for slimming down, choosing the one that will work the best can be daunting.
Founded in 1994, Shape Up America! is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization committed to raising awareness of obesity as a health issue and to providing responsible information on healthy weight management. Take a journey through our website to find information and ideas to achieve a healthy weight for you and your family. If you are a health professional, you will find resources to assist your clients and patients with their efforts to attain and maintain a healthy weight.
On June 19, SUA president Dr. Barbara Moore is participating in a meeting sponsored by the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance. The topic of discussion is the common interests shared by the obesity and osteoarthritis communities.
For more information:
Osteoarthritis Action Alliance
Just in time for Father's Day, Christine Palumbo's Good Sense Eating column at Chicago Parent offers suggestions from four dad dietitians on how they have established healthy eating habits for their children, and how you can too!
Father's Day Suggestions from Chef Joanna
Father's Day is June 16th. Celebrate this special day and enjoy the last days of spring with some simple and delicious recipes from the SUA kitchens.
Shape Up America! joins the National Consumers League (NCL) and the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) today in supporting the decision by the Treasury Department to allow voluntary serving facts statements on alcoholic beverages.
Shape Up America! is proudly announcing our new partnership with Earth Treats, a company founded with the idea of putting the most delicious, nutritious and flavorful premium foods in your hands and dedicated to giving your family, office or restaurant gourmet fruits that can be traced back to the field where they were picked. With organic and conventional fruit selections, you can find fruits that have been specifically bred for a high profile flavor. With organic and conventional selections, you'll be sure to find fruits that will tickle your taste buds and help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Recently Dr. Barbara Moore, the president of Shape Up America!, shared her expertise on childhood obesity as part of a video series produced by Kids in the House, an online parenting resource. Use the links below to view this important series.
Should parents make foods “fun” for kids? Or should foods simply be nourishing and tasty? Read what dietitian Christine Palumbo says in her latest Good Sense Eating column.
On April 4, 2013, the FDA warned consumers not to purchase or use the dietary supplement MAXILOSS Weight Advanced Blue because it was found to contain sibutramine.
Sibutramine, the active ingredient in the obesity drug Meridia, was removed from the U.S. market in October 2010 because it can substantially increase blood pressure and pulse rate in some individuals, and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. This drug may also interact, in life-threatening ways, with other medications a consumer may be taking.
Use the following link for further information:
FDA Public Notification about Hidden Ingredient in MAXILOSS
Barbara J Moore, the president and CEO of Shape Up America!™, joined by the staff, Board of Directors and Science Advisory Committee, today pause to remember our founder, Dr. C. Everett Koop, the 13th Surgeon General of the United States. He will be sorely missed, and we are privileged to have known and worked with him. Dr. Koop raised awareness of the health risks of obesity long before it became obvious to the health community, and is also well known for his work related to tobacco use and AIDS. Recently we hosted a party in honor of his 95th birthday. Our condolences go out to his loving family.
A Tip from Chef Joanna
Taste this exciting new spring time treat from our friend and fundraiser, Jason! It's a step up from your everyday salad.
Houston is a great example of a city that is tackling the issue of food deserts head-on. Here's how they approached the problem:
For the past decade, Shape Up America! has been working with several other consumer organizations to urge the U.S. agency responsible for marketing of alcohol-containing beverages to require an Alcohol Facts panel similar to the Nutrition Facts panel on food products. Over the years, we have held press conferences, issued press releases and conducted consumer research on what type of label consumers would prefer. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has thus far failed to require an Alcohol Facts panel, but recent developments may be a game changer. Please see the attached press release for more information:
Shape Up America! and MOVband are teaming up to get people moving and help fight obesity.
Help Shape Up America! by purchasing any product from Saving The World T-shirts. Check out the awesome t-shirts, yoga apparel, bracelets and bumper stickers!
UPDATE: Congratulations to Jason on his spectacular finish at Ironman Arizona 2012! We salute his indefatigable spirit and constant commitment to healthy training and nutrition. Jason is already preparing for his next major race, the 70.3 Ironman San Juan in March. Well done and good luck in 2013! More details are available at his website, cooktraineatrace.com
You can read Jason's Ironman Arizona race report for more details about his most recent race.
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