Posts Tagged ‘Ted Kyle’

From Abstractions to Reality at the PHA Summit

April 2, 2019 — The Partnership for a Healthier American (PHA) came from a desire by First Lady Michelle Obama to do something about the ever rising levels of childhood obesity. It was the private complement to her Let’s Move! campaign. But here’s the thing. The word obesity was absent from the vocabulary of PHA. It’s been all about […]

ECO2017 Media Masterclass: Sounding Obesity Alarms

May 19, 2017 — At ECO2017 yesterday in Porto, Guardian Health Editor Sarah Boseley explained the lens that journalists bring to obesity. She sparked a lively discussion with EASO leaders, health policy advocates, and EASO Patient Council members. Sounding Alarms and Reflecting the Culture As an experienced journalist, Boseley explained a few basics. She expressed little inclination to write […]

Three Views: Health, Costs, and Obesity

June 22, 2016 — Though total health costs have risen more slowly than expected since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they remain high and continue rising. Why? What is the role of obesity and its complications? For perspective, recently consulted with three diverse health industry professionals, including ConscienHealth Founder Ted Kyle. Investment in Prevention. Marcy Buckner […]

Food Policy Does Not Equal Obesity Policy

December 9, 2015 — “As policymakers have denied the intricate nature of obesity, strategies to address obesity have largely relied upon food policy.” Writing in the international Jounal of Obesity, Fatima Cody Stanford and Ted Kyle point out that food policy, by itself, cannot be relied upon to reduce the considerable impact of obesity on the health of Americans. […]

Fat Shaming Is Down, But Weight Bias Persists

November 6, 2015 — A new study presented today at ObesityWeek in Los Angeles provides a bit of good news and a bit of bad news about bias against people living with the disease of obesity. Data from research with more than 70,000 U.S. adults beginning in 2013 suggests that “the public increasingly understands that obesity is more complicated than simplistic […]

Move It!

August 19, 2015 — With a little less than 18 months to work with, Let’s Move! Executive Director Debra Eschmeyer has an impressive to-do list: bring revised nutrition facts labeling over the finish line, rally support for gains in school nutrition, and prepare for the post-presidency phase of Let’s Move! Leadership of some of the top scientific and professional […]

Is It Possible to Oversell Exercise?

March 29, 2015 — How could it be possible to oversell exercise? The benefits for health are tremendous. Regular physical activity can help you live longer, feel better, keep diabetes and heart disease under control, put you in a better mood, and improve your sex life. But one selling point that exercise doesn’t deliver so well is weight loss. So […]

Searching for Value in Obesity Treatment

January 14, 2015 — What’s the value of innovation in obesity treatment? An unusually diverse group of stakeholders gathered at the Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMTP) to define some shared views about value in obesity treatment Monday. Patient advocates, private health plans, scientific organizations, regulators, government health plans, and medical technology innovators were all represented. Obesity Action Coalition CEO […]

Listen: Reeger Cortell and Ted Kyle re. Obesity Meds

November 8, 2014 — Reeger Cortell is a remarkable family nurse practitioner who — quite literally in her spare time — regularly produces an extraordinary podcast with people who describe their experiences and expertise related to obesity and bariatric surgery. It’s hard to believe that she produces this inspiring podcast with such a high standard of quality while working full […]

OAC Reaching Out at ObesityWeek 2014

November 3, 2014 — After setting new records for attendance at the YWM2014 national convention in September, the Obesity Action Coalition scored another first in Boston Sunday. Reaching out at ObesityWeek 2014, OAC presented its first local event to an audience of more than a hundred people affected by obesity in Boston with a faculty of top experts in obesity. OAC Chairman […]