The National Institutes of Health is spending nearly $150,000 to facilitate conversations with obese Latina women about their weight with their daughters.
The National Institutes of Health is spending more than $400,000 sending text messages to Latino men to encourage them to exercise.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending $150,000 to teach rural residents of Maine how to cook.
During his recent trip to India President Obama committed to helping the country fight obesity. Despite a UNICEF survey that found over 30 percent of Indian children under the age of 5 were underweight the president said he would partner with India to fight obesity there.
A new project from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is using computer simulated training sessions to teach doctors in Minnesota how to talk to fat kids.
The federal committee charged with creating nutrition guidelines for Americans is calling for fat interventions at workplaces.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is paying a researcher $17,500 to make students at New Mexico State University wear a fat vest for “weight sensitivity training.”
The 20-pound fat vest will be worn for an “empathy exercise” so non-obese students can experience what it is like to be obese. The premise of the project is to fight “weight prejudice.”
Samoa Air will become the first airline to charge customers on a per-kilo rate, the Australian Sunday Morning Herald reports. The airline’s chief executive hopes the system, which will charge obese passengers more to fly, will raise public awareness to the growing problem of obesity in Samoa.