Childhood Obesity

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This edition of Be Smart. Be Well.was made possible with the participation and support of many organizations and individuals. Their advice and assistance was invaluable in developing the Childhood Obesity topic.

Acknowledgements

ACTIVE Life

Advocate Lutheran General (Children’s) Hospital, Park Ridge, IL

Alliance for a Healthier Generation 

American Dietetic Association

American Heart Association

Cermak Produce, Chicago IL

Dance Ed, Northbrook, IL

Grace Lutheran Church and School, River Forest, IL

Holly Academy, Holly, MI

Maplewood Elementary School, Austin, TX

marathonkids.org

Maywood Fine Arts Association, Maywood, IL

New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service, Las Cruces, NM

Office for the Surgeon General, United States

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 

United States Department of Health and Human Services

Walther Lutheran High School, Melrose Park, IL

William J. Clinton Foundation

With very special thanks to

Lydia T. Ashanin, Director, Corporate Community Involvement, Health Care Service Corporation

Kari Bachman, M.A., Home Economics Dept., New Mexico State University

Lois Baumann, Founder, Maywood Fine Arts Association

Katherine Bus, Managing Director, Maywood Fine Arts Association

Katherine Kaufer Christoffel, M.D., Medical Director, Coalition to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children

Ginny Ehrlich, Executive Director, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Andrea Frank, R.D., Sinai Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL

RADM Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H., Acting Surgeon General, United States

Don Gillingham, Executive Director, Walther Lutheran High School

Marc Ellison, PE Teacher, Maplewood Elementary School

Baker Harrell, Founder and Executive Director, ACTIVE  Life

Julie Kildee, Director, Holly Academy

Hugh Kress, Principal, Grace Lutheran Church and School

Kerry Morgan, M.S., Community Youth Coordinator, Saint Francis Health System, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Andreas Papakanelou, Manager, Cermak Produce

Scott Reynolds, Owner, Dance Ed, Inc

Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Chief Medical Officer, American Heart Association

Toby Smithson, R.D., American Dietetic Association

David Thoele, M.D., Pediatric Cardiologist, Advocate Health Care

Socorro Valdez, ACTIVE Life, Events & Operations Manager

Stephanie Vomvouras, M.D., M.B.A., Medical Editor, BeSmartBeWell.com

Terry Wade, PE Teacher, Coordinator, marathonkids.org

Our sincere gratitude to those who agreed to tell their stories

Alejandra Fuentes

Maya Horwitch

Austin Miller

Akeila Sharp

Aaron Wimbush

And thanks to all who participated in the videos

Leroy Abic

Arianna Kekatos

Amisue Adolfson

Christine Klein

Ryan Adolfson

Kurtis Klein

Danielle Agel

Aric Klemp

Angella Alberts

Heather Klemp

Tucker Alberts

Jacob King

Karen Allen

Jonah Koetke

Ericka Allen

Samara Kohn

Mia Andreoli

Sharon Kohn

 

Miranda Koulogeorge

Cindy Barbosa

Nancy Koulogeorge

Ramon Barbosa

Karl Kuehner

Lois Baumann

 

Russell Bedford

Manon Labruyere

Samuel Bedford

Dorothy Lamar

Dorian Bilbrey

Bekah Lampert

Yot Mun Bilbrey

Marla Lampert

Alexander Bogdan

Jamie LaSalle

Jack Bouman

Pamela LaSalle

Leela Boyer

Kolten Lauer

Tara Boyer

Caleb Lee

Christine Boyle

Rodney Lee

Linda Branda

Ashley Lew

Michael Branda

Lisa Lew

Alexander Brayton

Kaelynn Link

Corbin Bronsen

Pam Link

Shannon Bronsen

Sarah Lowery

Corbin Brown

 

Jeremy Brown

Carol Maczka

Shannon Brown

Laurie Maczka

Matthew Buchbinder

Ambria Mahomes

Dyan Bylak

Colt Mancogna

LaDarrius Byrd

Brandon McCray

 

Lisa Marie McCray

Jared Callahan

Shadrian McDaniel

Jeff Callahan

Felicia McGrady

Lori Cantu

Justin McGrady

Myranda Cantu

Morgan McVety

Cindy Cassner

Sheri McVety

Meagan Cassner

Danielle McWilliams

Pat Capuano

Jana McWilliams

Tanya Chapman

Alexander Melani

Sean Chapman

Doris Meredith

Tony Chapman

Mitchell Mihailuk

Laura Claus

Alida Miller

Derrick Clemons

Christina Miller

Sherry Clemons

Cynthia Miller

Adela Comejo

Daniel Miller

Maya Comejo

Hannah Miller

Barbara Conneely

Matthew Miller

Donna Coons

Pierce Miller

Dylin Coons

Samantha Miller

Cody Cotton

Zachary Miller

Deirdre Cotton

Jeanette Mitchell

Alyssa Coughlin

Katarina Moehring

Jane Coughlin

Cameron Moore

Alexandra Cozette

Samuel Morgan

Jamie Cozette

Donna Morrow

Daniel Cummuta

Justin Morrow

Lisa Cummuta

Clinton Mullins

 

Tessa Muriello

Jasmine Davis

Kurt Myles

Lanette Davis

 

Logan De Vries

Tanya Neal

Margaret De Vries

Rosario Neyra

Melissa De Vries

Lucy Niermann

Mindy Deutsch

Matti Oshin

Roxie Deutsch

 

Cheryl Divizio

Donna Pekay

Daniel Divizio

Michael Pekay

Jocelynn Dortch

Gabrielle Picher

Lexi Dunne

Dina Pickett

Liza Dunne

Ta’Jae Pickett

 

Ana-Isabella Pina

Elaine Eldred

Kyra Pollack

Elise Estelle

Jennifer Potteiger

 

Jessica Potter

Joshua Fallon

 

Marcella Fisher

Jennifer Rager

Natalie Flynn

Joe Rager

Tina Lynn Freelan

Christine Reese

Fernando Fuentes

Megan Reese

 

Emma Renteria

Adrian Gaerlan

Heidi Renteria

Colin Gaerlan

Logan Rey-Talley

Anthony Garland

Kendall Richmond

Anthony Garland II

Rachelle Richmond

Jalon Gates

Rebecca Robinson

Jessica Geweke

 

Tim Gildroy

Clifford Sands

Barbara Glinka

Nicholas Sands

James Glinka

Elizabeth Schneiser

Pamela Green

Lauri Schneiser

Patrell Green

Brittany Schuld

Rana Green

Trudy Schuld

Sareena Green

Joseph Scudiero

Kim Gruemmer

Brittany Shaw

Reece Gruemmer

Taiyana Shurn

Jubilke Gueguirre

Robert Smith

Sierra Gueguirre

Shirley Smith

 

Aon’tionna Snow

Emma Hayden

Rachel Stahlke

Rachel Hayden

Angela Stombaugh

Isabelle Headrick

Conor Sullivan

Parker Helms

 

Tracey Helms

Juanita Tapia

Frashaundra Hill

Tiffany Tapia

Alex Hermansen

Ameenah Taylor

Kari Hermansen

Nicole Taylor

Avi Horowitz

Robert Taylor

Gabriel Ho

Bill Thompson

David Horwitch

Terri Trantham

Jenna Horwitch

Tyler Trantham

Lacey Horwitch

Aisha Tripp

Laura Horwitch

Bruce Tuomi

Rachel Horwitch

David Tuomi

Richard Horwitch

Amber Tyler

Antoniette Hughes

Shirley Tyler

 

 

Jacob Irizarry

Eloise VanderWell

 

 

Betsy Jaruseski

Jesse Wallace

Carrie Jaruseki

Matthew Wallace

Douglas M. Johnson

Taylor Wallace

Jacob Johnson

Theresa Wallace

Paige Johnson

Caleb Wimbush

 

Elliot Wimbush

 

Marijo Wimbush

 

Samuel Wimbush

 

Joseph Wilkerson

 

Miche Williams

 

Loretta Wilson

 

Maurice Wilson

 

 

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