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BMI and Shuttle Run Among Techniques IOM Report Recommends for Youth Fitness Testing
Released: 9/27/2012

Techniques ranging from running to push-ups to sit-and-reach tests have been used to measure various aspects of fitness in children and adults. However, evidence is sparse on how well some of these techniques correspond to desired health outcomes in children, fueling debate about the best fitness measures for youth.

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Measuring Youth Fitness: Institute of Medicine Report Releases Thursday, Sept. 27
Released: 9/25/2012

Fitness Measures and Health Outcomes in Youth, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, identifies which techniques to assess fitness in youths have the strongest evidence base and offers guidance to those developing and conducting national youth fitness surveys and school-based fitness testing.

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What You're Reading - August 2012

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of August, 2012.

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What You're Reading - July 2012

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of July, 2012.

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'The Weight of the Nation' Films Garner Two Emmy Nominations
Released: 7/20/2012

"The Weight of the Nation," a four-part documentary film series developed as part of a national obesity prevention campaign spearheaded by HBO and the Institute of Medicine in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and Kaiser Permanente, has been nominated for an Emmy award for Outstanding Nonfiction Series. A companion short film titled "The Weight of the Nation for Kids: The Great Cafeteria Takeover" was nominated for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Children's Nonfiction, Reality, or Reality-Competition Program.

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What You're Reading - June 2012

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of June, 2012.

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What You're Reading - May 2012

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of May, 2012.

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IOM Report Identifies Key Obesity-Prevention Strategies to Scale Back 'Weight of the Nation'
Released: 5/8/2012

America's progress in arresting its obesity epidemic has been too slow, and the condition continues to erode productivity and cause millions to suffer from potentially debilitating and deadly chronic illnesses, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

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Speeding Progress Against Obesity Crisis: IOM Report Release May 8
Released: 4/30/2012

The surge in America’s obesity rates demands faster progress to stop and reverse these trends. Accelerating Progress on Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation, the Institute of Medicine’s latest report on combating the obesity epidemic, focuses on strategies that various sectors of society can take to support individuals' and families' efforts to achieve healthy diets and physical activity levels.

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IOM Executive Officer Co-Authors Book on Fighting the Forces That Make Americans Obese
Released: 4/24/2012

A new book co-authored by Judith Salerno, Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer of the Institute of Medicine, examines the forces driving the obesity epidemic in the U.S. and offers practical tips to those who want to make healthier choices in spite of these pressures.

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