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Experts Available to Discuss Food Pyramid for Kids.


TOPIC: The U.S. government revealed the first food pyramid designed specifically for children ages 6 to 11 years, according to an article by the Washington Post. The guide promotes eating fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean protein as well as being physically active at least 60 minutes each day. The food pyramid is an interactive Website, which contains a computer game in an effort to entice kids to come to the site and record their food intake to see their results.

EXPERTS: ExpertSource can offer several highly qualified experts to comment on this story:

Dr. John Bouldin, of Child Health Care of Manassas, was recently named Pediatrician of the Year in the Virginia County. He has particular expertise in childhood obesity and childhood health and fitness issues.

Dr. James Hill, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado, is an internationally recognized authority on obesity and weight management. He has published more than 250 scientific articles and book chapters on obesity and weight control and his current research focuses on preventing weight gain by modifying diet and physical activity. He is a popular keynote speaker for organizations and companies around the world. As director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, he spearheaded research that has become the foundation of America On the Move (AOM), a national health initiative created to combat the obesity epidemic and inspire Americans to choose healthy lifestyles. He was also president of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity and regional vice president of the International Association for the Study of Obesity. He was a member of the Expert Panel on Obesity for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which developed U.S. guidelines for the treatment and prevention of obesity, as well as a member of the NIH Taskforce on the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity. Dr. Hill speaks to groups in the medical and academic communities, as well as corporations, trade organizations and the general public on various health-related topics including obesity, weight control in children and adults and the effects both can have on other diseases such as diabetes. He is an expert in how public and private groups can work together to address obesity.

Dr. Elizabeth Pivonka heads the Produce for Better Health Foundation, a group charged with helping Americans reach their recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Dr. Pivonka can speak about the impact of fruit and vegetable consumption in the prevention of obesity (specifically childhood obesity), as well as the prevention of chronic disease. As well, she can speak about a new program, 5-A-Day the Color Way, which is providing parents with a fun, easy way to get their children interested in a healthy diet.

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