Category Archives: Obesity

Mythbusting Video Games as “The Problem,” Part 1: Feedback

Written on December 12, 2012 at 6:20 pm, by

When we are out working with an organization, one of the most common questions we get – especially from frustrated parents – is “Why would my kid rather sit inside playing video games than be out running around with his/her friends?” This question usually is then followed by a long speech about how the parent  Continue Reading »

Hook & Ladder takes Slate.com “Reader’s Pick” for Anti-Obesity Proposal

Written on March 22, 2011 at 8:27 pm, by

Slate.com just wrapped up “Time To Trim,” a month-long crowdsourcing project aimed at generating new ideas about how to reduce childhood obesity in the United States. When voting closed, Hook & Ladder’s proposal entitled “Push Play Instead of Push-Ups” finished with a comfortable lead to become the top “Reader’s Pick” among the 345 total entries.  Continue Reading »