Living Large: Obesity In America http://www.kunc.org en For Teens, Weight Loss Sculpts New Lives http://www.kunc.org/post/teens-weight-loss-sculpts-new-lives <em>Second of two stories, which are part of an ongoing </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/series/136462878/living-large-obesity-in-america" target="_blank">series</a><em> on obesity in America. The </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/12/12/142661672/school-transforms-teens-lives-one-pound-at-a-time" target="_blank">first part</a><em> begins in August as students start their weight-loss journey at Wellspring Academy, a boarding school in Brevard, N.C. The second checks in with students in late October. Tue, 13 Dec 2011 23:46:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 19086 at http://www.kunc.org For Teens, Weight Loss Sculpts New Lives Spandex Stretches To Meet U.S. Waistlines http://www.kunc.org/post/spandex-has-stretched-us-waistlines <em>Part of an ongoing </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/series/136462878/living-large-obesity-in-america" target="_blank">series</a><em> on obesity in America</em><p>When you think of spandex, 1970s disco mania may come to mind. Spandex came off the dance floor and into everyone's closet — stretchy leggings, jumpsuits and leg warmers were the rage. But spandex had a life before disco. It was invented by two DuPont chemists. Sun, 11 Dec 2011 11:04:00 +0000 Marisa Peñaloza 18947 at http://www.kunc.org Spandex Stretches To Meet U.S. Waistlines From Body Scan To Body Form: Sizing A Clothing Line http://www.kunc.org/post/body-scan-body-form-sizing-clothing-line Are you size 4? A 6? An 8? Often women shoppers don't know. And they can actually be all those sizes without gaining or losing an ounce.<p>Ed Gribbin, president of Alvanon, a clothing size and fit consulting firm in New York City, says everyone has a number in their head. When you go shopping, you instinctively look for your size, but more often than not, the item doesn't fit.<p>"Every brand looks at their fit as something that's proprietary, like their 'secret sauce,' and none is willing to share that info with anyone else," Gribbin says. Sun, 11 Dec 2011 11:04:00 +0000 Marisa Peñaloza 18948 at http://www.kunc.org From Body Scan To Body Form: Sizing A Clothing Line School Transforms Teens' Lives, One Pound At A Time http://www.kunc.org/post/school-transforms-teens-lives-one-pound-time <em>First of two stories, which are part of an ongoing </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/series/136462878/living-large-obesity-in-america" target="_blank">series</a><em> on obesity in America. The first part begins in August as students start their weight-loss journey at Wellspring Academy, a boarding school in Brevard, N.C. The second checks in with the students a few months later.</em><p>The gravel road announces families' arrival at Wellspring before they actually get there. Tue, 22 Nov 2011 18:58:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 19016 at http://www.kunc.org School Transforms Teens' Lives, One Pound At A Time Why Doctors And Patients Talk Around Our Growing Waistlines http://www.kunc.org/post/why-doctors-and-patients-talk-around-our-growing-waistlines <em><em>Part of an ongoing </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/series/136462878/living-large-obesity-in-america" target="_blank">series</a><em> on obesity in America</em></em><p>OK, so you're overweight. So are two-thirds of all Americans. Maybe you need a nudge to get going on a diet and exercise plan. Maybe you've thought about talking with your doctor about weight-loss strategies. Mon, 14 Nov 2011 08:26:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 17580 at http://www.kunc.org Why Doctors And Patients Talk Around Our Growing Waistlines