"Time To Trim" Winners
Here are Slate readers' 12 best ideas for reducing the rate of childhood obesity.
Almost a month ago, we launched "Time To Trim," a crowdsourcing project to generate new ideas for reducing childhood obesity in the United States. Slate readers have submitted nearly 350 ideas and more than 2,000 votes for their favorites. Readers have also been engaging in some lively debate in the comments.
Voting is now closed, and we've rounded up 12 winning entries: six automatically selected because they were the top reader picks, and six more chosen by our panel of expert judges.
The judges' top six picks are:
1. Stop Being Afraid of the Food Industry, by Maria
2. Teach Children Cognitive Control, by Kristin V.
3. A Holistic Approach to Reversing Childhood Obesity Rates, by Rachel Assuncao
4. Legislate, Educate, and Inoculate To Create Food-Savvy Kids, by Bettina at The Lunch Tray
5. Food Stamp Incentives, by Zahava
6. Change the Cultural Norms Around Eating, by JenInNH
The readers' top six picks are:
Christy Harrison is a writer and editor specializing in food, nutrition, and health. She is currently pursuing a Master's of Public Health and registered dietitian's license at New York University. Previously she was the online editor at Gourmetmagazine.
Photograph of children by Sebastian Artz/Getty Images.