Video: Tips to fight childhood obesity from an Olympian Add to ... The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Jan. 10 2012, 7:44 PM EST Last updated Tuesday, Jan. 10 2012, 7:44 PM EST Olympian and Child Obesity Activist Silken Laumann says there is good awareness in the public of the dangers of obesity, but there are still a number of barriers that prevent kids from getting active. Watch More Video: Brrr! Ottawa shivers through brittle cold snap Online shopping continues to soar in U.K. How to avoid the potential pitfalls of hosting a holiday party William, Kate attend Attenborough screening B.C. tops Canada in painkiller addictions Parents find support after stillbirth Sidewalk scrooges to NYC tourists: Move it! How to make your own bacon-infused bourbon Philadelphia pet hospice helps owners say goodbye What makes a great restaurant? Globe's critic explains Meet the clown who helps sick children Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays? P!nk honoured by Billboard Magazine Check out these nifty gift ideas for do-it-yourselfers Plan now for the perfect Christmas morning breakfast How to pet-proof your home for the holidays Miley Cyrus MTV's artist of 2013 How to make a shrimp cocktail platter no one can refuse Meet a special 7-year-old Mountie Take a tour of the 'Harvard of Santa schools' Comments AA More Related to this Story Do these childhood obesity ads go too far? Should childhood obesity be a factor in custody battles? Is 'obesity' a dirty word even for doctors?