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: Why the low loonie is a blessing for Canadian border cities How one cancer victim's letters helped her family grieve Monkey see, monkey do: Primates learn to recognize themselves in mirrors Need motivation at the gym? Try these expert tips Why this Ottawa senior owns more than 350 pairs of skates Start prepping now for your Super Bowl BBQ bash Copenhagen Zoo welcomes its first rhino calf in three decades How lower gas prices are spiking new vehicle sales Countdown to the Super Bowl: Wow the crowd with this zesty guacamole Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore look forward to Oscars Miss Colombia wins Miss Universe title James Franco on why he didn't meet murderer An impossible situation: Father can only save one twin with liver donation Orphaned cougar cub finds new home in Winnipeg zoo How to avoid a cringe-worthy passport photo Do most people fail to practice proper umbrella etiquette? Pinching pennies? Try these money-saving wardrobe fixes Robert Redford discusses freedom of expression at launch of Sundance Paddle boarder captures up-close encounter with pod of orca whales Why this Philadelphia restaurant discourages tipping 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?