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: Tips to fight childhood obesity from an Olympian The sleek and sexy Mustang turns 50 Sick 8-year-old boy gets his wish to fly like Iron Man Royals get puppy love before New Zealand trip wraps up Kate makes music with sick kids in Australia, then hits the beach Bryan Singer accuser speaks publicly about rape allegations Toronto couple's dream home comes crashing down Get ready to feel more pain at the gas pumps Oral cancer rates among young people on the rise Why 'job hopping' is a way of life for many Canadians Selfie with passing train goes wrong 'X-Men' director Singer accused of drugging and raping teenager Here's how $9,000 spent staging a Toronto loft paid off Celebrity chef Chuck Hughes shares his favourite Canadian restaurants Flight attendant makes hilarious speech to lucky travellers How to get your home ready for spring (at last) Margaret Trudeau talks women's health and depression Victoria Secret fashion show goes to London; angels want to see Prince Harry there Christie's displays largest blue diamond ever to appear at auction The Royals delight crowds in Christchurch How some beeping eggs are giving these kids a special Easter 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?