Video: Tips to fight childhood obesity from an Olympian Add to ... The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 7:44PM EST Last updated Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 7:44PM 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: Take a look inside the Pan Am Athletes' Village 36 Hours in Chengdu: 'Peppercorn is Sichuan cuisine's soul' Archival footage of a 1968 chuckwagon race captures the spirit of the Stampede Kitten and owl become playmates in Japan Madrid celebrates gay pride festivities with high heels race New barbecue brushes limit chance of bristles falling out Zoo animals chill out during Europe's heat wave Turtle-mounted camera captures incredible footage of Great Barrier Reef A glimpse at Canada’s least-visited national park Canadians embracing the outdoor kitchen Why a mom with 10 kids took in a duck with 11 ducklings Colorado canine credited with saving people from lightning New Vancouver business serves up the ultimate picnic experience Canadian entrepreneurs create 'Keurig for cocktails' Misty Copeland becomes American Ballet Theatre's first black principal dancer Endangered gray wolf pups born at Illinios zoo Try these delicious (and easy) ribs with your family this Canada Day How the 'belly-button challenge' is heating up on social media Why one Winnipeg man wants people to stop leaving pets in cars Robert Redford calls for global action on climate change 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?