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: Video: Sweet business: How Soma makes its renowned bean-to-bar chocolate Yo, dog! Cool pooches hang ten at canine surfing competition in California Why a growing number of U.S. schools are bidding farewell to homework Recycled ship containers converted to student housing in Copenhagen Teen Aussie surfer narrowly survives shark attack Daniel Radcliffe not interested in Harry Potter return These easy, no-nonsense canned tomatoes are perfect for fall How this year's champagne crop was saved by old-school field workers Bangkok bumps London as world's favourite tourist city Scientists reconstruct accurate 3-D model of mini-dinosaur Why you should change your online passwords regularly Plus-size fashion show looks to break taboos in Japan Rare white lion cubs make their debut at Polish zoo How Brexit could impact the U.K. fashion industry Scientists develop algorithm that exactly copies your handwriting Milan Fashion Week kicks off with fairy tales and military regalia Frankfurt Zoo unveils its newest addition: a baby gorilla Follow these steps to lower the interest on your mortgage 'Brangelina' wax figures separated at London's Madame Tussauds museum B.C.'s Government House preps for royal visit by Will and Kate 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?