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: 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 How to keep your kids active during the long summer ahead Magic Mike XXL cast talks about stripping on (and off) screen Mexico welcomes Spanish royals We asked, you answered: What makes you proud to be Canadian? World's oldest woman is 115 and living in New York Truffle-hunting dogs sniff out prized fungus Do most sunglasses provide proper UV protection? Toronto police enforce HOV lanes in preparation for Pan Am Games Classic cars put up for auction in Edmonton at charity fundraiser How exactly do giraffes walk on such skinny legs? British study aims to find out 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?