A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 06, 2015
Oblivobesity (obliviousness + obesity)

"Oblivobesity” (obliviousness + obesity) was coined by Dr. David L. Katz, director of Yale University School of Medicine’s Yale Prevention Research Center. “Where #childhoodobesity meets obliviousness, we have a compounded problem: oblivobesity,” Katz wrote on Twitter on August 6, 2014.

The term “oblivobesity” refers to parents who often ignore the obesity in their children, and who do not promptly correct the problems.


Twitter
Dr. David L. Katz
‏@DrDavidKatz
Where #childhoodobesity meets obliviousness, we have a compounded problem: oblivobesity-... http://fb.me/1en53RL4v
3:28 PM - 6 Aug 2014

LinkedIn
David L. Katz, MD, MPH
Obesity on The Nile
Aug 29, 2014
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Two recent studies address the dangers of what I have opted to call our relative obliviousness to prevailing obesity in our kids: “oblivobesity.”

New Haven (CT) Register
Dr. David L. Katz: We can’t ignore threat of childhood obesity and still hope to fix it
POSTED: 08/29/14, 5:59 PM EDT | UPDATED: ON 08/29/2014
Denial, famously, is not just a river in Egypt. It bedevils our responses to rampant childhood obesity.
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Two recent studies address the dangers of what I have opted to call our relative obliviousness to prevailing obesity in our kids: “oblivobesity.”

New York (NY) Times
Parents’ Denial Fuels Childhood Obesity Epidemic
By JAN HOFFMAN JUNE 15, 2015
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Dr. David L. Katz, the director of Yale’s Prevention Research Center, has coined a word for the problem: “oblivobesity.”

“Parents cannot ignore the threat of obesity to our children and still hope to fix it,” he wrote in an editorial accompanying the new study.

The Huffington Post
David Katz, M.D. (Director, Yale Prevention Research Center)
Overcoming the Overweight We Keep Overlooking
Posted: 06/16/2015 5:18 pm EDT Updated: 06/16/2015 5:59 pm EDT
The New York Times has attributed the term “oblivobesity” to me, and rightly, so far as I know; I did, indeed, coin the expression. It refers to the overweight under our own roofs that we are prone to keep overlooking, most notably that in our own children. But frankly, I would much prefer to help fix this problem—and problem it is, since where there is more obesity, there is more serious chronic disease- than come up with cute things to call it.

About Health
Oblivobesity: Can You Kid a Kid?
By David L. Katz, MD
Disease Prevention Expert
Updated June 23, 2015.
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Commenting nearly a year ago on the growing body of literature indicating that parents tend to overlook overweight and obesity in their own children, I first came up with the term “oblivobesity” as convenient shorthand for: obliviousness to obesity.

Posted by Barry Popik
Monday, July 06, 2015 • Permalink