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Public health officials came up with a few explanations for the difference: In New York people usually walk or take mass transit, while LA tends to be car-based. New York started early promoting exercise as part of its government program for low income women and infants. And in the Los Angeles study there were more Mexican-American children, for whom obesity is more common than for black and white children.
Let the monarch rule
So, we just couldn’t resist this.
If you haven’t yet put two and two together (and really, why would you), you might not realize that Kim Kardashian, princess of reality television land, and Kate Middleton, the real live Duchess of Cambridge, are both due to have their babies in July.
And Kardashian, because she’s classy like this, has magnanimously said that Middleton can have all the attention. For her part, Kardashian says, she’d like a little privacy.
So, lessons this week from Kim: Reality stars don’t always love the paparazzi. And the future King or Queen of England should be of more public interest than the future Kimye child.
Awesome. I’ll keep that advice in mind.
Forget the booties...
And to balance out the pregnant celebrity news, this week expectant singer Shakira and soccer star Gerard Pique held their baby shower. Their virtual baby shower, that is, with all the gifts going to UNICEF and underprivileged kids worldwide.
Shakira is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nation’s children’s agency, and said in a message on the virtual shower site that she and Pique wanted to celebrate the arrival of their first child by helping others. Web users can join the virtual shower and buy gifts like a $5 mosquito net, a $10 polio vaccine or a $37 baby scale.
"To celebrate the arrival of our first child, we hope that, in his name, other less privileged children in the world can have their basic needs covered through gifts and donations," the couple writes on the site.