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Connecticut Bill Aims To Combat Childhood Obesity, Boost Physical Activity Of Kids

Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether to create a new commission that would devise ways to increase physical activity among students.


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Michelle Obama Visits Upper West Side To Help Announce Major Donation

The First Lady visited the Upper West Side to announce a $500 million donation to expand efforts to end childhood obesity.


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Nutritionist Offers Tips For Keeping Kids Healthy While Stuck Inside This Winter

Just letting kids sit around the house should not be an option, said Allie Matarasso, clinical dietitian at Montefiore Medical Center.


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Brentwood Schools Send Vending Machine Junk Food To The Trash

Long Island’s largest school district has removed fatty snacks and drinks from vending machines.


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Go Figure: Study Finds Girls Who Were Called Fat As Kids More Likely To Be Obese Later

A new study out of UCLA included more than 2,300 girls from across the country who had their height and weight checked when they were 10 and again when they were 19.


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Report: Childhood Obesity Rates Fell In 18 States

New York and New Jersey are among more than a dozen states that showed a decline in childhood obesity, health officials said Tuesday.


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How To Help Your Kids Choose The Best Extra-Curricular Activities

Help your kids learn and prepare for the future through after-school activities.


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Researchers Say Simple Formula Could Predict Childhood Obesity Chances

Childhood obesity has become a national epidemic and public health crisis.


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Kris Humphries Takes Aim At Childhood Obesity In Brooklyn

As a member of the Brooklyn Nets, Kris Humphries has no trouble staying in shape. But he knows that childhood obesity is a problem in the United States. That’s why he’s hosting the Kris Humphries Challenge For Kids.


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New Menu Options Seek To Serve Up Improved Classroom Performance, Reduced Obesity In Schools

A healthier menu is coming to school cafeterias across the country. The government has announced new rules for school lunches, including more fruits and vegetables and less fat.


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Bloomberg: Childhood Obesity Rates Falling In NYC

The announcement by the mayor comes following a study that was conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.


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Study, Assemblyman Seek Action On ‘Food Deserts’

Fewer groceries in urban and rural areas statewide have worsened the so-called food deserts in New York, where the poor have little access to affordable fresh produce and nutritious foods, a study finds.


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Suffolk County To Use $1.2M Grant To Battle Obesity

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County plans to use a $1.2 million state grant to battle obesity-related issues.