Pediatricians at Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx and at Harlem Hospital are writing prescriptions for fruits and vegetables to at-risk youths.
A New York City initiative to combat obesity will promote physical activity through design changes for buildings and public spaces.
Some parents have been getting their kids to the gym at the youngest ages possible, in an effort to battle obesity before it can ever take hold.
The mayors of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities sent a letter to congressional leaders saying it’s “time to test and evaluate approaches limiting” the use of the subsidies for sugar-laden beverages, in the interest of fighting obesity and related diseases.
The city Health Department said Monday that the disease was the underlying or a contributing cause of 5,695 deaths in 2011. That’s about 160 more such deaths than in 2010 and 1,260 more than in 1990.
The American Beverage Association says the ads oversimplify the causes of obesity.
“In terms of keeping it secret, it’s nobody else’s business,” Christie said. “If asked about it, I wouldn’t have lied about it. But it’s nobody else’s business but mine.”
“For the first time in the history of the world, more people will die from over-eating than under-eating this year,” Bloomberg said. Was the mayor telling truth or serving up a whopper?
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie poked fun at his weight during an appearance on the “Late Show” with David Letterman on Monday night, but he is actually getting serious about his weight.
The proposal, scheduled to take effect on March 12, would ban many eateries from selling high-sugar drinks in cups or containers bigger than 16 ounces.
A mother, Dara-Lynn Weiss, told the world why she put her 7-year-old daughter on a strict diet for a piece in Vogue magazine. Now Weiss tells all in her memoir, The Heavy.
Abby Ellin, editor-at-large for fitsmi.com and author of the book Teenage Waistland, joined us to discuss the issue of teenage obesity and offered eight tips for families to fight the battle together.
The reprieve on fines comes as soda makers, restaurateurs and other businesses are suing to try to block the unprecedented rule from going into effect at all.
The Atlanta-based company on Monday will begin airing a two-minute spot during the highest-rated shows on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC in hopes of becoming a stronger voice in the intensifying debate over sodas and their impact on public health.
Childhood obesity has become a national epidemic and public health crisis.