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NJ Gov. Christie Compliments First Lady Obama’s Health Efforts

Christie thinks first lady Michelle Obama is doing well to speak in favor of healthy eating and exercise.

02/27/2011

Childhood obesity (credit: AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

Rockland County Awarded $1.5 Million Health Grant

The state of New York just awarded Rockland County a $1.5 million grant to bring new farmer’s markets, community gardens and nutrition education classes to the county.

02/13/2011

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Study Measures Link Between Sleep And Childhood Obesity

CBS 2’s Dr. Max Gomez tells us more about a new study that says it might be lack of sleep that’s causing the issue of obesity in children.

01/24/2011

Childhood obesity (credit: AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

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.

12/31/2010

First Lady Michelle Obama greets children at the Maple Avenue School - Newark, NJ - Nov 18, 2010 - Photo: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

First Lady Brings Fitness Campaign To Newark

A group of New Jersey school children received a pep talk on healthy eating and exercise from Michelle Obama.

11/19/2010

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center - Washingtion, DC - Sep 14, 2010 - Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

First Lady In Newark To Discuss Obesity

Michelle Obama will be joined by Newark Mayor Cory Booker and will hear from students at the city’s Maple School in Thursday.

11/16/2010

Do Credit Cards Lead To Obesity?

Trying to lose weight as we head into the holidays? Maybe you should cut up your credit cards as you head to the grocery store.

11/15/2010

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Weiner Proposes Food Stamp Incentive For Produce

With obesity becoming a nationwide epidemic, Congressman Anthony Weiner may have a novel solution to get people to eat their veggies.

10/17/2010

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NYC Students Get Healthy Eating Tips At Upstate Farm

Second graders from PS 180 boarded a bus and arrived at The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm, where harvested every vegetable imaginable.

10/08/2010

A new study found that thinner women had fatter paychecks than average-sized or overweight women. (Photo credit: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

Study: Your Weight Affects Your Salary

In a country plagued by obesity, eating disorders, and the all-too-common pressure to simply look good, a new study finds that your waist size can play a role in your wallet size.

CBS 2–10/07/2010

Childhood obesity (credit: AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

Study: Of Every 10 NYC Kids, 4 Are Overweight

The good news is that the rate of obesity among New York kids is not rising, as it is nationally.

09/06/2010

Garson Goldstein is active again following his hip replacement surgery. (credit: CBS 2)

HealthWatch: Joint Replacement And Obesity

It stands to reason that if your hips or knees are so painful that even walking is difficult, then you won’t burn many calories and will gain weight. But the correlation has been hard to show, until now.

08/17/2010

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Seen At 11: Diet-For-Dollars

The latest trend in the world of weight loss is diet-for-dollars, where if you drop the pounds, you pick up some dough.

CBS 2–08/06/2010

Childhood obesity (credit: AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

HealthWatch: Atkins Vs. Low Fat Diet

A recent study tested both traditional low-fat diets and the Atkins low-carbohydrate diet, and came up with surprising results as to which is safer and more effective.

CBS 2–08/03/2010

Childhood obesity (credit: AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

New Program Aims to Fight Childhood Obesity

The problem is getting much worse: Nearly half of young people in the United States are overweight or obese.

CBS 2–07/29/2010

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