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Subway suspends ties with Jared after raid

...investigation" of a former employee of the Jared Foundation, an organization founded by Fogle to raise awareness about childhood obesity. Subway did not immediately say whether that employee was former foundation executive director Russell Taylor...
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Kids create school lunch menus

...regulations for school lunches. With the passing of the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and the campaign against childhood obesity, school lunches have switched from pudding packs to fruit cups."With the new school lunch regulations, we had...
House Finance completing work on state operating budget

...720,000 for advertising and research for the "Play Every Day" campaign. The campaign is aimed at addressing childhood obesity and encouraging kids to be active.Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole, who supported the cut, asked if TV ads...
Arctic Games athletes encourage children to be active

...operated by Healthy Futures and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, seeks to raise awareness about childhood obesity and encourage kids to stay active."We try to have a lot of fun," said Harlow Robinson, Healthy Futures' executive...
State wants to study recess, PE policies

JUNEAU - The state health department, as part of its effort to reduce childhood obesity, wants to know what policies Alaska schools have for physical education and recess.The department is seeking a contractor to...
Glacier Valley part of nat'l study be, said Lisa Sutherland, a UNC researcher who is visiting Glacier Valley this week as part of the study. "Childhood obesity has tripled over the past 20 years," she said, although children's intake of calories has barely risen. The...
My Turn: Alaska has an opportunity for health menu alone will not solve the problems of childhood obesity and poor eating choices. It will take the entire...parents, teachers and school food service staff. Childhood obesity is a national epidemic. The best solutions for this...
Empire editorial: Fitness grant offers chance to catch up

...poor safety ratings on playgrounds. By contrast, Connecticut rated first because of an aggressive plan to fight childhood obesity. Recent legislation there requires physical activity in the grade schools, and forces schools to offer low-fat...
Magazine fights child obesity 1 recipe at a time

...wanted to write for children. No one was interested.But by 2010, the time was right. Alarm over rising rates of childhood obesity was reaching new heights, as was awareness of the importance of cooking and eating real foods, not just for children...
We must fight childhood obesity among minority students

As a physician, all too often I see young adults who developed obesity during childhood. Some of them now have type 2 diabetes in their early 20s. This means they have several decades in the prime of their lives to struggle with a serious, chronic disease. This is a preventable disease, as are other obesity-related ones, like heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions. That's why it is critical to increase physical activity in and outside of school and to teach our youth to make healthy food choices early.


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