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Outside editorial: U.S. should focus on parents in fighting childhood obesity

...It's part of an effort to address the long-running childhood obesity epidemic in the United States. Sound off on the...earlier this month. And prospects for reversing childhood obesity appear as remote as ever. According to the federal...
More PR then progress on fighting the fat-peddlers

...Let's Move campaign to "end childhood obesity within a generation" was marked...national conversation about childhood obesity, that discourse has actually...aisle and you can find such childhood-obesity-inducing products as Cupcake...
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...
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...
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...
First lady hosts kids at lunchtime 'state dinner'

...See? It can happen."The event was the latest effort in Mrs. Obama's "Let's Move" campaign to combat childhood obesity with more exercise and a better diet.Mrs. Obama listed some of the winning entries, calling them "amazing stuff...
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...
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.
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...
Outdoor program offered to children

...problem among American school children: a lack of direct experience with nature that experts say can contribute to childhood obesity, diabetes and even attention deficit disorder. The program also is intended to nurture future environmental scientists...


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