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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Jan. 19, 2015

...who protect freedom don't wear a uniform. Thumbs down to obesity. Last week, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services...adults and more than 17 percent of Alaska children are obese. Obesity is a health crisis, even if that fact is uncomfortable to...
Empire Editorial: New school PE rules deserve a workout

...and what sports will and will not be included. Some may argue that physical education, especially in a nation ridden with obesity, shouldn't be made to seem less important. To those we reply that many high school athletes obtain a very high level of...
We must fight childhood obesity among minority students

...often I see young adults who developed obesity during childhood. Some of them now a preventable disease, as are other obesity-related ones, like heart disease...less healthy lives than their parents. Obesity's impact is even more problematic for...
Suicide, obesity rates increase in Alaska

ANCHORAGE - The rates for suicide, obesity and infant deaths in Alaska have increased...Health Director Ward Hurlburt said that obesity has become one of the state's most expensive health problems. Complications from obesity such as diabetes and high blood pressure...
Anti-obesity campaign is reasonable and well-grounded

...Michelle Obama launched her campaign against obesity, she's drawn increasing criticism from...big-government playbook for fighting obesity. In fact, a large part of the more insidious "solutions" to the obesity problem being promoted by much of the...
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 to change...
Outside editorial: Getting a grip on the obesity debate

...According to contrarian views of the obesity/overweight issue, the concern is overblown...challenges the link between health problems and obesity. Some naysayers suggest the antifat campaign...Centers for Disease Control (CDC), obesity rates leveled off last year, but are...
House Finance completing work on state operating budget

...Committee on Tuesday cut advertising funding for an anti-obesity program and rebuffed a Democratic-led effort to boost education...campaign. The campaign is aimed at addressing childhood obesity and encouraging kids to be active.Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North...
Magazine fights child obesity 1 recipe at a time

...the time was right. Alarm over rising rates of childhood obesity was reaching new heights, as was awareness of the see every family in America cooking together or to have obesity eradicated by 2020. But her immediate goals are more straightforward...
$60M awarded in tribal housing grants

...600,000 to the Aroostook Band of Micmac Indian Tribe in Maine to build a tribal fitness center to address diabetes, obesity and other health issues.- $1.1 million to the Blackfeet Housing Authority of Montana to renovate 24 low-rent housing...


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