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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in more than 15 years means most offerings — including the always popular pizza — will come with less sodium, more whole grains and a wider selection of fruits...
Tags: Michelle Obama, Politics, Barack Obama, Health, Healthy Diet
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha songwriter Karen Sokolof Javitch has taken a cue from first lady Michelle Obama and written a song to inspire children to get off the couch. Javitch's song, "I Love to Sweat," is available on her website and can be...
NEW YORK (AP) — Obesity rates have declined among New York City's public schoolchildren in kindergarten through eighth grade over the past five years, said a government study published Thursday. The study published by the federal Centers for...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterThe Salvation Army's new Kroc Center sparkles. From a small indoor water park complete with a water slide to two spacious basketball courts to large weight training and cardio centers, even state-of-the-art bikes in its spinning room, it seems to have...
HOBART, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana hospital that erected billboards with the message "Obesity is a disease. Not a decision" is facing a public backlash from people who find the signs offensive. The staff at St. Mary Medical Center's Healthy 4...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The case of an 8-year-old third-grader weighing more than 200 pounds has renewed a debate on whether parents should lose custody if a child is severely obese. Roughly 2 million U.S. children are extremely obese — weighing...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The case of an 8-year-old boy taken from his family because he weighs more than 200 pounds (90 kilograms) has renewed a U.S. debate on whether parents should lose custody if a child is severely obese. The boy was removed from his...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Who would you put on a stamp? Charlie Sheen? Lady Gaga? Yourself? Hoping to boost sagging revenue, the U.S. Postal Service on Monday abandoned its longstanding rule that stamps cannot feature people who are still alive and is...
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two scientists who unlocked mysteries linked to obesity or a professor who figured out how to make stem cells without human embryos are among potential candidates for the 2011 Nobel Prize in medicine. Canadian-born Douglas...
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — To say 18-year-old Tanner Hankins is half the man he used to be would be inaccurate, but the Cape Girardeau High School senior has managed to melt away nearly 70 pounds since January and 110 pounds overall. At his...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — University of Utah officials are hoping to prevent childhood obesity by targeting teen mothers during pregnancy. The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/qUzzfa ) 54 percent of the 400 teen moms and 28 percent of the 800...
Tags: Hospitals and Clinics, Overweight, Weight
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Indiana has a weighty problem. An annual report from the Trust for America's Health ranks Indiana as the 15th-fattest state with an obesity rate of 29.1 percent. Indiana's obesity rate has increased by 60 percent since 1995,...
Tags: Diabetes, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi
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