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  • Study links diet soda to childhood overweight

    Could diet soda be fueling the rise of childhood obesity? A new study of more than 3,000 Canadian children and their mothers finds a strong link between the amount of …

  • Anchorage noticed nationally for reducing childhood obesity

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska– Anchorage has been recognized by a national public health foundation as one of four communities in the country to have reduced and maintained a lower rate of childhood …

  • Childhood obesity increasing worldwide

    Driven by the growing availability of fatty, sugary foods and beverages in low- and middle-income countries, 41 million children ages 5 and under are overweight or obese, a number expected …

  • Cheney schools report decline in overweight students

    All those vegetables, fruits, baked-not-fried potato chips and exercise at Cheney schools may be a rare win in the fight against childhood obesity. Numbers show a 2 percent drop in …

  • Smaller plates, exercise can help keep obesity at bay

    Dear Mr. Dad: The statistics on childhood obesity and all the associated health risks seem to get worse every day. I know I shouldn’t admit it, but banning all sugar …

  • Disney to banish junk-food ads from kid shows

    NEW YORK — Disney says its programming will no longer be sponsored by junk food. The Walt Disney Co. said today that it will become the first major media company …

  • Ohio county takes 200-pound 8-year-old from mother

    An 8-year-old Cleveland Heights boy was taken from his family and was placed in foster care in October after county case workers said his mother wasn’t doing enough to control …

  • Team teaching fitness

    On the eve of their districtwide cross-country race, Seltice Elementary School students in Post Falls received race tips from two marathoners who work as personal trainers at a nearby athletic …

  • Battling obesity in today’s children

    In the past three decades, the childhood obesity rate has more than tripled in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Nearly 18 percent of adolescents age …

  • Regional disparities mark child obesity picture

    CHICAGO – What’s the magic in Oregon that keeps kids lean? It’s a mystery health officials would like to solve as they admit all states are failing – by a …

  • Nutrition mission

    One in three American children is overweight or obese and at higher risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other health issues. In Spokane and Kootenai counties, …



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